Valentines Day Caramel Slices

Valentines Caramel SliceHappy Valentines Day to you all! Enjoy my recipe for caramel slices, made easy.

Base:
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup almonds
1/2- 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil

Filling:
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup coconut milk
3 tbsp melted coconut oil

Topping:
3 tbsp melted coconut oil
5 tbsp raw cacao powder
Optional. 1- 2 tsp maple syrup

1. Place dates, almonds and coconut oil in a mixer. Whiz until well combined.
2. Prepare a tray (10× 15 cm) with baking paper, and press the mix into the tray. Put in the freezer.
4. Mix all the filling ingredients in a mixer or blender.
5 . Pour the mixture over the frozen base, and return it to the freezer. Leave it there for 1h 30 min.
6.  Mix oil and cacao together and pour over the filling. It will be ready within minutes.
TIP: For a bit of a crunch, add blended cashews to the filling.
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Homemade Ice Cream with Baileys and Toffee

IcecreamA delicious treat for those hot summer days!

1 egg
3 Tbsp. sugar
400ml tin of coconut cream (or cream)
1/3 cup coconut milk (or milk)
3 Tbsp. baileys
5 toffees
Optional: Strawberries
1. Beat egg slightly in a bowl. Add sugar and whisk well.
2. Add cream and milk. Cut toffees into bits.
3. Add baileys and toffees. Place in freezer for an hour.
4. Place it in an ice-cream maker and voila`,  it’s soon ready to be served. If you like the ice cream harder put it back in the freezer for an hour or two. Serve with strawberries (optional).
TIP: If you haven’t got an ice-cream maker or are short of time, just buy vanilla ice cream and mix in baileys and toffees and freeze again.

 

Banana Pancakes with Coconut and Blueberries

BananaPancakesThese Banana Pancakes make a delicious Sunday morning breakfast or brunch. You can use plain flour, rice flour and milk instead if you like.

2 eggs
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
2/3 cup buckwheat flour
2 small ripe bananas or 1 large banana
Coconut oil
125g blueberries
1. Beat eggs in a bowl. Add milk and flour. Mix well.
2. Mash bananas slightly and add to mix.
3. Add oil to pan/small pancake pan and pour in a small portion of your mixture. Turn pancake after a minute or so. Repeat until all mix is used up.
4. Serve with fresh berries.

Chicken Patties Speziale and Baked Vegetables

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25-30 min in 220°C oven

Try this dish for a little taste of Italy, and a perfect summer meal.

3-4 zucchinis
125g punnet cocktail tomatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp oregano
1-2 cloves garlic
500g chicken mince
1/2 red onion
1 bunch (40g) basil
60g goat cheese
Pepper to taste
1 egg
1 Tbsp olive oil
120g rocket leaves
1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
2. Grease an oven tray. Cut zucchini into halves, lengthwise. Place in the tray together with the tomatoes.
3. Peel and crush garlic and mix with oil and oregano. Sprinkle over the vegetables. Place in the oven for 25-30 min.
4. Peel and dice onion. Chop basil finely. Place mince, onion, basil, goat cheese and a raw egg in a bowl. Season and mix well.
5. Make 8 patties out of mixture. Cook in pan in olive oil for 3 min each side or until fully
    cooked.
6. Place on a bed of rocket leaves and serve with zucchini and tomatoes.

 

 

Summer Fruit and Veggies

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Summer’s here, and these are the fruits and veggies that are at their best at the moment:

Apricots
Bananas
Berries
Cherries
Grapes
Lychees
Mangoes
Melons
Nectarines
Papaya
Pineapple
Asparagus
Beans
Capsicum
Celery
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Lettuce
Onions
Peas
Sweetcorn
Tomatoes
Zucchini

 

Baked Potatoes

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1 hour in 220°C Oven
This Baked Potato recipe is easy to cook and can be prepared beforehand. It’s a really fun dish, as everyone can tailor make their own potato!
4 baked potatoes
2 tomatoes
1 large avocado
1/2 cup grated cheese
1 tin 400g corn
1 tin 400g baked beans
1 tin 400g asparagus
Optional. 1 tub 200g light sourcream or dip
1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Place the potatoes in the oven. They will take about an hour to cook.
2. Dice tomatoes and place in a serving tray or dish. Peel, core and mash avocados and do likewise. Place of the remaining toppings – grated cheese, corn, baked beans and asparagus – into their own serving dishes.
3. Once potatoes are cooked, take them out of the oven. Score a cross into the potato and squeeze sides.
4.  Add all your favorite vegetables on top and enjoy.

Ham Sandwich Cake

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This is great dish for the summer, and you can prepare it the day before if you like. It keeps in the fridge and any leftovers can be taken to work or school the following day.
I use tofutti milk free cream cheese.
1 small loaf cut lengthwise, thick slices 3-4slices)
Filling  1:
60g Philadelphia cheese
1/2 onion
Filling 2:
3 tbsp mustard (seeded or french)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
50g smoked ham
Top layer:
180g tin asparagus or 1 bunch fresh asparagus
60g Philadelphia cheese
200g smoked ham
40 handfull of cherry tomatoes
30g parsley
5 lettuce leaves
Sides:
50g Philadelphia cheese
1 small cucumber
1. Place bottom layer of the bread on a tray. Peel and dice onion.
2. Spread cream cheese and onion on top. Cover this with another slice of bread.
3. Mix mayo and mustard together, and spread on the bread. Place three slices of ham on top, followed by another layer of bread.
4. Spread some cream cheese on the bread. Roll the asparagus in the ham and place on
     top. Decorate with lettuce leaves, tomatoes and parsley.
5. Slice a cucumber finely. Spread some cream cheese around the edges and corners of the loaf, and cover with cucumber.
6. Your work of art is ready to be served.