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Sweet Potato, Carrots

& Pumpkins These bright orange vegetables are all great sources of beta-carotene which really helps our skin glow. They're also high in vitamin C which will build immunity coming into the winter, preventing sickness. Try them roasted, boiled, mashed or in soups and stews.

Pears & Apples

Both fruits are high in fibre and contain cholesterol lowering compounds. Eat fresh or try them stewed with a little cinnamon for a simple and guilt-free dessert. The autumnal aroma of apple and cinnamon wafting through the house will warm the heart and feed the soul -- see the recipe, right:


Honey & Cinnamon Stewed Apple


Six apples

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 large mug of boiling water

1 tbsp of honey or agave syrup

1 tsp vanilla essence -- optional


>Peel, core and chop the apples into large chunks.

>Add the apples to a large pot and dust with the cinnamon.

>Pour over hot water to cover apples, add honey and vanilla, stir to combine.

>Pop the lid on and simmer for 20 minutes on a medium heat until apples are soft and cooked.

>Mash the cooked apples with a fork and voila!

Serving suggestion

Serve warm over natural yogurt.