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Healthy Lemon Slice

I gave the classic lemon slice a make-over.

20130509-192038.jpg No butter or sugar here…

20130509-192519.jpgJust old-fashioned deliciousness and amazing flavour. I can pretty much guarantee you won’t want to make the old version again. Even my husband agreed this is as good as what his grandma used to make – and he is a connoisseur in desserts.

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Ingredients:

Makes 9 square slices
159 calories per slice (667 kilojoules)

Crust
Half a cup shredded coconut
Half a cup wholemeal spelt flour
2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 Tablespoon honey

Filling
1 egg
1 egg white
One third of a cup honey/maple syrup mixture (half and half)
Juice and zest of one lemon
One eighth of a teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons wholemeal spelt flour

Method:

1. Preheat oven on 180 degrees.
2. Combine shredded coconut, flour, oil and honey in bowl until well mixed.
3. Press dough evenly into bottom of prepared baking pan (20x15cm) and bake until light golden brown (10-15 min).
4. Whisk egg, egg white, and the honey-syrup mixture in a large bowl until blended. Grate zest and squeeze juice from lemon; add to egg mixture. Add baking powder and remaining 3 tablespoons flour. Mix thoroughly.
5. Pour lemon mixture over cooled base. Bake until set and edges are light brown (about 15-20 minutes).
6. Cool and lightly dust with icing sugar using a mesh strainer. Slice into squares.

For an extra bit of fancy, you can combine ricotta with some maple syrup and lemon zest to serve on the side. Greek yoghurt would also be divine!

20130509-211346.jpgGo do yourself a favour and make a batch of these. Then hurry right back and come and tell me how you liked them. I will be a very happy girl.

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Sweet sweet potato bites

I don’t like to eat the same thing for lunch everyday. Salads can be nice – but not if it is the same day in day out. Also, why would you have the same thing everyday if there are a bizillion combinations out there for yummy lunches!? I don’t.

That is why when I opened the fridge today, I looked at my leftovers for inspiration. I dreamed up a rather satifying and absolutely delicious feast from some left-over baked sweet potato I had in the fridge! And then I made it…

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Are you drooling yet?

These are so visually appetizing and filling that you can have it for lunch, dinner or even appetizers for your next dinner party.

The best part about these guys…they’re 100% healthy! They are also vegan, dairy free, soy free, nut free and gluten free!

This is how you make them:

Sweet Sweet Potato Bites

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato
1/2 mashed avocado seasoned with salt & pepper
Mustard
Caramelised Onions
Sundried tomato
Hommus
Lemon

Method:

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celcuis. Wash the sweet potato and place whole onto baking tray and bake for around 30-40mins depending on the size of your sweet potato. Before you take it out you can prick with a scure/fork to feel if the inside is completely soft. Allow to cool.

Cut sweet potato into slices an top with these combinations:

1. Mashed avocado, mustard and sundried tomato
2. Mashed avocado and caramelised onion
3. Mashed avocado and hommus

Finish with a squeeze of lemon and garnish with greens. Voilla!

You’re ready to gobble up a delicious meal or entertain your guests!

Question:

What is your favourite dish to entertain guests with?

Rooibos Iced Tea Cooler

My parents love their glass of wine with their lazy weekend lunches, but after a recent 5-week holiday overseas, numerous celebratory feasts and a few extra kilos later, they decided to call this month “Dry February”.

Without a crisp cool chardonnay to complement their Sunday afternoon salmon and roast potatoes, my mother had to think up a new drink that will help them cool down in the heat of Perth’s summer this year. This is what my ever-inventive mother came up with…

Rooibos Iced Tea Cooler

Rooibos Iced Tea Cooler

Ingredients:

4 rooibos tea bags
2 oranges  
1 lemon
mint leaves
sweetener to taste – agave/honey/stevia
1 litre of water
6-8 ice cubes

Method:

Boil 1 litre of water. Add tea bags and brew until desired strength (i like it strong). Add natural sweetener to your taste (I omitted). Place in fridge/freezer until completely cold.

Add cold tea to blender, with the juice of 1 orange and ice cubes. Blend untill ice is well crushed. Slice the orange and lemon into wedges and wash mint leaves.

Add to cold tea mixture. Garnish with colourful straws and extra lemon on the side of the glass. Hydration perfection!

This does not only taste good but is also VERY GOOD for you – read about the benefits here.

 

Question of the day:

What is your favourite summer drink?

Mine is freshly squeezed carrot, apple, celery, beetroot and giner juice in the morning.