For The Love Of Banting

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Apple Pies

 
For the Filling:

Ingredients:

1 tin unsweetenwed KOO Pie Apple Slices
1 tbs Butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs sweetener (optional)

Method:
 
 
Place ingredients in a pot and cook until the sweetener has been dissolved and the pie apple slices warmed through.

For the Pastry:

Ingredients:

130g Sunflower seed flour OR Almond Flour
180g grated mozzarella cheese
Pinch of salt
2tbs cream cheese
1 egg
1 tbs powdered sweetener

1 extra egg for eggwash

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Method:

Preheat oven to 200C.


Weigh the sunflower seed flour and add to microwave safe bowl.
Weigh out the cheese.
Stir the two together, then microwave on high for 1 minute.


Remove from microwave and mix together.
Microwave again on high for 45 seconds.
Mix well to combine, then add the cream cheese, sweetener and egg, mixing well to combine.
Add whichever flavors you enjoy to this dough too ie more cinnamon, etc.


Between two sheets of baking paper, roll out the dough to a large rectangle (about 40cm x 25cm).
Remove the top layer of baking paper, and place on a baking sheet.
 






Using a round form, cut out rounds of pastry and fill with pie apple slices.
 Gently fold over, and using a form, crimp the edges of the pies.
Mix the egg for egg washing and using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the pies. 
Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until pies are browned.

 

Recipe yields 12-14 apple pies, or 6 large pies. 

Kimchi


Kimchi is great for gut health, and because its fermented, the carbs are super low.

Ingredients:

1 whole Napa/Chinese cabbage
12 radishes
1/4 cup salt
50ml fish sauce
60ml sriracha
3 whole chillies
5 spring onion
1 tbs crushed chilli dried
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey (it ferments away!)
2 tbs garlic
2 tbs ginger

Method:

Wash, chop and soak cabbage in 1/4 cup salt and water to just cover the cabbage. Weight it down with a plate so its all covered.


While the cabbage soaks for two hours, slice the radish and spring onion finely - set aside.


In a bowl, mix together fish sauce, chopped garlic, chopped ginger, chillies dried and fresh (chopped), apple cider vinegar, Serra cha and honey.


Once the two hours are up, rinse the cabbage thoroughly under clean water.

Add the sauce mixture to the cabbage and ensure it is all coated.
Add the spring onion and radish and mix till combined.

Press the mixture down into bottles - as tight as it can go, and fill right to the top.
Seal.
In a few hours, press down again, being careful not to mess the liquid.

Allow to ferment for atleast 7 days at room temperature, after which you can refrigerate.

Enjoy!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Cheddarmelt Mushroom Sauce - Chantal McCarthy

Recipe by: Chantal McCarthy

Ingredients:

Half punnet mushrooms
150ml cream
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
Butter for frying
2 tbs crème fraiche or cream cheese


Method:

Fry mushrooms in butter until done.
Add the remaining ingredients and cook until desired consistency is reached.
Enjoy!

Banting FlapJacks


Ingredients:

50g heba pap
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbs sweetener
2 eggs
Pinch salt
1/2 cup coconut milk OR regular milk
Butter for frying and topping

Method:

In a bowl, mix together all ingredients except butter.
Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
In a nonstick pan, fry 30ml amounts over medium heat.
Flip once bubbles appear.
Serves with toppings of choice.


Ham and Egg Cups - Kamba Mpenge



Ingredients:
Eggs
Ham slices (with no red list ingredients)
seasoning
vegetables of choice
oil to spray in muffin tin
cheese (optional)

Method:


Spray muffins tin with acceptable non stick spray.
Line with ham.



Chop veggies of choice and add to the ham cups.


Add a tsp Parmesan (optional)


Break an egg into each cup.


Season with choice of seasoning.


Add some grated cheese on top.



Bake for 25 mins, remove from muffin pan, and enjoy!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Red Cabbage Pap - Kamba Mpenge


RECIPE BY: KAMBA MPENGE

Ingredients:

Red cabbage
Salt and pepper to taste
Water
Psyllium husk

Method:


Wash and chop red cabbage.
Add to Liquidizer and add water - blend till smooth.


