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Poach perfect

Poaching is a cooking technique that involves submerging what you are cooking in heated water. The difference between poaching and simmering or boiling is the temperature you use, with poaching happening at lower temperatures roughly between 70ºC and 80ºC. Poaching is particularly appropriate as a method of cooking delicate proteins such as those found in fish, chicken, eggs and some fruits and vegetables. Try some perfect poaching with these recipes: spiced poached pears with Bircher muesli; coconut poached chilli and lime Thai chicken salad; Turkish poached eggs with chilli and oregano butter; miso ginger noodles with poached eggs; poached spiced oranges; tea-poached chicken with green beans; and chocolate cake with poached lavender berries.

Star Anise Poached Apple with Coconut Rice Pudding

Recipe / Lisa Guy

Apples are an excellent source of dietary fibre that can lower high cholesterol and help promote good cardiovascular health. Apples are also rich in important phytonutrients and protective antioxidants.

Serves: 4

2 cups apple juice
1 cup water
1 stick cinnamon
1 whole star anise
4 medium apples, peeled & cored, halved
1 can full-fat coconut milk
1 cup basmati rice
¾ cup plant-based milk
3–4 tbsp 100% maple syrup, or raw honey or coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon

In a medium saucepan bring juice, water, cinnamon stick and star anise to the boil. Add apple halves and reduce the heat to a simmer for 10 mins or until the apples are tender. Make sure the apples are just covered with liquid. Add more water if needed. Remove the apples once tender.

To make the rice pudding, pour coconut milk into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil. Add rice and then reduce the heat to a simmer with the lid on for 15 mins. Add plant-based milk, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon and cook for a further 15 mins until the rice is tender. Add more coconut milk for a creamier pudding.

Serve rice pudding in a bowl topped with 2 halves of apple.

Spiced Poached Pears with Bircher Muesli

Recipe / Lisa Guy

Pears are a great source of soluble fibre, with one pear providing around a quarter of your daily recommended fibre intake. Soluble fibres are fermented in the bowel and used to feed and promote

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