A YEAR IN REVIEW
Looking back LIVING MAKING CARBS COUNT LIVING
briefly at the last Apple and Sausage
Filo Rolls (makes 6)
6 good quality Toulouse style Spiced beetroot &
sausages (approx. 400g) apple muffins
year’s worth of
1 Pink Lady apple, cored and (makes 12)
finely diced 275g plain flour
50g dried breadcrumbs 2 heaped tsp baking powder
1 tbsp chopped fresh sage 2 heaped tsp ground mixed spice
2 tsp wholegrain mustard 1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
magazines, here are
150g filo pastry (6 sheets
measuring approx. 40 cm x 30 cm) 125g unsalted butter, melted
60g butter, melted 60g caster sugar
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 1 pack cooked beetroot, grated
6/200°C/fan oven 180°C. Squeeze 2 apples, cored & grated coarsely
a few highlights and
the meat out of the sausage skins
and put into a bowl with the diced Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a
Pink Lady apple, 25g breadcrumbs, 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
sage, mustard and seasoning. Mix Sift the flour, baking powder and
well with your hands to combine. spices into a large mixing bowl. In
Lay one sheet of pastry onto a another mixing bowl whisk together
reminders of what
clean board and brush with the melted butter. Top with a second sheet of pastry, the eggs, melted butter, sugar and
brush with more butter and then top with a final sheet of pastry. Brush again milk.
with butter and then fold in half to make a long rectangle. Cut into three equal Pour into the flour and mix very
small rectangles. Repeat this process again with the remaining sheets of filo. lightly - don’t worry if it looks lumpy.
Shape the sausage mixture into six equal sausage shapes, just a bit shorter Finally, gently fold through the grated
beetroot and apple and spoon into the
than the pastry rectangles. Take one pastry rectangle and sprinkle a little of the
remaining breadcrumbs in the centre. Put a sausage on top of the breadcrumbs muffin cases.
and brush all the exposed pastry with butter. Fold the pastry up and over the Bake in the oven for around 20
sausage, pressing down at the edges to enclose the sausages. Repeat with minutes until golden brown and
remaining filo and sausage mixture. springy to the touch.
Place the filo rolls on the prepared baking tray, brush with the melted butter
and then lightly score each roll three times on the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes
until golden and cooked through.
t turns out that an apple a day Plus, they are just so neat. Each appley calories.This means that apples satisfy one you’re half way to meeting your daily Last but not least, you might gain a
really can keep the doctor away. orb – whether red or green -- contains 4 hunger for few calories (95 for an average fruit quota, which should be around 2 brighter smile with whiter, healthier teeth
Apples are one of autumn’s grams soluble fibre (per medium apple). apple), so it’s not surprising that they can cups full for adults, and also counting as as biting and chewing an apple stimulates
greatest bounties, literally Apples are loaded with soluble fibre, the be part of a healthy diet and may even one of your five-a-day of fruit and veg. the production of saliva in your mouth,
lying on the ground in some key to blunting blood sugar swings. The promote weight loss. Among the many health benefits, it is reducing tooth decay by lowering the
Oh yes, the contentious world of chocolate gardens, waiting to be picked up. Packed
with rich phyto-nutrients and antioxidants,
apple have great health benefits as well
soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats
in the intestine, which translates into lower
cholesterol levels and a healthier you.
Looking at that average or medium apple,
believed (and studies are showing) that
apples may help you avoid Alzheimer’s and
protect against Parkinson’s. They may also
levels of bacteria.
But as well as just snacking on a ‘raw’
apple, as nature intended, you can also
(below). So central to debates about as disease-preventing properties as
they are a good source of immune-
boosting vitamin C (providing 14% of your
To manage your weight and improve
your overall health, doctors recommend
a diet rich in fibre. Foods high in fibre will
you can count on between 10-15 carbs,
making it a filling snack without loading
up on carb content. A medium apple also
neutralize irritable bowel syndrome, as this
might be controlled by staying away from
dairy and fatty foods while including a high
cook in both sweet and savoury dishes.
So make the most of what’s all around us
at this time of year, pick up an apple, and
weight, well-being and glucose control.
Recommended Daily Allowance). fill you up without costing you too many counts as 1 cup of fruit, so after eating intake of fibre in your diet. tuck in with glee!
The darker the better is the general rule, we
discovered. Main lesson: check the labels
for carb content as bars vary widely. Also,
there was an interview with pilot Douglas NOVEMBER
Cairns about his fight to stay flying after his We don’t often look at the darker sides of living with
diagnosis of diabetes. Making Carbs Count diabetes, but then we can’t continually
was a focus on the apex of autumnal fruits, ignore the realities in case the
the mighty apple (top right). information we bring
In this issue we
looked the link
and depression (cover,
left and feature, top left
next page). The news
pages featured an ultra-
snazzy new pump – the
iPump -- which even has a
touchscreen (though currently
only available in the US, it
will come our way eventually).
Making Carbs Count looked
at the plentiful bounty of beans