Chicken a la King ~ Banting

Woumarie

Ingredients:
½ Onion
2 Chicken Breasts
½ Red/Green Pepper
125g Mushrooms
250ml Cream
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. Butter
Served with a side of cauliflower-rice.

Method
Cut the chicken breasts into strips, chop up the onions finely and slice the peppers and mushrooms thinly. Heat the butter in a pan and fry the onion until translucent. Add the red pepper and mushrooms and fry until soft. Add the chicken and salt and pepper and continue to fry on medium heat, until the chicken is cooked. Add the cream, and allow the food to simmer for about 5 minutes Season to taste.

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Biltong Pie ~ Banting

Woumarie
1 cup Almond Flour
½ tsp Salt
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil or Butter
3 Eggs
100g Biltong
½ cup Fried Onion
6 Olives or Peppadews
1 cup Cheese
½ cup Cream

Method
Preheat the oven to 350’C (or the highest you can go on your stove, usually 260/270C, the crust needs to bake fast). Spray an ovenproof pie dish. FOR THE CRUST: Mix the almond flour, the olive oil or butter, the salt and 1 egg together. Press the mixture down into and around the sides of the pie dish, and bake at 350’C for 10 – 15 minutes. Turn the heat of the oven down to 180’C. FOR THE FILLING: Slice up the olives or peppadews. Mix together the biltong, fried onion, and olives (or peppadews) and pour into the crust. Sprinkle the cup of cheese over the top. Mix together the cream and 2 eggs and pour over the filling. Bake at 180’C for 30 minutes.

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Allspice Dark Almond Fat Bombs ~ Banting

Woumarie

Preparation time 15 mins

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Almond Butter
1 Tbsp Double Cream
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
1 tsp Cocoa
¼ tsp Allspice
1 Tbsp Xylitol

Method:

Mix together all the ingredients, and stir until smooth. Press into a container and freeze for 2 hours. Remove and cut into squares and enjoy!

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Pesto Chicken Casserole with Feta Cheese and Olives ~LCHF

Woumarie

Ingredients
4 servings
700 g chicken, thighs or breast
100 g red or green pesto
400 ml cream
½ cup (120 ml) pitted olives, black or green
225 g feta cheese, diced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
Butter for frying

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut the chicken thighs or filets into pieces. Season with salt and pepper and fry in butter until golden brown. Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl. Place the fried chicken pieces in a baking dish together with olives, feta cheese and garlic. Add the pesto mix. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dish has turned a nice color. Serve with baby spinach or other leafy greens tossed with generous amounts of olive oil and a little salt.

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Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Soup ~ Banting

Wouarie

Ingredients
8 slices Bacon
4 medium Jalapeno Peppers, diced
4 Tbsp Butter
3 cups Chicken Broth
1 tsp Dried Thyme
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Celery Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin
3/4 cup Double Cream
230g Cheddar Cheese, grated
Salt and Pepper to taste

Method
Slice the bacon into 2,5cm slices and cook until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan while reserving the fat. Dice the jalapenos (remove the seeds if you do not like the heat), and sautee in the bacon fat. Remove from the pan while reserving the fat. In a pot, add the bacon fat, broth, butter and spices. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Using a stick blender, emulsify the broth to incorporate the fats into it. Once done, add the cream and grated cheese. Stir together and season to taste. Add the jalapeno and bacon into the pot and let it simmer for 5 minutes before serving.

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COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY WITH CAULIFLOWER CRUMBLE ~ Bantng

Woumarie

INGREDIENTS:
3 chicken breasts
½ cup coconut flour
Salt & pepper
Coconut oil; for frying
1 onion; minced
2 garlic cloves; minced
2 green peppers; diced
2 tbsp. (30 ml) curry powder
1 tin (425 g) tomatoes
1 tin (400 ml) coconut cream
1 tbsp. (15 ml) hot pepper sauce
For the cauliflower crumble:
1 packet (300 g) shredded cauliflower (about 1 large head)
Small handful fresh coriander leaves; chopped
1 tsp. (5 ml) cumin seeds
Juice of ½ a lime
Salt & pepper; to season
1 tbsp. (15 ml) coconut oil

METHOD:
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the chicken breasts into strips. Season the coconut flour with salt and pepper, then dust the chicken strips. In a heavy-based pan over moderate to high heat, fry the strips until golden. Remove and set aside. Add the onions, garlic and pepper to the pan and fry until soft. Stir through the curry powder and fry for a further 30 sec. combine the chicken with the curried onion mixture. Place in an ovenproof dish. In a saucepan over moderate heat, combine the tomatoes, coconut cream and pepper sauce. Cook until heated through. Pour the sauce over the chicken strips. Bake for 45 min. or until cooked through and bubbling. To make the cauliflower crumble, fry the cauliflower in the coconut oil, stirring often to prevent burning. Add the coriander, cumin seeds and lime juice. Season. Stir to combine and cook until it just starts browning on the edges. Serve the curry chicken on a bed of cauliflower rice.

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Crustless Milk Tart ~ Banting

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Ingredients:
4 Large Eggs
250 ml Fresh Cream
1¼ cup Fresh Full Cream Milk
1/4 cup Xylitol
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 tsp Cinnamon

Method
Preheat your oven to 180C. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, xylitol and vanilla essence together – mix well. Add the milk and the fresh cream. Whisk all the ingredients together well.

Spray and cook an oven proof dish big enough to take all the mixture. Pour into the dish.

Place the dish with the mixture in it, into a bigger dish and water. Put it in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until the custard is firm to the touch and slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle the cinnamon over the baked pudding. Allow to cool and serve just like that or with some freshly beaten cream You can add the cinnamon to the mixture and sprinkle a very small amount over when it comes out the oven.

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Bulletproof Coffee Gummies ~ Banting

Woumarie 

Preparation time 10 mins
Cooling time 2 hrs

Ingredients:
1 cup Hot Coffee
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Vanilla Essence
5 Tbsp Gelatine
Xylitol to taste

Method:
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender or using a stick blender, until mixed well and frothy. Pour into moulds and put in the fridge until set (time varies from 20 minutes to 2 hours). Pop out of the moulds and store in a plastic bag or jar in the fridge, until you are ready to eat them.

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Banting Cauliflower Salad

Woumarie

Ingredients:
1 head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into bite-size florets
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1/4 cup dill pickles, chopped
3 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)

Directions
Place cauliflower in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until just fork tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool slightly. In a large bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. Add the cauliflower, eggs, onion, peas, dill pickles, and bacon to the dressing and stir until well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours. The longer the cauliflower salad chills, the better the flavor.

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Banting-friendly potato-style cauliflower salad

Woumarie

For the salad:
150-185ml quality mayonnaise (or use homemade, recipe below)
7.5ml (1 tsp) ready made mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 head cauliflower, broken into bite-sized florets, blanched, drained and cooled
1 onion, finely chopped
125ml (1/2 cup) peas, fresh or defrosted
2 pickled cucumbers, finely chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs
Handful fresh chives, snipped

For the homemade mayonnaise:
1 extra-large egg, well chilled
5ml (1 tsp) vinegar
Finely grated zest of 1 small lemon
125ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Method:
To make the mayonnaise: Using a stick blender, beat egg, vinegar, zest and oil till creamy. Add extra oil if too thick. Season and use on the day of making.
To make the salad: Add the cauliflower florets, onion, peas, pickled cucumber and 2 eggs, grated. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow flavours to develop. Top with chives and remaining sliced or halved boiled egg.

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