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This idea is from a TV program - Masterchef
Boiling time - 10 min
Min time in Dream Pot - 3hrs.
A great way to eat fruit in summer - I found the mixture sweet enough without sugar - if you have to add sugar don't add much as the mixture will go runny and be hard to handle. Sweetener is an option.
If you have never tried fresh asparagus - you really should try this delicacy. It is a world away from canned or frozen asparagus - so totally different that you wouldn't recognise it as the same thing!!
A great lower fat healthier alternative to normal shortcrust pastry
The idea for this recipe was given me by the owner of our fruit and veg barn - and I think its yummy!! Its unlike any tapioca I have ever had.
You can change the quinoa for brown rice - but the nutrition count will change
Instead of white fish you could substitute salmon,smoked cod or well drained canned fish.
The filling also makes a tasty Fish Casserole - see the recipe after the Pastry recipe
Or do as I did - make 4 pasties using half the filling and half the pastry and use the rest of the filling the next day as a Fish Casserole. Bingo!! 2 great meals from one recipe!!
This recipe made 17 - 5" diameter circles - 17 pastes
You could make them bigger but remember that will change the nutritional count!!
Shown in the second photo served with Bubble and Squeak Wedges for an easy nutritious lunch.
A quick microwave meal for busy people
Even though I made this recipe as a Simnel cake - it would be lovely as a Fruit cake - without the almond paste.
If you make the cake as a Simnel cake - the separate recipe for Almond Paste is the correct quantity needed in total, or you can buy the marzipan/almond paste from a store.
Using my Almond Paste Recipe adds 115 calories to each portion.
Instead of Sultanas and raisins you can use 6.75 cups mixed dried fruit
Served in 30 portions each portion of this cake would give 1 serve of dried fruit (1/4 cup) and if finished as a Simnel cake would also supply 1 serve of nuts!!
From 1GR8FULGAL who got it from www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com
This recipe originally used stevia as the sweetener - I tried both stevia and Splenda Granular - I didn't like the taste of either - then I tried brown sugar - and to me the taste far outweighs the 2 cal extra per serve.
This is an adaptation of the recipe for Hummus Deviled Eggs
This is a fairly light fruit cake with enough but not excessive fruit in it.
It is spicy - but you could use less spice when making it - and very moist.
It freezes well.
This is a Scottish recipe for a pudding rich in
fruit, similar to Christmas Pudding, that gets
it’s name from the ‘clout’ or cloth in which it
was traditionally boiled. This version was designed
by Ann to use margarine rather than
the traditional suet.
Required Items: A large piece of cloth (muslin
/ calico work well) or you can use a clean
pillowcase. A large basin to mix the ingredients
and also for turning out the pudding. A
large pot in which the pudding can be cooked.
This is a recipe I remember my mother cooking for a snack for me when I got home from school - I must have been 10yrs old when I first remember having them!!
I hope that you enjoy the recipe as much as I did!!
They were rolled in sugar after cooking in the original recipe, however I tried rolling them in ground almonds but it wouldn't stick and they really don't need anything.
An adaptation of the Special Fruit Crumble
NOTE to me: Apricots not in nutrition count!!
A quick easy way to make a fruit crumble.
Heavily adapted from a recipe from Tony Ferguson
Lean beef or chicken mince can be used instead of kangaroo
Any tomato based pasta sauce can be used instead of Leggos
The nutritional values need recalculating with any changes to the ingredients.
I serve this as a vegetable with grilled meat
This method of cooking gives the most flavoursome, tender meat you can imagine!!
Any joint of any meat over about 1kg (2lb) could be cooked this way - using the same base of vegetables, herbs and spices and wine and stock mixture.
Adapted for Curves
Recipe adapted from 'taste.com.au'
Beef can be substituted for kangaroo in this recipe.
This can either be cooked in the oven in a covered casserole dish, or on the stove top at a very slow simmer, in a saucepan with a tightly fitting lid.
It makes a complete meal if some steamed rice or potato is added to it on dishing up.
