Sometimes I seriously wonder if there is something wrong me. If I was maybe born with that famous ‘hole in the head’… Or maybe I actually think that there are 48 hours in each day (wouldn’t that be awesome by the way??) but noooo, that is all not true. I’m mean; yes I am slightly mad and yes, I am sometimes very delusional and yes I’ve managed to create yet another blog. Tsssk, I can hear you think.. Why would that be of any use?
It’s gone live today and if you cannot contain your curiosity; it’s called Beetroot and Halloumi and the idea is to make this a foodblog but centered around healthy food and healthy living.. BOOORRRRINNNG I can hear you think.. Maybe… I need to get better at controlling my healthy I think and thought this would be a cool way to keep the focus while in the meantime still eat
unhealthy different dishes here on Junglefrog Cooking. Obviously there is no way I’m gonna abandon this baby so rest assured that will still be there. And I might over time decide that it was a bad idea and that nothing good has come of it, but for now I’m happy with it. It’s not exactly the way I want it to be yet. I hate having to search for a new theme and then installing it, spending time on it; only to find out it’s not exactly what it claimed to be. O well… it’s up and it’s working more or less. It looks ok-ish too. Still a bit empty since you see a lot of posts on the front page. And even though I think I’m superwoman, I cannot turn out twenty posts in one day.
The recipes will eventually be different from the ones featured here but in order to fill it up a bit I will use some of the recipes I’ve made over the last couple of years. The healthy ones ofcourse only!
Now talking about this delicious and plain applesauce. You would almost wonder why you would even need a recipe for that. Well you don’t really but I’m gonna share it with you anyway. It’s delicious, fragrant and anything a good apple compote should be! For the last bit of winter and now please let’s get on with spring already!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
- 500-1000g apples (I used a variety of different apples)
- 4 pieces star anise
- 3-4 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
Peel and core all the apples and cut them into chunks. Don't make them too big or it will take too long to cook. Put all the apple cubes in a large saucepan, add a little bit of water and the orange juice to the pan, add the cinnamon sugar and star anise and bring to the boil. As soon as it's boiling turn the heat down to a simmer and leave it simmering for about 20-30 minutes. Check regularly to see how you're apples are doing.
If you like the sauce to be smooth leave it fairly long, but if you like bits and chunks in the sauce then make sure you don't boil it too long.
If you do not have cinnamon sugar (which is basically sugar with cinnamon added in it) you can ofcourse use regular sugar and add one or two cinnamon sticks in it.
Recipe by Simone van den Berg