Chocolate Orange Brownie (Coconut Flour)

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I have a cake recipe which requires a whole orange to be boiled then added to the cake mixture, so I thought that I would try this method for a chocolate and orange brownie recipe.  I used coconut flour as the coconut flour would soak up the moisture without being too dry.  I was delighted with the results, as the brownie was indeed moist and not too strong in orange flavour.  The Chief Taster loved these and was happily munching these all weekend.   The smell of the orange boiling is delightful too! A natural air freshener for your kitchen.

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Avocado and Lime Coleslaw

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Avocado is used in place of mayonnaise in this coleslaw recipe.  It’s creamy, tangy and just delicious.   You could spice this up a bit by added a couple of chopped jalapeno peppers too!   The beauty of any coleslaw is that it is just so easy to make too! Shred a cabbage, add some flavours and a creamy sauce…voila!   I also find that this tastes better after a few hours in the fridge for the flavours to develop.

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Cauliflower and Walnut Crust Quiche

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There is no end to the versatility of the humble cauliflower!  Now available in Quiche crust format!  Although I have made this a couple of times with walnuts simply because I like this flavour combination you could use another nut instead.  I have made it without nuts and the crust was too moist for my liking.  Perhaps some ground flaxseed instead or even Parmesan cheese to bind it and give it the crispy case.  Perfect for a picnic or supper dish!

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Gingered Chicken Dumplings

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A simple yet tasty chicken dish that can be made a few hours ahead.  Serve with cauliflower rice, vegetable noodles or stir fried vegetables.   You can steam these, pan fry them or bake them in the oven.   The best thing is that they can be made ahead so more time for you kicking back and enjoying that sofa!

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Roasted Cabbage

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Cabbage slices with garlic

If in doubt about cooking a vegetable, roast it!  I find that many of my childhood vegetables that were boiled to an inch of their lives, are so much better roasted.  Cauliflower and broccoli in particular.  So I tried roasting cabbage.   So simple and yet so tasty!  When I was playing around with this we ate plates of it just by itself!  So I am in two minds whether to call this a side or main vegetable dish!    You can really play around with the flavourings of roast cabbage.  I am currently torn between two flavours of roast cabbage, one just slathered with oil and garlic, the other covered with whole-grain mustard with a dash of lemon.   Yummy!

The cabbage can be cut into slices or wedges, slathered with your flavourings, then roasted.  It’s that simple!

 

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Cauliflower Bread (Coconut Flour)

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I’ve made wraps, bread sticks, pizza and even cake from cauliflower, so thought I’d try a cauliflower bread with it.  The bread is firm and moist along with the Chief Taster approval.   We tried a few slices as an open sandwich which were delightful.  The next day I toasted a few slices with my scrambled eggs for breakfast.  Just delicious!  Although I’ve used coconut flour, you could probably use almond flour (but reduce the eggs) and get a similar result.

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Lemon Ricotta Crepe Cake

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What’s better than a crepe?  A whole stack of them, with layers of cream in between them giving the eater the illusion of cake!  I made this lemon in flavour, but they would also be great with layers of chocolate cream, or perhaps berries.  The concept is the same and the fillings can be creative.  Layers of crepes galore!

I used a dash of stevia, but you may want to increase the level of sweetener you use if you have a sweeter tooth than me.

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