These freeze well, and defrost quickly so can be made in advance, and only thawed as required
I only wizz my almonds until they still have a bit of texture but this depends on personal preference - if you prefer then fine then wizz untiil finely ground!!
Please note: The measurements in brackets are metric measurements
These freeze well. I defrost a few as I want them
Please note: The quantities in brackets are the metric measurements!!
These freeze very well. I freeze a batch and only defrost a few at a time!!
This recipe makes 12 full size muffins.
Please note : the measurements in brackets are metric
These muffins freeze well.
A good dish for the cooler weather, serve over steamed rice or noodles if desired.
Although I used kangaroo meat in this casserole because of the nutritive value, the calorie value and the low fat qualities, any meat, (lamb, beef etc) would work the same. However the nutritive value would need to be recalculated.
Recipe adapted from The Venison CookBook
In this recipe the meat is cooked right through, rather than being served rare as many recipes recommend. It is moist, tender and full of flavour though!!
This would make a complete meal as the vegetables are cooked with the meat. Steamed vegetable could be added on dishing up if liked.
Although I have used Kangaroo for this dish because of the nutritional value and low fat, low calorie properties, beef, lamb or venison could be used. The nutritional values would have to be recalculated though!!
It is very important to ensure that all the vegetables are very well drained after cooking, before placing in the ovenproof dish.
This dish is a different, lower calorie slant on an old favourite and, even though there is a bit of work involved in the making, the taste makes it well worthwhile. Since vegetables are hidden in the meat sauce, it makes a complete meal, very acceptable to picky eaters.
The kangaroo could be replaced by minced lean beef, minced lean chicken or turkey or tuna or salmon but the nutritive value would have to be re calculated.
A quick curry recipe with a touch of sweetness to offset the chilli heat.
Lean beef or pork could be used instead of chicken but it would be necessary to re calculate the nutritional value.
Recipe heavily adapted from Safcol recipes
This is a very good way to serve vegetables and tinned tuna - its tasty and moist and makes a complete meal..
N.B. 500g firm white fresh fish fillets, skin removed and cut into 2cm pieces, can be used instead of the canned tuna.. Ensure it is fully cooked before putting into casserole dish.
A cheap nutritious meal for a family, needs only some steamed green vegetables to complete it.
If you can't get mulatto chilli then Ancho chillis will be as good BUT only use the outer flesh - DO NOT use the veins or seeds (they are very hot) the outer flesh is spicy but not hot - ground would work too - maybe 1/4 tsp but do it by smell - and ensure the ground is only the outer flesh - not the whole chilli!! It is possible to get just the outer flesh ground - I checked some online USA shops.
The amounts of the different spices really depend on personal taste, feel free to change them according to your taste.
Instead of kangaroo you can use beef, pork or chicken but the nutritional values need recalculating.
I like this dish to be spicy rather than hot, if you prefer it hot you can add hot chilli or some of the seeds from the mulato chilli according to taste.
The finished dish does not taste of chocolate at all - it just tastes pleasantly spicy.
A different slant on an old favouite dish, that is very tasty and could be a complete meal since there are vegetables in it..
The long slow cooking time for the vegetables, brings out the flovour and develops the sweetness in them. They can be cooked more quickly if time is short.
Lean beef, chicken or turkey mince can be used instead of kangaroo, but the nutritive values need to be recalculated.
Lean beef can be used instead of kangaroo
Recipe heavily adapted from Taste magazine
Please note: the photo was taken straight out of the oven in the dish it was cooked in.
Chevap sausages or other low fat, low carb sausages can be used instead of kangaroo sausages
An easy, cheap meal that perhaps needs only a few steamed green vegetables to complete it although there are plenty of vegetables in the dish..
Lean beef mince can be used instead of kangaroo.
Who says canned tuna is dry and uninteresting?? Try this interesting twist to an old favourite and you will never think so again!!
Can be served with steamed green vegetables.
Adapted from a recipe fron 'taste.com.au'
This recipe has a North African feel to it.
