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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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    Low carb pesto chicken casserole

    by Gilad

    Low-carb pesto chicken casserole with feta cheese and olives


    Ingredients
    • 1½ lbs chicken thighs or chicken breasts
    • 2 oz. butter, for frying
    • 3 oz. red pesto or green pesto
    • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
    • 8 tablespoons pitted olives
    • 8 oz. feta cheese, diced
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • salt and pepper

    •  For serving
    • 5 oz. leafy greens
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • sea salt and ground black pepper
    • 500g extra lean beef mince

    Instructions 
    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
    2. Cut the chicken thighs or filets into pieces. Season with salt and pepper and fry in butter until golden brown.
    3. Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl.
    4. Place the fried chicken pieces in a baking dish together with olives, feta cheese and garlic. Add the pesto.
    5. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dish turns bubbly and light brown around the edges
    Tip!

    A simple side dish of field greens or crunchy romaine complements the rich flavors. Or, lightly sautéed asparagus or green beans work, too.

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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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    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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    Cauliflower Rice Recipe

    by Gilad

    Healthy Sides: Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice 
     
     
    If you haven't been fully converted to cauliflower rice yet, you need to try our Cilantro & Lime Cauliflower Rice! 

    INGREDIENTS
    • ½ head of small cauliflower
    • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 garlic cloves
    • 1 scallions, diced
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 fresh lime
    • Handful fresh chopped cilantro
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. For the cauliflower rice, roughly chop cauliflower into florets, then place cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous.  Don't over process or it will get mushy. 
    2. In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. 
    3. Add the cauliflower "rice" to the pan and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl and toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice.
    By Rachel Morrow  foodmatters.com 

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    Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Super Green Kale & Broccoli Pesto

    by Gilad

    Roasted spaghetti squash makes the best pasta alternative! Try it with our super green kale and broccoli pesto - packed with extra greens to give your body a nice big boost of nutrients! 
    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 medium-sized spaghetti squash, sliced in half lengthwise
    • Salt and pepper 
    • Oil for cooking 
    • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
     
    Super Green Kale and Broccoli Pesto
    • 1 bunch of basil
    • 4-5 kale leaves 
    • ½ head of broccoli 
    • 100 g walnuts
    • 1 clove garlic
    • Juice of ½ lemon
    • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 pinch salt 
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). 
    2. Place spaghetti squash on a lined baking tray and drizzle a little oil over the halves and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
    3. Place face up on lined baking tray and roast in the oven until tender. About 25-45 minutes depending on the size of your squash. You can test it to see if it's ready by scraping the flesh with a fork (it should turn to spaghetti-like strands) 
    4. While squash roasts, prepare the pesto by combining all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add more oil if necessary. 
    5. Once squash is roasted, remove from oven and using a fork, scrape out seeds then continue to scrape the flesh to create "noodles". Save the "noodles" in a large bowl. 
    6. In this large bowl, combine the squash "noodles" with the kale and broccoli pesto, top with extra walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes.
    By Rachel Maddow    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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    Red Velvet Brownies

    by Gilad

    Beets are a natural red food coloring, which make them perfect for red velvet desserts! One cup of beets contains about 60 calories and 4 grams of fiber. They are a good source of the minerals copper and magnesium and have 148 µg of folate, or 37% of your daily target. Folate is an extremely important vitamin because it plays a crucial role in DNA synthesis. Beets are also fat free. Using beets in these Red Velvet Brownies cuts the fat and increases the fiber content, making them a tasty yet healthy dessert, and the beet flavor is hardly noticeable!

    Ingredients 
    • 2 large cooked beets or 1 14-oz. can beets, rinsed and drained
    • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • ½ cup all-purpose flour
    • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 Tbs. instant espresso powder
    • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
     
    Instructions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. 
    2.  Purée beets in food processor until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. You should have 1 cup. Set aside. 
    3. Whisk together butter and sugar in bowl until smooth. Add vanilla, then whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in beets. 
    4. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and espresso powder in separate bowl. Fold flour mixture into beet mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan. 
    5. Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean. Cool, then cut into 16 squares.

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    Sweet Beet Muffins Recipe

    by Gilad

    Do you want to indulge your love ones with a delicious yet healthy treat? You need to try these muffins!  So tasty, and loaded with fruits and vegetables.
    Experience the smell of cinnamon and ginger from the freshly baked muffins in your kitchen.

    INGREDIENTS
    • 3/4 cup coconut flour
    • 1/2 cup organic corn starch
    • 1/2 cup ground almonds or almond meal
    • 2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
    • Pinch of Himalayan salt
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup (or maple)
    • 2 organic free-range eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 big beet, peeled and grated
    • 1 apple, grated
    • 3 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
    • 1 cm (1/2 inch) fresh ginger, grated
     
    DIRECTIONS
    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (the first 7 listed above). In another bowl mix the eggs with syrup, vanilla, oil and ginger. Pour into dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
    Add the grated beet, apple and stir until combined. Finally add the chopped dates.
    Spoon into the muffin molds or loaf pan. 
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    Spinach Dip Surprise

    by Gilad

    Description Warm creamy spinach that can be served as a side dish with your favorite protein or an appetizer with cut veggies and pita chips
    Dish Type Side Dish
    Difficulty Easy
    No. of Servings  
    Preparation Time 20
    Cooking Time 25
    Ingredients 1 medium onion chopped
    2 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp all-purpose flour
    1/2 tsp salt
    3/4 to 1 cup fat free milk
    2 pkgs 10oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    1/2 cup salsa or picante sauce
    1 cup 2% shredded cheddar
    Directions In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Slowly stir in milk . Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 min or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in spinach and salsa.Then stir in 3/4 cup of cheddar and transfer to a 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with rest of cheese. Bake at 350 uncovered for 20 to 25 min or until heated through.

     

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