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Ricotta Crepes

29 Oct

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These are just delicious and so easy to make too.   I tried this with both savoury and sweet fillings and both were delicious.  The Chief Taster was not about so I got to eat them all to myself too which was an added bonus!  I made some savoury ones, stuffed with spinach and cheese but ate them all before I could photograph them so you will have to use your imagination!  If you are using a savoury filling I reccomend that you omit the vanilla from the mixture (and perhaps the sweetner).  Low carb goodness in crepe form! Lovely!

 

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Quiche

24 Oct

 

Delicious gluten free quiche

Delicious gluten free quiche

 

The crust on this Quiche is one of nicest gluten free ones I have tasted and thanks to a reader (Jazzy-k) who shared a recipe with me for a pie crust which had these ingredients.   I slightly changed the quantities, added butter and voila!  A lovely buttery, crumbly Quiche pastry!  It reminds me of a wholewheat pastry case.   The Chief Taster thinks that this would be great as a cheesecake base too (sweetened up though) which is on the list of things to bake.  Although he suggests cheesecake for most recipes…it’s an obsession with him.

You could have any fillings in this Quiche but broccoli and blue cheese is my personal favourite.  Take the base recipe, throw your own fillings and get creative!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Curried Cabbage and Coconut Salad

17 Oct

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I am playing around with a lot of cabbage recipes at the moment, simply because it’s cheap, low in carbs and we love the vegetable.  We normally have cabbage in some form of cheese dish but I wanted something else without the dairy.  This is a great alternative to coleslaw and is full of flavour.   Just like coleslaw it improves with some chilling time.  You could play around with the spices too if you wanted it hotter.   I loved it and scoffed a bowl of it under the guise of “taste testing”.  Another simple and tasty dish!  So simple to make the Chief Taster could possibly whip up a batch!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Coconut Butter Bars – Strawberry and Coconut

10 Oct

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To make coconut butter is as simple as making a nut butter.  Simply throw some raw dried shredded coconut into the food processor and blitz until you have a butter spread.  Or you can simply purchase a jar of it!  Coconut is one of my favourite superfoods as it has a low glycemic index, a high fibre content and contains lauric acid which has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.   It also improves nutrient absorption!   Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Beetroot, Ginger and Coconut Soup

8 Oct
Colourful soup

Colourful soup

As well as looking colourful this soup is full of flavour.  I like the flavour combination of beetroot and ginger in a juice, but in a soup with coconut milk this is just delicious.  As well as being colourful in flavour, a bowl packs many nutritional benefits.  Beet roots contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification.  Ginger is one of the foods that can give you a health punch, because it is so full of healthy benefits for your body.   Ginger helps regulate cholesterol, helps improve the immune system, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and has a beneficial effect on your overall digestive system, helping to regulate and aid the movement of food through your stomach, and small and large intestines.  Coconut milk is high in is rich in antioxidants and lauric acid.

 

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Cheese Puffs

29 Sep
Light, crunchy and delicious!

Light, crunchy and delicious!

This recipe has been on the Low Carb boards for ages so I thought I would give it a try.  However, it calls for popcorn seasoning which I do not use (nor would I know where to buy it or would I want to).  I mixed up my own flavourings.  You could vary the spices to your own taste.  These are a very low carb version of “Cheetos” but with a home made flavouring.     Since the cheese needs to be frozen, I normally do this overnight, but it will probably take a few hours depending upon your freezer.

As this mixture is piped, you can play around with the shapes if you are feeling creative.   Your own intials for some fun would be cool!!  Or heart shapes for your own Chief Taster!  Perhaps play around with the shapes for Halloween?

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Lemon and Lime Cake (Coconut Flour)

22 Sep

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I initially made this cake with blending a lemon and lime together.  The cake was bitter and even the Chief Taster winced as he reached for another slice.  It was binned.   So, the next time I boiled the lemon and lime for an hour before using them in the recipe. This was much better and removed the bitter taste.   The sponge is so soft and moist.  I loved it!  Definitely a sponge recipe to play around with other flavours.

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

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