Serve over cooked brown rice, quinoa seed, or couscous
Recipe heavily adapted from one by 'Macro Meats'
Very lean beef, chicken or turkey mince can be used instead of kangaroo mince, but the nutritive values will need to be recalculated.
Modified from a recipe by Macro Meats.
This tasty dish can be served with steamed green vegetables and sweet potato on the side
Recipe adapted from 'Good Taste' Magazine
A nice brunch, or breakfast dish, served with crusty wholewheat bread.
A very tasty adaptation of the Greek Spinach and Feta Pie.
This slice version is good served either hot or cold.
I serve it hot with Rustic Fresh Tomato Sauce for one meal then use the rest a day or so later as a cold meal with salad.
This is a slightly different theme on an traditional Italian flavouring,
The crumb mixture will store in the freezer almost indefinately.
This is a beautifully flavoured, moist cake. It needs to be cooked in a shallow tin.
Adapted from Greenseas Tuna recipes
All measurements used in testing were US measurements.
This is a good sauce to serve over Tuna Ricotta Loaf or over a meatloaf.. It is quick and easy to make.
If you want to 'hide' vegetables you could add 1/2 grated carrot and/or 1/2 grated zucchini and saute them until soft with the spring onion
A low carb, but fairly high fat, version of my lower calorie Salmon Cauliflower Bake,
Can be made ahead and reheated.
The carbs could be reduced even further by replacing the milk with 1 1/2 cup milk and 1 1/2 cup chicken stock.
A different take on a traditional Italian flavour combination
Any extra crumb mixture can be frozen, provided it has not been in contact with the raw meat.
The meat can either be seasoned to taste with salt and pepper before crumbing or the seasonings can be added, to taste, with the garlic powder in the making of the crumbs.
This would work well as a coating on steak cooked on a flat BBQ plate also.
This recipe came about from an idea by Emmabe1 and was tested by Marilyn1946
The cup measurements are US cups.
The key to this method of cooking is the tightly fitting lid, and the low temperature that allows the juices to come out of the meat and the full flavour of the spices to develop.
A firm white fish could be used instead of chicken
Coconut extract can be purchaced from a good quality herb and spice shop or grocer,
Recipe from 'Good Taste' magazine
This is an easy way to use left over vegetables and make them into a nutritious supper dish.
Almost any left over cooked vegetables could be used.
This is really a cross between a soup and a stew
It is a really cheap dish that easily feeds a family but takes time as the oxtail has a lot of fat and if it is not allowed to chill overnight and then the fat removed, the calorie value and fat content will be sky high.
The final taste is worth the trouble though.
A healthy, moist, wholesome treat, high in protein with a flavour the whole family will like, and at only 60cal per slice it can be enjoyed by most people on a diet.
A quick easy family meal. Can be made ahead and reheated.
A tasty meal, quick to prepare, that looks colourful and is low calorie. It can be eaten hot or cold.
Its really good served with a sauce (I use Avocado Sauce, but a cream and wine, or tomato sauce would be as good - depending on your preference.
This sauce can be used with hard boiled eggs, cooked fish, cooked prawns or cooked chicken for a quick meal. Serve over steamed cauliflower
N.B. The nutritional values are for the sauce only
N.B. Nutritional values do NOT include eggs, chicken, fish or prawns.
A quick to prepare tasty, supper dish. It freezes and carries well, and can be used for a picnic lunch.
A low carb, lower cal version of the original recipe. Very easy to make. Can be made before hand and reheated when needed.
Use any 400g can diced tomatoes with no added salt or sugar.
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Recipe Collections I've Shared:
|My shared recipes
|Summer Salads, Salsas, and Relishes
|Chair Treasures March 2012 - Snacks
|Healthy Breakfast Dishes
A few recipes from my kitchen for your Holiday Season.
|A Taste of Summer
The recipes in this booklet are a collation of some wonderfully fresh and light recipes using some of the best of Summer Produce All have been tested using fresh fruits and vegetables and in many cases canned or frozen would not give the same taste or texture. Enjoy!!