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…

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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Broccoli Crust Quiche

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For every dish that I’ve made with cauliflower, I’ve been looking at broccoli and thinking to myself “Can I? Dare I? Shall I?”.  So, here goes…..!  Inspired by my cauliflower crusted Quiche I give you a broccoli crust Quiche!  Bright, bold and colourful and a great way to sneak veggies into your diet. I used almond flour to bind the dish as the broccoli alone will not yield a strong enough crust.  You could add some Parmesan cheese too if you wished but I was trying to keep this cheese free.

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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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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!

Yummy, tell me more Diva…