#DarrensSummerDetox: Darren's ButterNAT King Cole meat-free recipe is unforgettable

#DarrensSummerDetox: Darren's ButterNAT King Cole meat-free recipe is unforgettable

We're stepping into the weekend with a mouthwatering butternut recipe. You have to try it!

Daren Maule in the kitchen
Darren Maule

It's been an awesome week of healthy and delicious meat-free recipes from Darren Maule and we hope you have been following and participating in this journey. 

Darren has been making the easiest and most cost-effective meals for you to try at home. The best part is that you get to use some of your left over ingredients from previous recipes in order to save some cash.

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Today's recipe is one that will be unforgettable, it's the ButterNAT King Cole. 


2 small butternuts, halved and seeded

2 cups brown rice, cooked according to packet instructions

125g dried chickpeas, cooked according to packet instructions

70g raisins

1½ tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper


1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Wrap the halved butternuts in tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes, until cooked.

3. In a large bowl, mix together the rice, chickpeas, raisins, cinnamon, and olive oil, and season. Spoon the filling into the hollowed out cavities of the butternuts.

4. Return the butternuts, unwrapped, to the oven for a further 15 minutes, until golden brown.

IMAGE CREDIT: Darren Maule

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