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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Crustless Asparagus, Artichoke and Goats Cheese Quiche

 

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Picnic time is upon us and a great way to make a crustless Quiche is in a lining of greaseproof paper.   All you have to do is bake it and it’s ready wrapped for you.  It feels like a little present as you unwrap the Quiche too!  The combination of artichoke and asparagus give a lovely summery taste but you could make this with any of your favourite fillings.   You can eat this warm straight from the oven, or cooled on a flower-filled meadow on a picnic blanket..

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Peanut Butter Pie

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I was in my local health food store and came across a couple of jars of natural, no sugar, no horrid oils added peanut butter on sale.  So I gave a jar a good home and made this peanut butter pie.  I used ground almonds for the crust which went surprisingly well with the peanut taste.  The pie is kept in the freezer and although you are meant to defrost it for 15 minutes before eating, myself and the Chief Taster happily munched many frozen pieces!  This is on my list of recipes to repeat.  It would be good to serve at the next bbq too!  Oooh, perhaps smothered with some extra cream….

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Beetroot, Halloumi and Mint Burgers

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I have another vegetable and Halloumi burger on my site but thought I’d play around with the combination of beetroots and Halloumi too.  The burger was bright and colourful.  Almost as red as meat..eek! I initially used almond flour to bind them but that did not work too well.  On the second attempt I used ground chia seeds which was a lot better.  Feel free to use another flour or oats for binding them as you will need something to hold them together since the mixture is very moist.   The mint lifts the flavours and does not over power the burger.   It’s a perfect veggie burger for a summers day!

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Chocolate Brownies (Almond Flour)

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Chocolate, gooey goodness!

If you need to whip up an easy batch of gooey chocolate brownies, then you’ve come to the right recipe.  These are very easy to make and have a wonderful “fudge-like” consistency.  I’ve made them a few times and have been happy with each result.  They are better the next day (aren’t most brownies?) but very moreish warm.  So if you can’t wait for them to cool down, tuck in.  I won’t judge.  I’ve done worse.

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Lemon Swiss Roll with Blackberry Chia Jam (Coconut Flour)

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Every time I watch the BBC television show “The Great British Bakeoff” I am left wondering how to recreate the delicious on-screen treats with a gluten-free flour.  So I gave it a whirl with a swiss roll using coconut flour and a chia seed jam (Mary Berry would be clutching at her pearls with horror!).  The Chief Taster declared this the best sponge I’ve made and I would like to tell you that it tasted lovely the next day, but I didn’t get a chance to have another slice as he scoffed it for breakfast.  I shall have to play around with this again.

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