Fish in Egg and Lemon Sauce

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You can use most white fish for this dish, either fillets or fish steaks too. I used Tilapia in this dish.  I am also wondering about trying a vegetarian version and perhaps just cook this with some vegetables only.   Steaming fish  on top of the onions and then using the cooking liquid to make a sauce is a good way to retain water-soluble vitamins.  You could use other vegetables in place of the onions.  Perhaps zucchini or carrots? The sauce is a classic Greek egg and lemon sauce called avgolemono.

Excuse the photos…photographing this dish did not come out very well!  Will have to retry this one for better photos!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

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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Ginger and Raspberry Coconut Flour Cakes

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The flavour combination of ginger and raspberry is just delicious and something I want to explore further.  The fresh ginger works so well with the sweet sharpness of the raspberries.  Add into cake form and voila!  The Chief Taster and I were in a debate as to whether these were a muffin or a cake..they are slightly denser than a muffin so I am calling them a cake but there are a bit “muffin’ish”..  Either way they are tasty!  I even had one for breakfast the next day which is unusual for me as I like eggs or something savoury for breakfast.

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Chicken, Turmeric, Ginger and Coconut Soup

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The Chief Taster has been laid up with a dreadful cold which is no surprise since he travels a lot in his current job and airports are just carriers of germs. (I call him “Geoffrey” but since he does not watch the Bare-Foot Contessa he has no idea what I am talking about.  I call myself the flip-flop Contessa though..).   So I went into “mother-hen mode” and made him a healthy and healing soup.  I thought that I would put together ingredients that would help his sinuses and make him feel better.  I chose chicken because of its famed abilities to help a cold.  Turmeric because of it’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties, garlic for its antiviral effects, ginger to help the swelling of the sinuses and coconut milk because it contains fibre and lauric acid, which has been found to exhibit antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties too.

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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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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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