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Recipes I've Shared:

71 Calorie, Low fat Sour Cream Cake

This is a spectalular recipe I picked up from a friend a few years ago, I have just recently been playing with the ingredients and used strawberry yoghurt instead of the cream, adding fruit, and turning into a chocolate cake by adding coco powder and vanilla essence. The mind really runs with this recipe and it seems to come out good every time no matter what you do. The best thing is if you use low fat cream/sour cream/yogurt then there is only 1.6g fat in the recipe and 71 calories if divided into 20 pieces, which is easy enough to do using a rectangular 20cm x 20cm x 5cm cake tin.
This recipe is the origional which can be adjusted afterwards.

Deep Fried Vegetarian Vegetable Fritters Recipe

This was taken from the Veganformation web and when I have the need for something deep fried this is a good way to go as it is full of veggies. Any variation of veggies can be experimented with, but I just put the origional down and I added 4 Tbsp of oil to the ingredients to counter for the oil it is deep fried in, although this is just an estimate. You can try these in a shallow fryer with less oil, but the results may not be the same.

Pineapple and Rum Cream

This is a dessert with an alcoholic twist, so watch out. Of course you could use rum essence instead but I prefer it with the real thing.

Chocolate and prune 'no cook' bars

If you are looking on a healthy chocolate bar to snack on from time to time then you can't go past this. It is full of fibre and goodness combined with chocolate to settle your craving. And the best thing is there is no cooking!

caramelized shallots

This is good with all sorts of main dishes, inclucing poultry or red meat.

Stir-fried carrots with mango and ginger

This would make an excellent vegetarian meal or side dish.

Cauliflower with egg and lemon

This is a good cauliflower makeover to have as a side dish or on its own as a vegetarian meal.

Devilled Kidneys on French Toast

The cream in this recipe tames the fiery sauce, making a mixture that tastes great on crunchy bread.


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Lamb's Kidneys with mustard sauce

This would make a great first course but could also be used as a supper dish.

Lamb Steaks with Redcurrant Jelly

Lamb steaks have less fat than chops and are quick and easy to cook.

Bacon Salad with Camembert Dressing

Fried apples and bacon give this salad sweetness and flavour.while the tangy cheese dressing adds the finishing touch.

Pea and Mint Omelette

Serve this omelette with crispy bread and green salad for a great summer dish. You can use freshly peas if any are available. This can be cooked for any time of the day.

Kedgeree

This dish is prepared in less time than it takes to have a shower.

Savoury Yellow Peas

I thought this would be a good side dish or a vegetarian/vegan dish if you omit the chicken (chicken not included in recipe calculator so you will have to add it iseperately f including it in your recipe). This recipe was taken from McKenzie's Yellow Split Peas packet.

Apple & Barley Baked Pudding

This recipe was taken from McKenzie's Pearl Barley Packet and I thought it would be a good way to increase the fibre in the diet while making something yummy.

Italian Lentil Soup

This is a good way to add fibre to your diet using lentils. The recipe was taken from McKenzie's Lentil packet.

pumpkin, lentil & bacon soup

This is a nice hearty and filling soup with loads of fibre thanks to the lentils and heaps of taste due to the bacon. A great way to dress up pumplin soup. This recipe was taken from the Australian Women's Day magazine August 2008

Gherkin Relish

I wanted a full nutritional evaluation of this recipe so I copied one and put it in my recipe calculator.

Sweet and Sour Fish

This was copied from the Coles recipes web and I thought I would try it as it looked yummy and healthy. It is also done in 30 minutes for a quick meal.

Caramelised Apple and Muesli Cake

This is a take off from a French recipe I believe and I thought it a healthier alternative to most cake recipes because of the added oats and the huge amount of apples in it. It comes out with a flakey crust with a moist applie filling, absolutely devine, great to serve with lite cream if you can.

Home Style Oven Baked Roast Potato

I find this to be lighter than the pre boiled and deep fried version of roast potatoes, and if cooked med-high in the oven with 1 to 1.5 inch pieces it cookes nicely if turned in the oven 2 to 3 times during cooking. It can also be done on a bbq or on a rack to drain the excess oil while cooking. Once the potatoes have been smothered in oil the excess will drip off but they will still be nice and crisp and brown.

