We had this amazing dinner a couple of weeks ago, I can truly say it is one of my favorite things to eat. It is simply delicious! The burgers and the sauce go hand in hand and the fries made out of swedes are simply amazing.
Serves: 4 people
500 g lamb mince
100 g crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped black olives
1 garlic clove
1 tsp salt
Fresh Thyme Sauce: 250ml cream
2 tbsp beef stock (from a tube)
1 tbsp soya
60 g chèvre cheese Method: Mix all the ingredients together and shape into 8 little burgers. Fry them in butter and remove from frying pan. Add all the ingredients for the sauce in the frying pan and bring to boil. Return the burgers into the sauce and let simmer for a couple of minutes.
Fries: 1 swede
Rapeseed oil Method: Peel the swede and chop into thin slices. Bring water to boil and add a bit of salt, add the swede slices and boil for a few minutes. Finish by frying them in oil until they have a nice golden colour.
I found this recipe for carrot cupcakes the other day, it fits into the LCHF diet we are doing and they are simply delicious. And what is more, they’re also sugar free! The recipe uses Agave Nectar (I love it) and the taste is really delicious. I used walnuts instead of pecans so it is up to you really!
1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
¼ cup agave nectar
1 ½ cups carrots, grated
½ cup pecans, chopped Cupcake Method:
1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon
2. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, oil and agave
3. Stir carrots and pecans into wet ingredients
4. Stir wet ingredients into dry
5. Scoop a heaping ¼ cup batter into a paper lined 12 cup muffin pan
6. Bake at 165° for 18 to 22 minutes
Creamy cream cheese frosting Ingredients:
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4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3 tbsp agave nectar
3 tbsp heavy cream Method:
1. To make frosting combine cream cheese and agave in a medium bowl until well blended
2. Whip in heavy cream until frosting is nice and thick
3. Spread over cupcakes ( or use piping bag as I did)
I made this meal for my boyfriends and my anniversary a few weeks back. It’s sirloin steak, garlic butter and summer salad. It turned out to be absolutely delicious.
Serves: 2 people
2 sirloin steaks (as big as you want them) For garlic butter:
Flora cooking butter
Fresh garlic For summer salad:
Method: 1. Take the steaks out of the fridge about 10 minutes before you plan to cook them and coat in olive oil. Apply a generous amount of sea salt and black pepper on both sides of the steak.
2. Heat a frying fan for a minute or so before placing the steaks on it. Cook until they’re to your liking. I usually prefer Medium – this will take about 4-6 minutes on each side of the steak.
3. Take some butter and fix with freshly squeezed garlic and put on top of each steak.
4. Combine the ingredients of the salad and serve.
This Chicken Caesar Salad takes about 2 minutes to whip together, but is still very delicious. The dressing is a “cheat” and not homemade,if it was homemade this would not take 2 minutes to make This is perfect for bringing to work. What you can do is to prepare the chicken the night before and in the morning before leaving for work just add the salad together and add the chicken. I usually eat mine cold, but you could heat the chicken before serving if wanted.
Makes: 1 portion
Ingredients: 1 chicken fillet, cooked to your liking, the day before
1. Prepare chicken the night before
2. Mix the salad together, put the chicken on top and grate Parmesan cheese to your liking.
3. Finish of with adding dressing.
Mojito is a perfect drink for a hot summer day. You can make a Mojito in a few different ways, depending on how you like it. You can also chose whichever (white) rum you prefer. We usually use Bacardi when making these. You can also use both lemon or lime – again, we use lime it ours.
Ingredients: 1 tbsp white/brown sugar (try with brown sugar fi you haven’t!)
2 lime wedges
A handful of mint leaves
Method: 1. Put the sugar in the bottom of the glass and squeeze some lime/lemon juice on top. Add the mint leaves and using a muddler gently muddle the ingredients together.
2. Fill the glass with ice and then fill it halfway up with soda water.
3. Add the rum and stir gently. Finish it off by adding 2 slices of lime.
This is my favourite way to use apples in baking. It is more than a crumble, but still has the same fresh taste of apples. I like serving it together with vanilla custard that I get from Sweden, which is slightly different to the custard you will find in the UK, but either will do just fine. As it is summer time now, vanilla ice-cream will also go very well to this buy.
Makes: 1 pie
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
200 ml milk
+ Cinnamon & sugar for coating the apples in
Method: 1. Put the oven to 160 degrees.
2. Mix all dry ingredients
3. Crumble the butter together with the dry ingredients
3. Slowly add milk and egg and mix well. Pour the mixture into the pie mould.
4. Peel and cut the apples into thin slices. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and dip each piece of apple in the mix, until evenly coated.
5. Put the apple pieces around the pie mould until no free space is left.
4. Put into the lower part of the oven for 35-45 minutes depending on your oven.
Hi there, it has been a while, but I am back now. Summer has been busy and I have been away on two holidays; went to Sweden & Turkey. Tomorrow I am starting a new job so there has been a lot of exciting things going on and I have a lot of recipes I want to share with you guys, from the past 2 months.
Another new thing is that my boyfriend and I have been on the LCHF-diet for the past month or so. For those of you who don’t know, it means Low Carb High Fat. It has been quite a change for us and some of the recipes I will put up here will be LCHF recipes, I hope you will like that. Enough talk, I’ll be back in a while with a new post and will try to post at least one post per day from now on.
A Baked Potato is such an easy lunch, it doesn’t take too long to prepare and it is just absolutely delicious; at least with my homemade tuna mix! It will take you about 20 minutes to make this simple lunch. We like having a lot of filling, so I always make quite a large batch!
2 jacket potatoes
2 tins of tuna (I usually use tuna flakes in brine)
3-4 hard-boiled eggs
100 g creme fraiche
50g mayo (I usually mix normal mayo with garlic mayo!)
1/2-1 Red onion (depending on how much you like onion)
A handful of spinach, cut into small bits
Salt & Pepper
1. Wash potatoes and cut a cross in the middle and cook in the microwave for about 10 minutes or until soft. Then put in the oven on 225c and cook until crispy, 10-20 minutes.
2. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a boil and mix well. Let sit in the fridge until the potato is baked.
3. Open the potato and put a little bit of butter inside and use salt and pepper to your liking. Put the filling on top.
So I decided to make some pancakes to cheer myself up. I haven’t made pancakes in a long time because I haven’t found a recipe that is gluten free – until now that is. I quickly did some research and then tried the recipe I’m now blogging about and it turned out delicious, even better than “normal” pancakes. What is more, they didn’t break! I usually have such a hard time making nice round pancakes, but this was just so easy.
Makes: 15-25 depending on size of you pan
200 g Gluten Free Flour
500 ml milk
1 tbsp vegetable/sunflower/rapeseed oil
1. Put the flour and eggs in a bowl.
2. Slowly add the milk and whisk until a batter.
3. Mix well and leave to rest for 30 minutes-1hour (this time I was hungry so I didn’t wait and it turned out fine)
4. Put the oil in the pan and heat well.
5. Add the batter and cook until the pancake is easily lifted and turned around. Cook for another 20-30 seconds on the other side. (I have a gas hob so it is much hotter than an electric one so I only did about 20 seconds on each side)
6. Repeat until finished. Remember to stir the batter before adding it to the pan.
7. Serve warm!