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Delicious Apple and Rhubarb

Brought to you by Caroline van der Mey
from Healing Solutions

Is rhubarb a fruit or a vegetable?

Great question.

Rhubarb is technically a vegetable and comes from the same family as buckwheat. What a great way to get an extra vegetable into your diet.

Rhubarb stalks are edible and have a consistency comparable to celery.
If you grow your own avoid the leaves as they are not good for us in large amounts.

Rhubarb is such a great vegetable and super good for the digestive system especially if you are constipated.

For many people find the tart flavour means they want to add sugar and yet the simple addition of apple can make the world of difference.



1 apple

4 stalks of rhubarb

1 knob of ginger




  1. Dice your apple and rhubarb and place in a pan
  2. Finely dice your ginger and add to pan-if you wish to use powdered ginger add it at the end
  3. Add water – you want to add some water to the pan however you dont want to cover your rhubarb – about half way up the pan is ideal
  4. Bring water to the boil and then turn off heat
  5. Let the rhubarb sit in pan for at least 10 minutes -this will allow the rhubarb to soften and cook through.

To serve place in a bowl and sprinkle some cinnamon and mix through some yoghurt.

You may also choose to add some berries to this yummy mix.

About the Author

I have been a practitioner since 1994 and am a current member of ATMS and the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists.

I am passionate about natural health and helping others on their healing journey. Iridology is a key area of interest for me and as well as physical iridology I have studied Rayid and Personality iridology with the original founders of these techniques.

Being able to see eyes through magnification gives great insight into the persons health and personality. I love sharing my knowledge with others and this has lead me to lecturing at local naturopathic colleges as well as overseas.

I also run courses sharing my knowledge with others on a variety of topics including Nutrition, Iridology, Intuitive Healing, Tissue Salts, Flower Essence and more. As a naturopath, I see people with all sorts of health issues, and have specific interest in thyroid related health issues, autoimmune conditions, digestive health and the body mind connection.

This has led me to have a great understanding of the nervous system and how stress is intimately related to many of the health conditions that are prevalent today.

I always look forward to being part of Natural Medicine Week as it gives me a chance to share my knowledge with those who may not normally get to meet me.