Chicken and Yellow Rice

A simple microwave recipe that really tastes great and takes less than 1 hours to cook, so I have included it here. The yellow colour in the rice comes purely from the chicken stock and vegetables it is cooked with, which really give it the remarkable flavour. The fat content is 11g in this but only because I followed the origional recipe which askes for 3 Tblsp olive oil, but this can be cut back, especially as it is a microwave recipe.

Zucchini Soup

This recipe is yummy and a lot better than it sounds. If you like zuccini's you'll like this.

Aussie Lamb Curry

This recipe was taken from an old Nestle Cookbook. It is a creamy curry due to the milk powder used (not cream) and the sweetness is added with the rasins in the dish. I modify the vegetables with whatever I have at the time. This is most delishous done in the slow cooker, but be careful your heat settings are too high on your cooker as the milk will curdle, I have mine set on low. I also use lamb chops if I don't have boneless lamb.

Home Style Old Fashioned Tomato Soup.

There are many versions of tomato soup out there, but you can't beat the old fashioned traditional recipe. I like to make it in the slow cooker and put through the strainer when I think it is thick enough. If tomato soup is done right it will have it's own creamy taste and texture without adding cream or milk. In this recipe a little flour and marg (lite marg can be used) gives it the finishing touch to add extra creamyness to the recipe.

Orange Sorbet

This is similar to icecream but without the cream and so much healthier. It is a refreshing orange flavoured dessert which is great on hot days. This recipe makes about 1 to 2 litres, which I put in a old washed icecream container and store in the freezer and serve with an icecream scoop as you would icecream.

Paella Salad

This is a vegetable packed low fat and wonderfuly flavoured rice recipe. I usually serve it warm without the dressing as a rice side dish but I have included the ingredients to suit the name in the origional recipe to make it as a salad, but either way is just as nice. This is also a great recipe to zip up in the microwave in half the time.

Choc Sultana Slice

This is a recipe from the back of a sultana packet from Sunbeam. Full of sultanas it is relatively high in fibre. I have not modified the recipe to suit low sugar or low fat but I will be open to comments on how it turns out with using splenda or low fat margarine. I will be experimenting with these myself in the near future and will modify or add a healthier alternative to the recipe. You could also try adding nuts or other dried fruit to increase its health, so use this as a base to work with if you want to and let me know how it turns out in the comments section.

Scrambled egg made with light marg & skim milk

The scrambled egg recipes I came across on spark were of high fat (some over 40g fat which is over the daily allowance) This is a lighter version of the traditional scrambled egg quickly made in the microwave in a few minutes without compromising on taste.

Moussaka

A yummy Greek dish for eggplant lovers. It is a great way of replacing pasta with vegetables adding more fibre and lowering carbs. I have actually halved the cheese in the origional recipe and used low fat cheese instead. Origional recipe was to serve 6 but mine made so much I have put for 8 serves, which also loweres the caleries per serve, and you will have plenty to freeze or have later.
I will add a photo later, but feel free to add your own if you can.

Lambs Fry

A simple old fashioned recipe (don't bother if you don't like liver). Liver is full of vitamin A and iron as well as being lean and contains other goodies, and I love the taste in this classic recipe which I inherited from my mother. Great to have one a week to really give yourself a huge energy boost.

Sutherlands Nuts and Bolts

This is a simple 3 ingredient snack which can be altered to make it more healthy by adding more cereal than peanuts. It is very simple but addictive.

Slow Cooker Savoury Steak

This is a one pot recipe with layered with rice, potato, beef and onion in a cream of mushroom and french onion soup base. The rice on the bottom soaks up the flavour of the beef stock as its cooking and the potato makes it a hearty and filling meal. The beef is pre-cooked, coated in flour and fried on olive oil to give it extra taste and texture for this dish. The rest of the ingredients just blend in well with this dish as it cooks and it tastes wonderful. The ingredients levels are a guide only and you will have to make sure the rice doesn't get too dry as its cooking by adding more water if needed, or thickening with more flour if it needs thickening.

Microwave Chocolate Cake

Not really low in fat, but when a recipe call for chocolate cake done in the Microwave (like when your oven breaks down like mine and you really want a good microwave chocolate cake recipe because your family are screaming for something sweet and about to tear down the walls) this is one of the best. I have also included instructions for using packet cake mixes at the end of the recipe so if you find a low fat / low sugar cake mix and want to know how to convert it to microwave cooking then copy this recipe to your cookbook as a reference.

Microwave Scrambled eggs on toast

2 Slices white bread with lite marg, Scrambles made with normal marg and quart cup milk.