Cashews, Mushrooms & Spinach Enjoy these Superfoods
A Quick, Easy Healthy dish to serve for the whole family
Can be eaten as a vegetarian dish or you can add chicken, lean meat or fish
Gluten free suitable for people suffering from coeliac and digestive disorders
Nutritional Benefits of this dish
Vitamin D
Antioxidant & anti-inflammatory helping to prevent cancer and joint problems
Low GI
Healthy daily source of Protein & Carbohydrates
Helps to relieve symptoms of gout
Heart healthy
Immune support
Cooking time – Vegetarian version 15 mins
If you are to add any meat or fish protein cook separately and add to dish
Serve 4 – 6 people

800g button mushrooms, trimmed
8 sprigs fresh thyme
100ml olive oil
1 cup raw cashews
1 tbs honey
2 tbs sesame seeds
180g semi dried tomatoes
100g baby spinach leaves
1 tbs red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Preheat oven and a large roasting pan to 220°C fan forced. Add the mushrooms to the hot pan. Add the thyme and drizzle over 2 tbs of the olive oil, shake the pan to coat all the mushrooms. Roast 15 minutes or until the mushrooms are just tender.
Meanwhile, heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and the cashews, cook, shaking the pan for 3-4 minutes until cashews light golden. Add the honey and sesame seeds and toss gently to coat. Remove cashews to a tray lined with baking paper to cool.
Add the cashews, tomatoes and spinach to the mushrooms. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, mustard and salt and pepper in a screw-top jar, shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the mushroom salad and toss gently to combine.
Add any previously cooked chicken, meat or fish. You can also serve this dish on a bed of pasta or rice. Cook pasta or rice according to the packet and place on dish then top with Cashew, Spinach and Mushroom bake.

Author's Bio: 

Julie Doherty is recognized as World Health Leader in Naturopathic Healthcare by The Leading Physicians of the world. She is an exceptionally experienced naturopathic health practitioner with a vast expertise in traditional medicine, herbal medicine, and homeopathic medicine. Julie has over twenty-six years in practice and currently maintains a position at Julie's Naturopathic Health Care Services, her private practice in Hackham, South Australia, Australia, where she provides an extensive array of safe, effective, individual, and non-invasive therapies to assist with overcoming health issues that affect the body and the mind.

Julie graduated with distinctions from S.A. College of Botanical Medicine and Natural Therapies and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Her professional qualifications include Naturopathic Doctor, Herbal & Homoeopathic Practitioner in Diet and Nutritional Medicine, Remedial & Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Body Mind Balancing Cognitive Counselling, and Healthy/Lifestyle coaching and Natural Beauty. This solid education has enabled Julie to provide an extensive range of multidisciplinary modalities that are safe, effective, individual and non-invasive to empower each person to optimal health. Julie credits her success to determination and dedicates to her family and traveling in her spare time.
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