Moroccan Chicken

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INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • 4T homemade tomato sauce
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced in half
  • Cajun spice, paprika and garlic flakes to season chicken
  • 1/2 packet pitted green olives
  • 1/2 – 1 lemon preserved in salt, cut into small chunks
  • 1 aubergine, cut into chunks
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

INGREDIENTS for mash (SERVES 2)

  • 250g pumpkin
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • 1T butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Season chicken with spices
  2. Heat a frying pan to medium hot
  3. Add olive oil and fry the aubergine for a few minutes until it starts to soften
  4. Add the chicken halves and fry for a few minutes on each side
  5. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until chicken is cooked through
  6. In a separate pan, steam the pumpkin and once soft, mash and add butter and cinnamon
  7. Dish chicken onto mash and serve
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Breakfast Fritatta

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INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • 250ml coconut milk or 250ml cream
  • 5 eggs (beaten)
  • 10 sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • big handful baby spinach leaves
  • 200g sausage meat (squeezed out of casings)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 180*
  2. Brown the sausage meat
  3. Add the sundried tomatoes, spinach to the egg mix and stir well
  4. Add the sausage meat
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Place in a small baking dish and cook for 30-40 minutes (until the egg has set)

fried banting pizza

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INGREDIENTS (for 1 pizza)

  • 200g pumpkin, chopped up
  • 2 tbsp psyllium husks
  • 1 eggs
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1T butter for pan

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 200*
  2. Steam or boil the pumpkin until it is completely mushy.
  3. Using a stick blender or food processor, puree the pumpkin until smooth.
  4. Add the husks, eggs and salt and blend again.
  5. Leave it to stand for no less than 15 minutes to thicken into dough.
  6. In a heavy based pan that can go in the oven, lightly grease and the spread the dough and fry the pizza base on a medium heat until nicely coloured on the outside and cooked in the middle, it requires flipping over a few times
  7. Top with your favourite pizza toppings
  8. Bake in pan until cheese has melted
  9. Put the pan back on the stove, add about 1T butter, and fry for another couple of minutes, until the base has gone all crispy
  10. Serve!

banting carrot cake

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I made some blueberry jam the other day, and a friend of mine said I had to have scones with them, so queue this recipe!

INGREDIENTS
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  • 1.5 cups ground nuts (like almonds/macadamias)
  • tiny pinch salt
  • 1/2 t bicarb
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1t dried ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts / pecan nuts
  • 3 eggs
  • 1T vanilla essence/extract
  • 1/2cup xylitol
  • 2T melted coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups grated carrots (about 3 carrots)

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 180*
  • Mix the dry ingredients together, except for the xylitol
  • Mix the eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and xylitol together
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  • Add the wet to the dry
  • Add the carrots
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  • Pour into a greased cake tin
  • Bake for +-40 minutes (until you can put a toothpick through and it comes out dry)
  • Ice with your favourite cream cheese icing, dust with more chopped nuts and serve!

(p.s. I made dairy free icing, using 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/4 cup honey which I heated and simmered for 10 minutes, then added 5 teaspoons agar agar and 1/4 cup lemon juice, mixed all together and refrigerated  for about half an hour before icing)

stuffed chicken

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I needed some real comfort food last night, and mash has always been such home food to me. Good thing I like cauli mash just as much as the potato kind!

INGREDIENTS (per person)

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1-2T choppy choppy / chopped up sundried tomatoes and feta
  • 3 rashers prosciutto
  • Cauli Mash and Zucchini chips to serve

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 180*
  • Slice the chicken breast nearly in half (lengthways)
  • Add the choppy choppy / sundried tomatoes and feta
  • Wrap chicken in prosciutto
  • Secure with toothpicks
  • Bake for 20 minutes (or until chicken is cooked – oven dependant on timing)
  • Serve!

banting scones

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I made some blueberry jam the other day, and a friend of mine said I had to have scones with them, so queue this recipe!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups ground up nuts
  • 2 t baking powder
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 t vanilla extract ideally (but essence if you don’t have)
  • 2 eggs

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 150*
  • Mix the dry ingredients together
  • Add oil, honey,  vanilla and eggs
  • Mix together
  • Spoon into a greased muffin pan
  • Baked for20-25 minutes
  • Serve!