Cauliflower Salad (Warm)

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Trends in food come and go but to me, the humble cauliflower has always been like the little black dress….always in style, and very adaptable.   This salad is normally served warm, but is just as delicious at room temperature.  It’s simple to make, just roast the cauliflower, make the dressing, introduce them to each other and voila!    I call it a warm salad, but it would also make a great vegetable side dish too.  Or you could just eat the whole thing yourself whilst the other half is out!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Strawberry and Avocado Mousse

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One of my favourite quick desserts is chocolate avocado mousse but thought I’d change it slightly and use strawberries in place of cocoa powder.  It was delicious, creamy and fruity!  Avocado is a great quick dessert and so flexible.   You could add banana’s too for extra creaminess!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.   I love analysis and numbers almost as much as cooking so enjoy this report every year!

A big thank you to everyone who followed me and a sloppy “Mwah” to those who have commented on the recipes and contacted me directly.  I really do appreciate the interaction and love chatting to you all!   I look forward to sharing more recipes with you in 2015 xxx

 

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 530,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 23 days for that many people to see it.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles

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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

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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)

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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…