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..

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Margarita Ice Cream (Low Carb Version)

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I made this recently for a bbq and forgot how lovely it is. Very easy to make and enjoyed by all (except children!) #ice-cream

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This is based on the no churn Nigella recipe but I’ve made it a bit more low carb friendly by using Orange extract and erythritol.    It is an easy ice cream to make as it does not involve an ice cream maker and the result is lovely and creamy and the joy of Tequila!

INGREDIENTS

125ml lime juice

Zest of 2 limes

2 tblspn Tequila

3 tblspn orange extract

100g powdered erthyritol (I process this in a blender)

500ml double cream

METHOD

  • Pour the juices, orange extract and tequila into a bowl and add the erthyritol.  Mix well until blended.
  • Add the cream and lime zest and whip until fairly firm.
  • Spoon into an airtight container and put in the freezer, ideally overnight.
  • Scoop, eat and enjoy!

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Chicken, Lemon and Tarragon Burgers

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Every now and again the Chief Taster gets a treat and I will cook him meat.  This week’s treat was a chicken burger.  It was very easy to make and he enjoyed the flavours.  He declared them moist and tasty.  I used chicken breasts but you could use chicken mince instead.   It is as easy as throwing everything into a blender, press a button, them make some burger shapes.  Cook and voila! A happy husband!   I’ve tested this with both dried and fresh tarragon and the Chief Taster gave the thumbs up to both.   A bit of the lemon juice is added to the pan after cooking the burgers.  If you want to grill or bbq your burgers, just sprinkle on the lemon juice directly.

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

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….

Yummy, tell me more Diva..

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!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

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.

Yummy…tell me more Diva!

Chocolate Cake (No Flour)

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This is one of my first flourless chocolate cakes which I’ve recently baked to improve the photos. I had forgotten how gorgeous this is!

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This was one of my first flourless chocolate cakes I baked and I’ve recently baked it again initially to improve the photos I originally had.   I had forgotten what a joyous, fudge-like explosion of chocolate this cake was!  It is rich, gooey and also amazing the next day.   I would advise that you serve it with a dollop of cream to freshen the palate as this is very rich.  Very decadent, very rich and no flour.  Who needs flour when you can have chocolate.   It tastes so sinful it will have you lighting up a cigarette and phoning the nearby Priest….

The beauty of this cake is that it is very easy to make.  Even the Chief Taster could make this without having to call in the professionals to deal with a damaged kitchen.  It is simplicity itself, but serve it to guests and pretend you slaved for…

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