Carrot, Peanut, Ginger & Lime Salad

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Inspired by a recent Buzzfeed article on salads made with a spiralizer, I reached into my cupboards, wiped the dust of mine and gave this recipe a go.  It blew me away and I am now back to spiralizing everything I can get my hands on!  This is one of the best salads I’ve eaten for a while and I could eat this all day long.  I may start to look orange at this rate as I’ve been munching this at least 3 times a week since making it.

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Hazelnut Flour Muffins with a Coffee Cream Cheese Topping

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I’ve recently been playing around with hazelnut flour as I came across a bag of this in a supermarket.   I substituted a few recipes that I usually use almond flour with the hazelnut flour and was delighted with the results.   I love the hazelnut flavour and combined it with coffee for the cream cheese topping.  You could change the topping or omit it all together.   I liked it as it reminded me of a coffee and walnut cake.  If you don’t have hazelnut flour you could make your own by grinding the nuts (the same way that you would make almond flour).  Sadly for me, hazelnuts are not in abundance where I live so you can understand my excitement when I came across a bag of this flour and saw how low in carbs it was too.  I think I squealed out loud with girlish glee….makes a change from my loud swearing at seeing how expensive the cauliflowers are in that shop.

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Palm Hearts, Tomato and Artichoke Salad

This is a colourful and tasty salad that is just wonderfully simple to make.  Although I used basil, other herbs would be just as tasty.  It would make a great side salad with fish or a frittata or you can just scoff a bowl of it by itself!   It’s best eaten after about 30 minutes of making to let the flavours develop.

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Kale, Red Pepper & Onion and Feta Frittata

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As you will know by now, I love a frittata.  It’s my “let’s whip up something quick dish”.  I had bunches of kale lying around, as you do, so thought I’d use it in a frittata in place of spinach.  It tasted better than I had anticipated and even the Chief Taster munched a large piece for lunch.  It was colourful and tasty – just as I like my food!

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Strawberry and Cream Face Mask

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With Wimbledon fortnight upon us and thoughts towards strawberries and cream, I thought I’d share a lovely fresh and summery face mask that tastes great if some “accidently” slips into your mouth.  Strawberries contain salicylic acid that helps rid the skin of dead cells and reduce skin pores.  This is a refreshing and softening mask that just smells delicious too! Tell me more Diva…

Low Carb Tortilla Wraps

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I came across this recipe on The KetoDiet Blog which I am a big fan of.   This dough recipe makes great tortillas, nachos or even breadsticks.  It’s now my favourite sandwich wrap recipe and makes a regular appearance at our dining table.   The beauty of this recipe is that it is very flexible and you can roll the wraps up with no cracking.  I’ve also used it for an enchillada dish..just yummy.

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Avocado, Palm Hearts and Coriander Salad

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I saw some tins of palm hearts at one of my regular stores at a very reasonable price so threw a few in my trolley, thinking that I could make a few salad dishes with them.  First, I made this salad which has a delicious coriander/cilantro dressing which brings a needed “tang” to the dish.  You could try another herb but I think this works the best.  It’s an unusual salad so bring it along to a pot luck or picnic to be the talk of the town as it is delicious!  I placed the salad on a bed of lettuce for a base to the salad.  It doesn’t matter what lettuce you use as long as it’s one you like!  I added a touch of erythritol to the dressing as it was a bit too sharp without it for my taste.  Taste the dressing before you serve it to be sure!

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