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Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles

18 Dec

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If you have ever made chocolate truffles, this is just as simple except you add some pumpkin puree and spices in.  Just delicious and very addictive.  I just love the flavour combination of chocolate, pumpkin and spices…almost as much as dark chocolate and raspberry….(drools over keyboard).  When finished, I rolled mine in cocoa powder and some in coconut.  You could always add a dash of liquer too, under the guise of “well, it’s the holiday season”.   Which is my personal excuse for cracking open a bottle of something on Christmas Day.

These would make a lovely gift for the holiday season too.  Or just eat them all yourself, then sob quietly in the corner..

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Broccoli, Red Pepper and Cheddar Soup

28 Nov
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Creamy, spicy and delicious

When I tasted this soup after cooking it, I almost ate a whole bowl of it in one go.  It was one of those scenes where you take a spoon, taste, repeat and repeat, then reach for a larger spoon.  Then my low carb bread roll came out for dipping with a small bowl of the soup.  I recommend you eat it after you cook it.   I re-heated it the next day and it lost some of the thick consistency it had freshly made.  I would not recommend freezing this either.  Eat it with justo once you have made it!   It’s lovely and creamy, with a slight pink colour due to the red pepper but the slight hint of the cayenne pepper makes this a perfect comfort soup!   Just typing this recipe up makes me realize I need to make another batch as I enjoyed the first one so much!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Pecan Butter Cookies (Flourless)

21 Nov

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I’ve recently found that you can make an amazing cookie out of nut butters.  Gluten free, low carb and tasty! What more can you want! As long as you don’t use that nasty sugar ingredient but a far more healthier alternative!  These as just so easy to make too as long as you have a food processor.   No stirring or beating, just press the buttons and voila! Tasty soft and delicious cookies for all!  These are great the next day after storing in the fridge too.

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Coconut and Lime Cupcakes (Coconut Flour)

14 Nov

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One of my many favourite flavour combination is coconut and lime.  I fancied something sweet one afternoon so thought I’d whip up a batch of cupcakes with coconut and lime.   Light, delicious and hit the spot.  I purposely have not included my topping recipe as you may want to use your own or change it.   If you do want it, let me know and I’ll adjust the recipe.  It’s easy enough to mix some butter, cream cheese with coconut milk and sometimes cupcake toppings are a very personal choice!

This recipe is my favourite cupcake recipe with coconut flour.  It’s fun to adapt it with other flavours.   Use and enjoy!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

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…

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