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Low-carb cinnamon apples

by Gilad

Low-carb cinnamon apples with vanilla sauce

Ingredients

Vanilla sauce
  • 2½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 star anise (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg yolk
Cinnamon apples
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 apples, preferably a type that is firm and tart, for example Gravensteiner or Granny Smith
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Bring ½ cup whipping cream, butter, vanilla and optional star anise to a boil in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Lower the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes or more until the sauce turns creamy.
  2. Remove from the heat and remove the star anise. Add the yolk while whisking vigorously. Place in a cool place and let cool completely. You can prepare the flavored cream up to 1 day before, and refrigerate.
  3. Whisk the remaining 2 cups of heavy whipping cream in a bowl, and mix into the refrigerated cream.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes or more. You can place them in dessert bowls to make the vanilla sauce thicken up faster.
  5. Wash the apples and peel them if you want to but there's really no need for that. The peel adds color, flavor and texture.
  6. Core the apple and slice thinly. Heat the butter in a frying pan and brown the slices golden. Add cinnamon towards the end.
  7. Serve the apples warm with the vanilla sauce.
Tip!
The sauce goes great with various desserts, where you would normally have served vanilla custard. For example, you can heat a couple of blackberries or raspberries and serve with the vanilla sauce. Put it in the freezer and you'll have a luxurious ice cream!

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    3 Minute Stretch

    by Gilad

    Whether you work in front of a computer all day, sit at a desk for long hours, or simply need to get away from your busy day for a quick energy boost, GILAD’S FREE 3-MINUTE FITNESS BREAKS are your answer! Gilad’s 3 minute fitness breaks offer you short, easy-to-follow workout routines that target every single muscle group in the body. Here you will find strengthening and sculpting exercises for your hips, thighs, buns, chest, back, shoulders, arms and core. There are even quick energizing cardio routines to boost your day! Best of all, this routine is done in 3 minutes or less.

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    Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

    by Gilad

    Quick And Healthy Snacks
     

    Crunchy and spicy is a combination that we love in our food! Bake your own crispy chickpeas for a tasty and healthy snack.

    INGREDIENTS 
    • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
    • 2 to 4 tsp spices such as chili powder, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, smoked paprika, rosemary, thyme, or any of your favorite herbs or spices
     
    METHOD 
    Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). 
    Rinse and drain the chickpeas by pouring chickpeas into a strainer and rinsing with running water. 
    Pat the chickpeas very dry with a clean dishtowel or paper towels.  They should feel dry to touch. 
    Toss the chickpeas with olive oil and salt, and spread the chickpeas out in an even layer on the baking sheet.
    Roast the chickpeas in the oven for 20 - 30 minutes until golden and crisp, checking every 10 minutes and giving the pan a shake.
    Toss the chickpeas with the spices.
    Besides eating these chickpeas as a snack, you can toss them in salads or sprinkle over soup in place of croutons. 

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    Coconut & Macadamia Crusted Salmon

    by Gilad

     

    This delightful and oh-so-delicious dish is brimming with nutrients to heal and seal your gut. Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids to fight inflammation. Like all seafood, salmon also supplies zinc, which tends to be less well absorbed in people with digestive issues.


    INGREDIENTS   serves 2

    • ½ cup macadamia nuts
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 1 egg
    • 2 salmon fillets, bones removed
    • 1 lemon
    • Green salad leaves, to serve
    • Olive oil
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
     

    DIRECTIONS 

    1. Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C)
    2. Combine macadamia nuts, coconut and a little salt and pepper in a food processor to form a rustic crumbing mixture.
    3. Beat egg in a small shallow bowl.
    4. Dip salmon fillets in egg mixture before coating thoroughly with the crumbing mixture.
    5. Transfer crumbed fillets onto a lined or greased baking tray. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked to your preferred level of 'doneness'.
    6. Serve salmon with a side of green salad leaves, drizzle of olive oil and wedge of lemon.

    by Rachel Morrow  foodmatters.com   LINK

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    Zucchini, Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

    by Gilad

     

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2 cups spelt flour
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
    • ½ cup chopped walnuts
    • Zest of one lemon
    • ½ cup honey
    • Juice of one lemon
    • ¾ cup almond milk
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 large zucchini, grated (approx. 1 cup)
    DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat the oven to 180° C or 356° F.
    2. Combine the flour, baking powder, poppy seeds, walnuts and lemon rind in a large mixing bowl.
    3. In a separate, small mixing bowl, combine the honey, lemon, almond milk and eggs. Whisk gently until everything is well combined.
    4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
    5. Gently fold in the grated zucchini.
    6. Pour the batter into greased muffin tins and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
    7. Insert a sharp knife into the center and if the knife comes out clean you will know they are ready.
    By Casey Hill  www.foodmatters.com

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    Vegetarian Chili

    by Gilad 

     
    Proof that mid-week dinners don't need to be complicated, packed with ingredients and need numerous pots and pans!
     
    INGREDIENTS 
    • 1 fresh chili, deseeded and thinly sliced
    • 1 red onion, diced 
    • 1 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1 tsp ground cumin 
    • 2 garlic cloves 
    • 1 bunch of coriander 
    • Olive oil 
    • 2 peppers, deseeded and chopped 
    • 1 x 400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
    • 1 x 400g black beans, drained and rinsed 
    • 1 bottle Passata  (organic, 100% where possible). 
    DIRECTIONS
    1. In food processor, process together the chili, onion, paprika, cumin, garlic, stalks of coriander and 2 tbsp of olive oil. 
    2. Heat pan on medium heat, add in prepared chili paste, peppers, chickpeas and black beans,
    3. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and pour in passata. 
    4. Stir well, place lid on and simmer for 10-15 minutes until sauce slightly thickens. 
    5. Serve with extra coriander and some steamed rice or cauliflower rice. 
    By Rachel Morrow  www.foodmatters.com

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