Serves 1

Poached Pear

2 pears, peeled with stalk intact

4 cardamon pods, crushed

Cinnamon stick

¼ cup castor sugar

1.5 cups water



½  cup BARLEYmaxTM flakes

¼ cup LSA mix (ground linseeds, sunflower and almond)

¾ cup milk of your choice

¼ tsp cinnamon

Maple syrup


  1. Place the cardamon, cinnamon, sugar and water in a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the pears, turn down to a low heat and cover. Poach for 2 hours or until the pears are tender, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Place the BARLEYmaxTM flakes, LSA and milk into a small suacepan and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes , stirrling constantly.
  4. Add the cinnamon, turn the heat to low and stir until the porride has thickened
  5. Serve immediately with the pears, a drizzle of maple syrup and some of the juice from the poached pears.


  • Any poached fruit can be used. Try quince, which are deliciously fragrant and a wonderful winter fruit.