Day 9 of 14days, oh my word where and how did the last 8 day go by-well I have no clue-all I can say is that I have had fun—fun the kind that kids have when playing with play dough-however I played with Zespri Kiwi Fruit. We were given 28 Kiwi fruit—which equated to 2 per day—I have to buy a few more to be able to continue with the challenge—many a times I used more than the allocated number of kiwis.
Yes I did create simple recipes using my Kiwis-but that is my point and how I like it – simple so others won’t think twice about following them, simple because you probably have all the ingredients at home, simple because I have explained the instructions carefully and most of all simple because I have tempted you to go into the kitchen and experiment. I created concoctions and dishes that I normally would not have dreamt of doing. Each days challenge was a piece of canvas for me to create a simple yet nutritious dish that would also tick all the right boxes for the challenge.
For me creating each recipe, involves quite a bit of research, and this is what I enjoy most-preparing an informative blog post – working with the Zespri Kiwis was a major learning kerb for me and I really thought I was doing a “Fair” job and I also thought the recipes I created thus far were interesting enough, but my son obviously did not think so as he told me “are you not going to create some interesting dishes” and I thought “oh my word what did you think I have been doing these past 9 days”-well I guess he was not impressed enough-but that is how kids are (my kid that I am referring to is close onto 31years old).
My shopping list is getting a complete overhaul for future shopping expeditions – I think to myself why would I want to eat boring fruits like bananas and apples when I can eat the exotic kiwi—and the ‘cherry on the top’ is I don’t have to feel guilty because it is lower in calories-lots more nutrition-so I would not be right in my head if I did not feast on Kiwi in future.
250ml peeled and grated Zespri Kiwi
125ml tightly packed dhania (coriander) leaves
7ml grated ginger
1 chopped green chilli (optional)
10ml lemon juice
50ml ground peanuts
50ml desiccated coconut
25ml water (if required)
- Pour the grated kiwi into the bowl of a food processor and add the dhania (coriander) leaves, grated ginger, chilli, sugar, salt and lemon juice
- Pulse the mixture a few times to get a rough paste, then increase the speed and process till everything is well blended
- Lower speed and slowly add the ground peanuts and desiccated coconut and if necessary add some water and process till well combined
- Adjust the seasoning as per your personal taste- ( generally add a little more lemon juice and chilli)
- This is another versatile chutney that can be used to serve a number of snacks – you can take about 2 tablespoon of the chutney and mix into some low fat cream cheese and use as a spread on your grilled vegetable sandwich
- Serve with roast potatoes, samoosas, spring rolls and etc.
- This chutney can also be frozen