today, I’d like to share a delicious childhood memory, which is also really good for your body! Since I’m sick a lot even though I eat super healthy (you know that), work out regularly, am outside all the time and don’t really have any stress, I’m constantly looking at how to solve the problem… Then a friend told me that my immune system might not be alright, because the “good” bacteria in my intestine were unhappy… Very interesting, I thought, and after some research, I found out, that this might quite possibly be a reason (because the intestine is our immune system’s headquarter) and that I can compensate by eating particular veggies…
So, what my body seems to lack of is called prebiotics, which are super delicious for the “good” bacteria while the “bad” ones aren’t attracted by it. Eating prebiotically would mean that we support our “good” intestine bacteria and make them stronger. Substances like inulin are prebiotic and can be found in various veggies like chicoree, leek, asparagus, parsnips, topinambour, onions, garlic, oats and many more. It’s no surprise that I remembered when my mom used to make this leek salad which I loved so so much and that I just had to make it for lunch today! So here we go.
Ingredients: (serves 4)
2 small leeks or 1 regular/big
100 g mild gruyere cheese
100 g creme fraiche
100 g light mayo
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
pinch of salt and sugar
Wash leek and apple. Chop leek into small rolls.
Place chopped leek in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave it for 2-3 minutes, rinse with cold water and drain. In the mean time, stir up the sauce using creme fraiche, mayo, curry, salt, pepper and sugar. Cut your apple and cheese into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add leek and the sauce and combine well. Have it with some delicious rustic bread, it’s the best! Oh, before I forget, here’s another tip, which might sound weird but actually makes it even better: have it with a bit of tomato ketchup – so good!
My delicious leek salad is chopped up in seconds which qualifies it as the perfect travel buddy!
With this meal, I hope to make you and your little, busy intestine residents happy and satisfied ; ) Enjoy!
Pleeease let me know how you liked the salad and also if you have any other tips on how to improve my immune system! I’d love to hear your thoughts!