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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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 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!

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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!

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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.

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Curried Cabbage and Coconut Salad

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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!

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Coconut Butter Bars – Strawberry and Coconut

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To make coconut butter is as simple as making a nut butter.  Simply throw some raw dried shredded coconut into the food processor and blitz until you have a butter spread.  Or you can simply purchase a jar of it!  Coconut is one of my favourite superfoods as it has a low glycemic index, a high fibre content and contains lauric acid which has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.   It also improves nutrient absorption!   Yummy, tell me more Diva…