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Ben is the creator of amazing nutritional delights and the figure head of the Sulston's Kitchen brand. You may have seen his food stands on the BJJ competition scene here in the UK. It's always a pleasure to know there is great food at a BJJ comp knowing Sulston's Kitchen are attending. Food at competition is something which in our experienced is often overlooked, so it's great Ben and his team are filling the void.
In addition to his culinary skills Ben himself is also a successful BJJ athlete. Having competed at TUFF Invitational events you will also see Ben on the podiums at most major events.
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I love wild garlic. It tastes amazing and it's full of good minerals such as iron and magnesium. At this time of year it's also a great excuse to get out into the countryside to pick your own beautiful fresh wild garlic. You can buy it from farmers markets and local veg suppliers as it is in season at this time of year but it is reasonably easy to find and I think free food tastes nicer!
Where to find it?
If you’re wondering where to find it, look near streams and in areas where there is a lot of moisture in the soil. You will smell it before you see it. It has a beautiful aroma and this is reflected in its taste. It has a fragrant fresh taste almost like a cross between garlic and chives. Once you have found a source, it will likely come back in the same place every year so you will potentially have a life times supply.
When picking your wild garlic take a pair of scissors and cut the stalks just below the leaves.
The leaves are sweeter before they flower so try to get in early. Don't be greedy, just pick what you are going to use, as it will keep quite well in the fridge for about a week.
Nutritional and health benefits:
High in iron and magnesium
Acts as a probiotic, which encourages the growth of friendly bacteria
Antibacterial, antibiotic, antiseptic properties
Helps to reduce blood pressure
Here's a nice simple recipe for a healthy breakfast to set you up for the day.
Wild garlic, chorizo and goats cheese omelet
1 large handful of wild garlic (shredded)
3 free range eggs
1 stick of cooking chorizo (cut into thin slices)
1 spring onion (roughly chopped)
15g goats cheese (grated)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Salt and pepper
- Crack the eggs and into a bowl and whisk to combine
- Heat a nonstick frying pan and add the coconut oil
- When the oil has melted add the chorizo and cook until lightly golden brown
- Add the spring onions
- Add the egg mix and whisk while cooking until it begins to set then stop whisking
- Sprinkle the wild garlic and goats cheese on top
- Season with salt and pepper
- Using a spatula fold the omelet and turn onto a plate
Tip: There are loads of ways to use wild garlic but if you are unsure just use it the same way you would baby leaf spinach.
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