I’m using this apple galette that I’ve prepared recently to talk about FOOD & MINDSET.
Starting to be more AWARE of the entire process of nourishing, means working on the connection with your body and the food that you CHOOSE to eat, but it also means that you’ll truly put into practice the idea of moving from eating to nourishing
Learn how to listen and trust your body – giving it what it needs, and not ignoring the messages that will eventually send you even in the busiest times. Start putting yourself first and love taking care of yourself!
And yes, I’m saying this with a galette, that is packed with nutrients & flavor but it would absolutely not fit into the classic standards of “healthy” or “clean”.
Start to move on from the classic standards of “healthy” and “unhealthy”, and start looking at the ingredients, food combinations, quality of products, your body’s needs, etc.
LET’S BREAK DOWN THE GALETTE
- almost all the ingredients in this galette are organic
- the dough is made with only whole grain flour
- there’s a bit of date syrup but otherwise, I’ve played with apples and spices to avoid adding extra sugar (get creative!)
- there’s a good amount of apples considering the size of the galette
- there’s some tahini in the dough too
- loved cooking with these Irish apples from the farmers’ market (connect with your food!)
- I’ve shared it with my boyfriend (food is not just energy for your body!)
- there’s some yogurt in the homemade ice-cream that I’ve used but you can also serve the galette with some yogurt (hello probiotics!)
- it was exactly what I wanted and a perfect way to celebrate those delicious apples (enjoy your food!)
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN:
what can you do today to work a bit on your approach toward food?
For the dough:
- 130 g whole grain flour (wheat or spelt)
- 35 g butter
- 1.5 tbsp tahini
- 2 tsp date syrup
- approx. 60 ml milk or hazelnut drink
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
For the filling:
- 3 apples (approx. 390 g – preferably cooking apples)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp fennel seeds (crushed in a mortar)
- a splash of lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp butter (optional)
- approx. 1 tsp coconut flour (optional)
In a bowl, mix the softened butter (at room temperature) with tahini, date syrup (1 tsp), and cinnamon. Add the flour and mix well until you get a crumble-like consistency, then start adding the liquid in small portions (a different flour may require a bit less or more liquid). Mix the ingredients with a spoon for this first part, then in the end quickly knead the dough with your hands – it should be ready in a few minutes overall. If you are not using it straight away, place the dough in the fridge using a covered bowl.
Slice the apples, mix them with the spices and a splash of lemon juice. Roll out the dough (you’ll end up with a circle of approx. 20 cm of diameter) and sprinkle the coconut flour to prevent the base from becoming too soggy. Start adding the sliced apples, then fold the dough up and over the apples to create a border (wet your fingertips to press the internal part of the border and ensure it will stay in place).
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C until the galette is golden brown (approx. 20-25 minutes – I don’t overcook the apples and they are still slightly crunchy at the end). When it’s almost ready, take the galette out from the oven: brush the border with a mixture made of date syrup (1 tsp) and milk or plant-based drink (2 tsp) – add 1/2 tsp of butter in small pieces over the apples. Place in the oven again for a couple of minutes.
Serve slightly warm or at room temperature with a dollop of ice-cream or yogurt on top.
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