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The healthiest little LCHF cupcake and the quickest little deconstructed cheesecake… ain’t they the sweetest?

OMS!!! Something sweet to smooth Life over …

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Watermark - 10 minute choc-cherry cheesecake

DECONSTRUCTED CHOC CHERRY CHEESECAKE

Ingredients:

125g (half a block) cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup cream

1 1/2 Tbsp Xylitol

Zest of one lemon

Juice of 1 small lemon (about 4 Tbsp)

1 cup of frozen cherries or any fresh or frozen berries of your choice.

Chocolate:

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup coconut cream or regular cream

4 Tbsp cocoa

3 Tbsp xylitol

Method:

For the cheese cake mousse:

Cream the cream cheese, xylitol, zest and lemon juice in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer.

Slowly pour in the cream while mixing on low at first, and as soon as the cream starts to thicken a bit mix on high for about two minutes or until stiff peaks form.

Cherries:

In a saucepan on medium heat, allow the cherries to stew for about 4 – 5 minutes and the sauce to reduce a bit.  I did not add…

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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Ramblings

 

Thanks Giving Dessert: Coconut Panna Cotta

Thanks Giving Dessert: Coconut Panna Cotta

WOW!!!! Definitely going to try this!

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Ramblings

 

I am in love …..

….. with toasted pecans.

Since starting down the healthier-eating-staying-away-from-carbs-road, I have moved over to the banting way of doing things. I’ve bought the Real Meal Revolution book of which Tim Noakes is a co-writer.

So, on and off I’d bake/make things – staying away from obvious carbs and sugar. Cheesy bread with almond flour, lemon cheesecake fat bombs, chocolate mouse with cocoa and chia seeds, cream cheese clouds, etc. Most of the recipies I found from the different Facebook groups (and there’s hundreds!).

So far so good. Not really shredding of the kg’s but I seem to be losing some cm’s.

This past weekend I roasted some pecans in the oven (160-190 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes) and then blitzed them to get them fine. I was on my way to make pecan butter. My own. My own Pecan Butter.

Raw pecans

When roasted, they become darker and smell completely different.

Courtesy of Tony Chachere

Photo from Tony Chachere

Little did I know that I was digging my own grave. I nibbled on some of the roasted pecans while waiting for them to cool off. Oh My Soul!!!! They are divine! (I wanted to grab the whole tray and find a hiding place in which I could devour the lot of them!)

Be sure you blitz them in a closed food processor or in a deep container as those little bits of escaping pecans fly all over the place. I stuck with the stick blender in a deep container and squished the roasted pecans into submission.

My own pecanbutterI added 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and ground some Himalyan salt over and gave it a final blend.

I think I died and went to heaven. I can not stop eating this stuff!

Nut(ted)Butter

PS: I ordered the pecans from TheBantingLifestyle @ R200/kg and man, was their delivery quick!!

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Cooking

 

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