Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Lime & Coconut Chicken Rice

Adapted from Donna Hay (The Instant Cook) Ingredients 400g (raw weight, ~2 cups) jasmine rice 2 chicken breasts (~550g raw weight) OR 3 cups cooked shredded chicken 1 baby cos (romaine) lettuce, trimmed & leaves separated Dressing ¾ cup (6 fl oz) coconut cream (fat-reduced was used here) ¾ cup (6 fl oz) lime juice …

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Strawberry-Choc Muffins (Skinny)

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction Ingredients 150g (1 cup) all-purpose flour, sifted ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 50g (¼ cup, tightly packed) brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar (equivalent granulated sweetener was used here) 2 egg whites, beaten 140g applesauce 40g dark chocolate chips 100g strawberries, diced Method 1. Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F …

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Banana & Date Smoothie

Adapted from Tracy Rutherford (Smoothies: Healthy Shakes and Blends) Ingredients 4 dates (~30g), pitted and chopped 90ml (~⅓ cup) water 1 banana, peeled and chopped 250ml (1 cup) milk ½ cup (125g) plain yoghurt (150g of Greek was used here) 1 pinch nutmeg, or to taste Method 1. In a small saucepan, combine dates and …

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Chicken Tagine (w/ Dates & Apricots)

Adapted from David Bonom Ingredients 1kg chicken meat, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped* 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained (240g) and rinsed* 1 teaspoon tumeric, ground 1 teaspoon cumin, ground ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ground ½ teaspoon ginger, ground ⅛ teaspoon red pepper, ground 20g (~5 cloves) garlic, minced 350ml reduced-salt chicken broth …

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Double Choc Cookies

Adapted from Donna Hay Ingredients 125g butter, chopped (ran out so subbed ½ with coconut oil here – could be lightened with applesauce but would be drier) 300g plain flour (2 cups), sifted ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 295g (~1⅓ cups) caster sugar (haven’t attempted the use of granulated sweetener, although should be fine) 1 egg 80ml …

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Tuna & Mushroom Pasta

Adapted from Healthy Dinner Recipes Ingredients 375g pasta (dry weight, penne used here) 400g tinned tuna (drained weight) 2 small onions (or 1 large) 2 cloves garlic, minced (~10g) 225g button mushrooms, sliced 100g cherry tomatoes, halved/quartered 375ml (1 can) evaporated milk 20g seeded mustard ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped 80g cheddar cheese (reduced-fat was …

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Spiced Apple Chutney

Adapted from BBC Good Food Delicious in sandwiches, and goes especially well as a side to pork or cheese. Ingredients 1½ kg cooking apples, peeled and diced (~1kg flesh) 2 onions, finely chopped 350g raisins 550g brown sugar 200g caster sugar 2 tablespoons mustard seeds 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon allspice …

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Chicken Tikka Masala (Light)

Adapted from Skinnytaste   Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, diced 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon (~12g) fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves (~15g) garlic, crushed 400g (1 tin) crushed tomatoes 120g natural low/no-fat yoghurt (I used Paul’s 99.8% fat-free), room temperature 125ml (½ cup) low-fat milk, room temperature 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon garam masala …

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Macadamia & White Chocolate Cookies

Adapted from Exclusively Food Ingredients 65g butter, room temperature (½ can be subbed, e.g. with applesauce, as was in this instance but the result will be drier) 40g brown sugar 25g granulated sweetener (or white sugar) 1 egg white (or ½ whole egg) ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 40g self-raising flour 70g plain flour 60g white chocolate, …

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Bobotie (Spiced Mince & Custard)

Adapted from Ross Lusted To be served with a side of South African yellow rice (click for recipe) Ingredients Chilli Paste 15g (3 cloves) garlic, chopped 2 small hot chillies ½ green chilli, sliced 2 teaspoons coriander seeds, ground 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, ground ½ teaspoon allspice, ground 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 knob ginger …

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