So I’m celebrating Organic September here on the blog, the annual campaign led by the Soil Association encouraging people to make small changes to their shopping habits and aims to raise buyer’s awareness of buying organic products.
I’m part of the Organix No Junk Journey, so I wanted to share just how easy it is to make Organic produce part of your everyday life, as well as sharing a deliciously simple recipe for Roasted Plum Crumble while I’m at it!
Going Organic is achievable
This simple graphic Organix have put together clearly shows how achievable going Organic can be by making just small changes to the way you think about food shopping.
When you’re at the shops it’s always worth checking the price of Organic alternatives, they’re not as expensive as you might think and shops like Aldi stock them too. Like the graphic below points out, switching to Organic apples, cucumber and bagged salad will keep nasty pesticides out of your family’s diet. That’s got to be a positive thing, right?!
Also, why not just start small and choose a handful of products that you’re going to commit to switching to Organic – it all makes a positive difference.
Why bother going Organic?
Do you sometimes wonder why it’s worth the effort of buying Organic produce rather than just sticking with what you usually get? Well it means you’re getting a higher quality product, there’s less junk in it and if it’s an animal product then there will be a higher standard of welfare involved.
I think those are pretty compelling reasons, enough to make me reach for a few extra Organic products when I’m at the shops next time! And of course if you’re looking for Organic snacks for your little ones, choosing the Organix Goodies range is a fantastic place to start.
Roasted Plum Crumble Recipe
So as promised, I’m including this deliciously autumnal Roasted Plum Crumble recipe to tempt you into popping out and buying some juicy Organic plums.
A delicious spin on the comfort food classic, roasted plums are paired with a crunchy almond and oat crumble and wonderful mascarpone cream. I reckon if you served it layered up in pretty jam jars it’d be a dinner party hit.
However if you’re like me and not really on the dinner party scene and just planning a roast with the family this Sunday, I reckon this would make for a dreamy dessert that’s suitable for littlies and oldies alike. My Sam ADORES crumble, so I know he’ll be super keen for me to make this ASAP. Arlo will probably dodge the plums altogether and just demand the crumble topping. What can you do?!
A delicious spin on the comfort food classic, roasted plums are paired with an almond and oat crumble and mascarpone cream
- 3 large plums
- coconut oil or melted butter to brush
- 3 tbsp porridge oats
- 1 tbsp ground almonds or desiccated coconut if nut allergies
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil or butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey for children over 12 months
- 150 g mascarpone
- 3 tsp lemon juice
- 3 tsp maple syrup or honey for children over 12 months
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- mint leaves to serve
Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Prepare the crumble by mixing the oats, ground almonds and cinnamon powder together in a small bowl. Add melted coconut oil (or butter) and maple syrup. Stir until you get a crumble texture.
Put the grill on to 275°C. Cut plums in half and remove stones carefully. Brush each plum all over with some melted coconut oil (or butter) and arrange in an oven proof dish, cut side up.
Place until the grill for around 5 mins or until the plums soften.
While the plums are in the oven, mix mascarpone with lemon juice, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
To serve, dollop the mascarpone cream on a plate. Add 2 halves plum per adult or 1 half plum per child on top of mascarpone cream. Sprinkle with crumble. Add a couple of mint leaves on top if using.
What is the Organix No Junk Journey?
Organix is committed to setting standards in its foods, never adding anything unnecessary, and providing parents with peace of mind through the Organix No Junk Promise. From paying close attention to food labelling, to making sure that children have a clear understanding about the food they eat, and of course minimising the amount of junk in their diets. Organix makes weaning and finger foods to help little ones discover new shapes, textures and tastes in the early stages of their development, and a range of Goodies toddler foods that help make exploring all kinds of food fun, safe and enjoyable as children grow up.
You can find out more about why I joined the campaign in my blog post – Why I’ve Joined the Organix No Junk Journey
Disclosure: This is part of a series of partnered posts I’m working on with Organix to promote their No Junk Journey campaign. It’s an issue I feel strongly about and want to share with you here on my blog.