Friday, 5 April 2019

Scrambled breakfast


Scrambled eggs must never be cooked at a high temperature; otherwise the eggs turn dry and crumbly.

Basic scrambled eggs are made from two eggs to which 25ml of milk or water has been added and seasoning. Whisk with a fork to mix the whites and yolks. Heat 10ml of butter in a pan until it sizzles and bubbles and add the egg mixture. When the mixture starts to congeal, stir lightly with an egg-lifter. Do not stir continuously. Cook until the mixture is firm but not dry.

Hints:

Cook scrambled eggs over the low heat.

Remove the pan from the heat while the scrambled eggs are still moist, as the heat retained in the eggs will set them even further. At this stage a dash of milk can be added to halt the setting process and keep the eggs moist.

When scrambled eggs are already too dry, a raw beaten egg can be stirred into the set egg mixture.


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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Cauliflower Salad

(Pic and recipe from FaceBook. Original Source Unknown)

I love potato salad... but all those carbs! So here's a low carb potato salad / with cauliflower instead .... It is SOOOO good!

INGREDIENTS
1 head of cauliflower steamed or boiled until tender in bite size pieces

6 boiled eggs (when done peel eggs, rinse and separate yokes into a bowl.
Then mash the yolk and cut the whites into small bite size pieces  and then blend together.

1/3 cup (appx) miracle whip or mayonnaise (don't use light, it has more carbs)

3 tbs of mustard

3 tbs of pickle relish

1/8 cup of chopped onion (uncooked) can use more if you prefer

salt/pepper to taste



METHOD
Mix all together and you can garnish with egg slices and parsley.

Chill over night.

(1 cup of cauliflower is only 3 carbs vs 1 cup of potato is 37 carbs)



Saturday, 2 February 2019

Potato salad with Sour Cream & Chives


INGREDIENTS

1.5 kg potatoes
2 x 175g Sour Cream & Chives Dip & Top
5 ml whole grain mustard
5 ml Dijon mustard
1 shallot, finely chopped
30 ml Sour Cream
40 ml chives, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

METHOD

Place potatoes, with their skins on, in a large pot and cover with water. 

Bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes until just tender. 

Drain potatoes in a colander and place the colander on top of the hot pot, covering the potatoes with a clean dish cloth. Allow the potatoes to steam for 20 minutes. Leave to cool. 

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, rub off the skins and chop into small cubes. In a large mixing bowl add the Sour Cream & Chives Dip & Top, whole grain and Dijon mustard, chopped shallot, Sour Cream and salt and pepper. 

Mix until fully combined. 

Add the potatoes, gently mixing them in using a large spatula until they are well covered with the dressing. Spoon into a large serving dish and top with freshly chopped chives.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Cucumber Cooler

Have you ever noticed how adding a few slices of cucumber to a glass of water instantly makes it 10 times more refreshing?


  1. Add mint, lime, gin, and sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle.
  2. Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour mixture over glass filled with ice and top with tonic water.
  4. Stir, let set for a few minutes for the flavors to enhance and enjoy.
You can replace the Gin with Lemonade or any other flavour of your choice.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Potato Dumplings

 



Ingredients
4 potatoes
2 eggs, beaten
salt as per taste
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tsp pepper powder
1 cup plain flour
6 cups water

Method
Boil the unpeeled potatoes till tender (approx 15 mins). Peel it and mash with potato
smasher

Add all the remaining ingredients except salt and water. Make a soft dough of the mixture
Make round balls of dough approx 1½"

Boil water and salt. Add potato dumplings. Let it cook till they float, approx 10 mins.

Drain and serve hot with your choice of accompaniments.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Salad



Ingredients

2 avocados, diced
1 English cucumber, sliced
3 tomatoes, diced
 ¼ cup red onion, sliced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
¼ cup Feta cheese

Instructions

In a large bowl combine avocado, cucumber, tomatoes and red onion. Gently toss. In a small bowl whisk the olive oil, and lemon juice. Add to the veggies and toss. Serve with crumbled feta cheese.

 Without cheese and olive oil.

(Recipe by - Serves: 4-6)

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Parmesan Garlic Roasted Green Beans


Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl whisk the oil, garlic, egg and salt together.
  3. Toss in the green beans and coat well.
  4. Sprinkle in Parmesan on the green beans and toss gently.
  5. Place evenly on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

Healthy Carrot Parmesan Fries



You can also add a touch of garlic for extra taste!

Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad


3 Tomatoes, 
3 cucumbers, 
1 onion, 
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 
1 teaspoon of cracked pepper, 
2 table spoons of sugar,
2 teaspoons of salt (or to taste))
1 cup of water, 
1/4 cup of olive oil, 
mix well.

Let it chill for 1-2 hours and serve! 
 
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