Saturday, August 30, 2014

Beef shin with orange chermoula

Very hearty dish and very reasonably priced.

2 packs beef shin
1 tbsp olive oil
5 cloves of garlic
2 cm ginger (fresh)
1 onion
2 carrots
2 stalks celery
1 sachet tomatoe paste
2 cups beef stock
Juice of 2 oranges
2 cups white wine
Salt and pepper

Brown the shin on the olive oil. Dice onions, ginger and garlic and sweat. Add diced carrots and sliced celery.

Pour in wine, stock, orange juice and tomatoe paste.

Simmer for 1 hour 20 mins

2 bunches parsley
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 orange worth of orange peel
5 cloves of garlic

Blitz in food processor until fine.

Serve on top of the stew.
So hearty - no need for a starch.

Banting breakfast option

Citrus - I used grapefruit, orange and mandarin
Chopped nuts
Double cream yoghurt

Simple, easy and delicious

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Raspberry lemon cheese cake with nut base

Delicious Sunday dinner treat.

Blitz together 50g raw cashews, 50g blanched almonds, 2 tablespoons dessicated coconut, 25g butter, 10 dried dates.

Press into base of tin/dish

1 packet Philadelphia cream cheese
1 tub cream
1/4 cup lemon juice
30g xylitol
1 punnet raspberries - blitzed and passed through sieve
1 tsp vanilla essence
Zest of a lemon

Whip cream to soft peaks with vanilla and xylitol
Whip Philadelphia cheese and lemon juice together
Combine with cream and whip
Stir in raspberry coulis

Place on top of nut base

Cool in fridge for 6 hours

Decorate with berries


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Breakfast crumpets

Breakfast crumpets

2 eggs
3 - 4 tablespoons almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Mix together and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
Spoon into a hot pan and cook until bubbles form. Turn over and cook for 30 secs.

Serve with berries and almond butter.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Low carb: Zoodles with Bolognaise and cheese

I definitely was in the mood for a bolognaise and as I've been badly off plan in the last week pasta wasn't an option.

Enter Zoodles! Zucchini noodles. The best invention since sliced bread!

Here's how to make this heart warming dish:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion
1 carrot
3 cloves garlic
3 tsp Italian herbs
Salt and pepper to taste
500g mince
1 tin of tomatoes
1 tsp tomatoe paste
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup water

Sweat onion, garlic, herbs and carrot in olive oil. Add mince and brown. Season with salt and pepper. Add wine, tomatoe and paste and water and boil rapidly for 45 minutes.

4 Zucchini per person
Juilienne them into thib stripsand blanche them for 3 mins in boiling water.

Strain all water off. Top with bolognaise. Serve with cheese :)