Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cream of broccoli and avocado soup

This was pretty simple .
One broccoli head 
One avocado
Coconut cream/milk
One onion
Coconut oil

Method :
Heat coconut oil on a pan and add chopped onions . Fry till the onions. Tubs translucent . Add broccoli florets and stir fry . Add some water and steam the broccoli , once it is tender add the avocado . Add salt . Blend .
Add coconut cream.

Pan seared salmon with steamed veggies

Chicken Stirfry

My resourceful helper came up with this dish . It is a simple stir fried chicken with bell peppers , cucumber and walnuts. Seasoned with liquid aminos 

Almond - Hazelnut Bread

After many unsuccessful attempts , this one was one that actually works for me . It had a nice crust and the bread is light and moist unlike my other attempts that were heavy and dry. 

I have modified it a bit from a recipe I originally found on the net. 

This is the link to the original recipe :

Here is my modified version :

1 cup almond flour
1 cup hazelnut flour 
1-2 tsp honey (optional )
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp hazelnut butter 
3 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
A handful of nuts ( I used walnut and sunflower seeds )
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence (optional )
Olive oil ( optional if you like the taste )

Beat the eggs .
Add honey and vanilla.
Add the nut butters.
Add olive oil 
Mix well.

Mix the almond and hazelnut flour.
Add the baking powder, salt and baking soda to the flour mixture . 
Add the nuts.

Mix the flour mixture to the eggs.
Pour into a mould lined wit wax paper .

Bake at ard 170 degree C for ard 20 min. Check in once at the 15 min mark to ensure things are on track . The bread is done when a knife comes out cleanly.

Let it cool and eat.

Update on 6/11/2014

I have been experimenting with this quite a bit. Have added flaxseed meal to the mix . For more flavor I have been adding caraway seeds, olives , sundried tomatoes etc . Been having fun with this bread basically .

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hello World !

This september I did the 21 day sugar free detox with an awesome gang of girls in sunny SG , and boy was that an eye opener . Right from getting to know the hidden sugars in innocuous food items , to getting mindful about what we eat , to reading food labels , to meeting these lovely ladies who were a brilliant support system. The best part is I finally lost the baby fat that was making me so miserable . I loved the whole experience so much that I have decided to make it a more permanent part of my life . Ok probably not as strict as the 21 days , but very close . 

I started this blog to chronicle the food I experiment with that suits this new life style . I'm planning to document the recipes I used, links to the sites I refer to as well as outside food that suits the sugar free gluten free lifestyle . This is more like a diary for me to remember the recipes that work for me , but if some one else can gain out of it , that would be great .