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Sage

Sage has a long history as a medicinal and culinary herb. In ancient times it was used as a fertility drug, also tea made from sage leaves has been used for centuries to treat a sore throat and coughs, delirium with fevers, joint pain, and applied topically as an anti-inflammatory it can also be used in a steam inhalation to reduce muscle tension to remove mucous congestion. It has also been used to relieve indigestion, used as a relaxant in the treatment of nervousness and to reduce menopausal symptoms.

Sage is a very rich source of a B-complex group of vitamins, it also contains vitamin A. Fresh sage leaves are a great source of antioxidants and a rich source of minerals such as potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, copper and magnesium.

Some serving suggestions:

  • Combine capsicum, cucumber, red onion, sage leaves and a drizzle of natural yoghurt to make a salad.
  • Add fresh sage to omelettes.
  • Perfectly paired with Chicken, fish or steak.

Here’s a few recipes to try out:

 

Roasted Vegetables With Green Herb Dressing (Suitable From Step 3)

Ingredients

  • Onions
  • Peeled Carrots
  • Potatoes (Cut Into Wedges)
  • Greens Beans
  • Red & Yellow Capsicum (Cut Into Strips)
  • Yellow Squash
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • Fresh Thyme
  • 6 Sage Leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat oil and bay leaves in a large pan with lid over medium-low heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. 
  2. Stir in onions, garlic, thyme and sage; cover and cook, without stirring, 3 minutes. 
  3. Layer carrots, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, capsicum and squash on top without stirring.  
  4. Place in the oven on 180°C Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender 40 to 60 minutes. 
  5. A few table spoons of water may need to be added.

 

Herb Dressing

Ingredients

  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Marjoram
  • Garlic
  • Drizzle of Water

Instructions

  1. Blend basil, parsley, marjoram, garlic and drizzle of water, mix until smooth and creamy.

  2.  Transfer the sauce to a bowl, stir in a few chopped capers.

  3. Drizzle a small amount over cooked vegetables.

 

Roasted Broccoli and Sage (Suitable From Step 2)

Ingredients

  • Fresh Or Frozen Broccoli Florets
  • 1/2 Sliced Red Onion
  • 8 Fresh Sage Leaves
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Thinly Sliced)
  • Drizzle Of Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 180° Line a baking tray with baking paper, spread broccoli in a single layer, sprinkle onion, sage and garlic and a drizzle of oil.

  2. Roast for 20-30 mins.

 

White Fish, Sage and Lemon (Suitable From Step 2)

Ingredients

  • White Fish Fillets
  • 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Zest Of A Lemon
  • Fresh Sage (Chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180° place fish fillet on baking paper spread Dijon on each fillet and drizzle with lemon juice, sprinkle with sage, lemon zest and pepper. 

  2. Bake for 15mins.

 

Steak With Sage & Tomatoes (Suitable from Step 2)

Ingredients

  • Rib-Eye Steaks
  • Rosemary
  • Shallots (Sliced)
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Sage (Minced)

Instructions

  1. Steak: Preheat a grill.

  2. Mix shallot slices with olive oil, 1 side of rib-eyes, cook on medium-high grill for 7 minutes. 
  3. Turn steaks, press rosemary into cooked side and grill another 2 to 3 minutes. 

  4. Tomatoes: Lightly spray 1 side of the tomato slices, Place on medium-high grill, olive oil side down, for 4 to 5 minutes until they have grill marks but are still somewhat firm. 
  5. Paint uncooked side with Olive Oil. 

  6. Turn and place minced fresh sage onto cooked side. 
  7. Grill another 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Place the steaks on a plate and serve with the tomatoes, top with fresh minced sage.

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