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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

175ml milk

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

went on...

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.

Crunch time

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

helps someone.

In this issue we

looked the link

between diabetes

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

(opposite, centre).


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