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Andrea Bayles Nutritional Therapist
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Gingered Beef or Lamb Casserole

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I recently attended a cookery demonstration day run by the fabulous Christine Bailey, a Nutritionist with over 20 years experience. She ran a course on 'cooking for clients with adrenal fatigue/CFS or M.E. So, I would like to share with you a delicious (and I tasted it myself), nutritious recipe for Gingered Beef or Lamb Casserole.

Serves 4-6

1 kg braising beef or lamb cut into chunks

Flour for dusting

Salt and pepper

Coconut oil

3 red onions chopped

3 garlic cloves crushed

1" piece of ginger grated

2 tsp cumin ground

Dash of turmeric powder

300mls red wine

300mls beef stock

300g prunes ready to eat

1 tbsp pomegranate molasses

Pomegranate seeds to decorate


  1. Dust the beef in the flour and season. Heat a little coconut oil in a large casserole dish. Sear the meat until golden brown. Remove from the pan. Fry the onions, garlic and ginger for 5 minutes then add the cumin and turmeric.
  2. Return the meat to the pan and add the stock and wine. Bring to the boil, then add the prunes. Cover and simmer for 1.5 hours. Add the molasses and cook for a further 15 minutes until tender. Sprinkle over the herbs and pomegranate seeds to taste.

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  • "I was very run down, lacked energy and was finding it very difficult to control my weight when I first consulted with Andrea.  We talked through my issues very thoroughly during the first consultation and Andrea recommended that I take an adrenal fatigue test.  This highlighted that I had an abnormal cortisol pattern throughout the day and was affecting my energy and appetite - I had intense sugar cravings from mid afternoon onwards.  On the back of the results of this test, Andrea recommended a new diet and a course of supplements to restore normal cortisol levels and revive my tired adrenals. I now have more energy and do not have the same urges for sugar during the afternoons. I am also sleeping much better now as well.  I am also sleeping much better now too (after 5 years of 2am waking!).  "Elizabeth