Oregano - Cambridge Weight Plan
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March 6, 2018
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Oregano

Oregano is a Mediterranean herb which was traditionally used as herbal medicine by the Ancient Greeks. Hippocrates used it as an antiseptic, its antibacterial properties have been effective against strains of listeria. Its uses also include treating respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tract disorders and menstrual cramps. Oregano oil applied topically has been used to treat skin conditions such as dandruff and acne it has also been known to boosts immunity, improve heart health, aid digestion and detoxify the body.

Oregano is richer in flavour when it’s dried and 1 tsp. of dried herb is equivalent to 1 tbsp. of fresh.

Cooking Tips:

  • Oregano is perfect in pasta sauces
  • Use it in zucchini spiral pasta dishes
  • Sprinkle on top of your pizza or include a teaspoon of dried oregano in your cauliflower pizza base
  • Add it to your marinades
  • Tear the fresh leaves and add them to a salad
  • Add to your CWP meals like Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti, or Soups to change things up

Or why not try this delicious, health soup. With fresh Oregano of course!

Meatball and Vegetable Soup (Suitable From Step 3)

Ingredients

  • Cambridge Golden Vegetable Savoury Drink (Use As Stock)
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Oregano
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin
  • 500g Minced Turkey, Chicken or Lean Beef
  • 1/2 Cooked Rice

Instructions

  1. Simmer stock, diced carrots and celery in a medium pot.

  2. Combine egg, garlic, cumin, 2 tsp. oregano in a bowl. 
  3. Stir in minced meat and rice to blend well.
  4. Shape meat into small meatballs.
  5. Place meatballs into soup. 
  6. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cook covered, until carrots are tender 10-15 minutes. 
  7. Stir in remaining oregano.

 

What delicious recipes do you use Oregano in ?

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