Chai poached pears
2-4 tablespoons of chai tea
1 cinnamon stick
3 teaspoons stevia
1-2 teaspoons rice malt syrup
2 pears (peeled)
orange rind* optional (see note)
1/2—1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup quick oats
2 teaspoons of stevia
2 tablespoons of apple puree
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup of reserved liquid from the poached pears
To poach pears place chai tea in a saucepan with 1 litre of water and boil until well steeped (2-3 minutes). Add orange rinds, cinnamon stick, stevia and rice malt syrup.
Place peeled pears in water and simmer for 10-20 minutes until soft.
Bring all porridge ingredients to a boil, stirring regularly, then simmer.
Cook for 3-4 minutes, continuing to stir regularly. Once thickened divide into 2 bowls and serve with half a poached pear each.
note: I used orange rind I had previously dried in the oven when making a mix for mulled wine. This isn't needed but adds a nice flavour.