Autumn poached Bosc pears with chia pudding (VG, GF)

As some of you may have noticed, I am loving these poached organic Bosc pears. Personally, Bosc pears are not that delightful raw as a snack however when poached, baked or added to cakes- they’re a delight! Pears are currently in season and poaching them with herbal tea (yes, herbal), cinnamon/cassia quill and star anise is so perfect for this Autumn/ Winter phase.

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Simply rinse the pears and add them to the a saucepan. Cover the pears with filtered water and add your choice of tea. I have used Pukka teabags which are plastic-free according to the company when I contacted them a year or so ago. I have recently started using a naturopath and handmade tea blend that utilises liquorice root, aniseed, green tea, caraway and cloves as well as the usual cinnamon/cassia quill and star anise. Cover the saucepan and bring the pears to the boil before turning down the heat and letting it simmer for 3-4 mins. You can cook for longer if you want softer pears however I usually reheat the pears in a little poaching liquid when serving at breakfast.

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RECIPE:

One serve- double/triple/quadruple as desired

1/4 cup chia seeds

3/4 cup plant based milk. I used activated almond milk.

Vanilla, cinnamon or maca if desired

-Mix the ingredients together and stir well. Let this mix sit before stirring again. I usually do this the night before and store in the fridge.

-When ready to serve, slice the pears in half vertically and place in a saucepan with the cut-side down and a little of the poaching liquid. Simmer until most of the liquid is evaporated and starts to thicken.

-Simply serve the pears on top of the chia pudding and top with pecans or walnuts.

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NOTES:

❁During the colder months, I like to gently heat the chia pudding on the stove. If you do this, ensure you don’t heat it for too long as the chia will thicken rapidly. Add extra plantbased milk if desired.

❁You could use apples for this recipe however the skin tends to split when the apples are boiled so I suggest simmering at a lower heat instead.

All my love,

Di ♡

“We are what we think. All that we are, arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha

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