Fennel: You're either a lover or a hater. I'm a devoted lover and have been for a very long time, and as I've been slowly learning about the health benefits of this brilliant veg...I'm even more head over heels in love.
Not only does it help in the relief of indigestion, flatulence and constipation, it's also brilliant in the treatment of anemia.....something that my mum is currently experiencing . Not only is fennel high in iron, but the amino acid (known as histidine) found in fennel helps stimulate the production of hemoglobin.
So from me to you mum....it's cooked and packaged up ready for delivery.....
Chicken and Fennel Stew
with Green Olives
(recipe adapted from Sophie Dahl's Voluptuous Delights)
Coconut oil or olive oil
1 chicken, cut up into 8 pieces
1 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 fennel bulb, roughly chopped
1 cup white wine
1 can chopped tomatoes
½ to 1 cup chicken stock
½ cup pitted green olives
Handful of fresh parsley, chopped