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!
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!
I love hummus but was looking for a low carb alternative and just happened to have a bunch of zucchini in the fridge, so voila! This is just so delicious! Creamy, garlicky and lemony – yummy! I ate it with a few flax seed crackers I had and enjoyed it so much that I immediately baked another batch of flax seed crackers, as I wanted to eat more of the hummus. The consistency is lighter than the traditional hummus and will not give you any bloating as there are no beans in it. Much easier to digest too! I served this with a garnish of parsley and a sprinkling of paprika. Delicious!
The Chief Taster ate this with justo and even ate it with my flaxseed crackers without his usual moans about the taste of flaxseed. I think I have found the perfect food disguise to get him to eat more flaxseed! I am now thinking of having this in a cauliflower wrap for lunch today….nom nom!
I’ve been playing around with ice cream recipes that do not require an ice cream maker (although I now want one!) and a few no churn ice recipes seem to rely on condensed milk which is out for so many reasons! This was the most simple recipe and the Chief Taster loved it so much I “had” to make it again the following weekend. It’s also vegan and also great for anyone who is intolerant to dairy. I made another ice cream with cream and yoghurt, but in all honesty, I preferred this one.
I love coleslaw and most weeks make a batch of it to go with my lunchtime frittata. This makes a nice change by spicing it up with lime and coriander (cilantro). You could also add some hot sauce to this too. Or perhaps chop up a few mild chilli peppers too. Coleslaw is a great way to get some raw veggies in you too!As for the mayonnaise, it goes without saying that I use homemade and none of that white rubbish in a jar! It is very easy to make and far tastier! A batch of home made mayonnaise lasts about a week in the fridge, in a sealed jar/tupperwear pot.
A salad that is full of colour and looks good enough to eat! Part of the fun is the assembling of the salad but you could change how I have it if you are feeling creative enough. This Cuban salad recipe is an easy salad to make and very refreshing. The dressing is fresh and tasty too. I had difficulty restraining myself from munching the whole plate in one sitting! Yummy, tell me more Diva…
I love avocados and this made a wonderful lunch for me, but you could serve this as a starter too. It looks pretty on a plate and is just so simple to put together. I love the bright colours and it almost looked too good to eat. It tastes fresh and light but will be fairly filling because of the nutrient density of the avocado. Avocados are one of the best foods you can eat, packed with nutrients, healthy fats and heart-healthy compounds. Yummy, tell me more Diva…