Strain the liquid through a muslin cloth or the like.

Make sure to squeeze out the excess liquid.


Place mixture into a pot, cook all the water out by stirring continuously.
Season to taste.
Add psyllium husk (about a tbs per head).
Stir until completely cooked and the pap "comes together".
Enjoy!

Easy Egg Roll - Kamba Mpenge

RECIPE BY: KAMBA MPENGE

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1 tsp oil of choice
Fillings of choice



Method:


Add oil to pan.
Scramble eggs and add to pan.
Fry eggs with seasoning.
Fry for about a minute.
Flip over and fry on other side for 30-60seconds all on low heat.
Add cheese and filling of choice and roll.


Thursday, 10 August 2017

Banting Strawberry Cheesecake


Ingredients:

350g cream cheese
250g strawberries
6 tbs sweetener of choice (or to taste)
1.5 tsp vanilla
250ml cream
5 tsp gelatin
180ml boiling water
1.5 cups sunflower seed flour or heba or almond flour
4 tbs butter

Method:

Line a spring form pan with baking paper.
Melt butter, and mix with sunflower seed flour, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 tbs sweetener.
Press down in pan.
Refrigerate.
Whisk cream until stiff peaks.
In a cup, mix 100ml boiling water with 3 tsp gelatin until dissolved.
While whisking, add this to the cream mixture.
Liquidise the strawberries either with a Liquidizer or a hand blender until Pureed.
Add 150ml to a bowl, along with cream cheese, 4 tbs sweetener and a tsp vanilla.
Mix well.
Fold in cream.
Spread onto base and straighten as much as possible.
In a cup, dissolve 2 tsp gelatin and 1 tbs sweetener in 80ml boiling water.
Add to remaining strawberry purée.
Spread on top of cheesecake.
Allow 3 hours to set properly.
Enjoy!

Banting Pepper Steak Pies


For The filling:

400g beef pieces
1 tbs heba OR 1/2 tbs psyllium
Salt to taste
1 tbs green pepper corns
1 tbs ground black pepper
1 tsp white ground pepper
1 onion
1 tbs oil
200ml water

Method:

Fry beef and onion in oil. Add the peppers and season to taste.
Add water and allow to cook down.
Add heba or psyllium and mix well.
Cook until mixture reduced.


The pastry below can be used for any pies too.

For the Pastry:

Ingredients:

130g Sunflower seed flour OR Almond Flour
180g grated cheddar cheese
Pinch of salt
2tbs cream cheese
1 egg

1 extra egg for eggwash

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Method:

Preheat oven to 200C.


Weigh the sunflower seed flour and add to microwave safe bowl.
Weigh out the cheese.
Stir the two together, then microwave on high for 1 minute.


Remove from microwave and mix together.
Microwave again on high for 45 seconds.
Mix well to combine, then add the cream cheese and egg, mixing well to combine.
Add whichever flavors you enjoy to this dough too.
(I added finely diced spring onion)


Between two sheets of baking paper, roll out the dough to a large rectangle (about 40cm x 25cm).
Remove the top layer of baking paper, and place on a baking sheet.

Using the pie cases, cut slightly bigger circles than pie cases.
Grease pie cases.
Lift the dough and put into pie case.
Add the filling.
Using another pie case, cut out a perfect circle to place on top of the pie bottom and mixture.
Press edges down with a fork and cut off excess dough with a sharp knife.
Make holes on top of dough.
Beat the one egg, and using a brush, brush the tops of the pies.
Place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 45 mins.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Pepper Sauce


Ingredients:

1.5 tbs green peppercorns
1 tsp fine white pepper
1 tsp ground black pepper
4 tbs cream cheese
8 tbs cream
Salt to taste

Method:

Place green peppercorns in boiling water and steep for 5 minutes.
Drain the water off.
Place all ingredients in a pot and cook till desired consistency is reached.
Test level of pepper, add more if needed.

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