Celi Diet: Meatballs on Silverbeet.
I am very lucky to have grass fed, grain free beef from my own paddocks in my own freezer. Grass fed beef is naturally lower in fat. GE/GM free. Carries up to 400 times more Vitamin A and E. It has two to four times more of that heart healthy Omega 3. It is disease and chemical free. What more could you ask for?
Today I made meatballs with a fresh tomato sauce, served on a bed of sauteed silverbeet. This entire meal is from the kitchensgarden and fields. So it is very fresh and the nutrients and especially Vitamin C are at their peak. To absorb the iron from the silverbeet and the beef you need to have some Vitamin C in your meal as well.
Chop finely in food processer
- 1 large onion
- 1 handful cilantro
- 1 handful basil
- 1 small chilli
- 1 capsicum
- Add this to 2 pounds of ground beef with 2 small eggs. Mix together well. Scoop up small portions of meat mixture, shape and roll in flax seed flour.
- Oven bake in a little olive oil or butter until browned and cooked, turning once.
Meanwhile cut up and cook together with a little olive oil
- 6 peeled and chopped tomatoes,
- a sliced onion,
- a fennel bulb,
- fresh herbs and seasoning
- While this cooks: scorch the last big shiny eggplant from the garden over a flame until the skin is crackly and the inside is soft and mushy.
- Once the tomato mixture is cooked down enough, (about 30-40 minutes) mix in the peeled eggplant then blend in batches creating a lovely fresh thickened sauce. Pour over meatballs and cook for about 10 minutes.
Wash silverbeet, spinach or swiss chard and roll up like an enormous cigar. Then cut into thin strips.
Heat about 1/4 cup of olive oil and a little chilli in a wok. When oil is smoking add all the silverbeet carefully. With two forks toss freqently until reduced. Not soggy though. Add a handful of toasted sunflower seeds during the last few minutes.
Serve outside on the long barn door table as the sun is setting. And absorb that wonderful quality of autumnal stillness that accompanies the sweet rustle of dried corn, and falling leaves. Just feel that peace seeping across the still warm fields.