Low GI & Omega 3 Rich Recipes

Recipes for healthy, slower-carb eating. Eat till you're full, feel satisfied and lose weight at the same time!

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Pom & avocado cucumber mint salad

February 15th, 2010

Perfect to crunch through in this hot weather. There is such a short window in summer of enjoying this spectacular fruit (pomegranate), and I’ve discovered that if I buy a whole lot at once (like 10) and have an hour or so extracting the seeds, that I can enjoy little frozen jewels for weeks. I […]

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Baba’s Blitva

November 23rd, 2009

My brother’s fiance Annaliese sent me this recipe months ago, and we finally had the time to try it recently: with the perfect accompaniment, a delicious smoked salmon pie! I do prefer spinach to silverbeet, but the garlic in this dish, and the soft, broken up potato pieces make this a creamy and wonderful delicacy. […]

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Healthy chicken and red bean quesadillas

November 11th, 2009

A very cost effective old favourite from University days, my housemates used to make this for me, and I loved it! Of course, back then we used to pile on the cheese, and I reckon we might have even added a slice of butter for good measure — it surprise me though, to find that […]

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Ginger and apple upside down cake

November 8th, 2009

Reminiscent of gingerbread, but with a delightfully fruity twist on top! I was hoping the mashed banana/ milk/ maple syrup combo would do the trick that brown sugar normally does for an upside down cake (no way I was using half a cup of sugar) — It didn’t caramelise in the way I had hoped. […]

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Lunchbox cherry granola bars

November 4th, 2009

A tasty and nutritious mid morning snack which well and truly satisfies the mid morning craving for something filling and a little bit sweet. These muesli bars are very high in fibre and healthy fats (Nuts are high in Omega-3 fats). Much like eating a handful of nuts and fruit – only crunchy, and soooo […]

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South Indian Dosa

September 18th, 2009

My First Daring Cooks Challenge! I am so impressed with my new griddle – it reminds me of my grandmother’s cast iron woodfire oven. I remember stoking the fire so we could have hot water to shower – and late nights sitting up listening to the fire crackling… thanks for the memories guys!┬áThe recipe and […]

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Pork and black-eyed-pea meatballs in tomato sauce

September 9th, 2009

This recipe was inspired by some quick, cheap and tasty black-eyed-pea balls at an African restaurant called Le Kilimanjaro recently. Black eyed peas have a low GI (38-52) and a carbohydrate portion of 30g per 150g. They are high in fibre, magnesium, folate, iron and protein. I found a recipe for the traditional African version […]

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Mandarin glazed lamb with pumpkin (butternut squash) & black-eyed peas

September 6th, 2009

Getting creative with roasting, and with a great supply of inexpensive, sweet, juicy imperial mandarins which are in season at present, I decided to see whether mandarin could replace honey in basting lamb racks. While you could only taste the slightest hint of mandarin flavour in the final product, it certainly helped with developing a […]

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Ricotta and goats cheese souffle – minus the butter and cream!

August 30th, 2009

Prepare these soft, delicate and fluffy morsels to impress! This recipe removes the cream and butter which souffle is traditionally cooked with, and uses ricotta cheese, which is lower in fat. I find it wonderful experimenting with my favourite restaurant delicacies, and being able to eat them without restraint! This is a lower fat version […]

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Adzuki bean hummus/ hommous

August 8th, 2009

Chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, olive oil are the typical ingredients of hommus. Some people, my husband included are sensitive to chickpeas, and get abdominal discomfort when eating it. Adzuki beans have a delicious nutty taste not unlike chickpeas, so we thought we would give it a go. The result was superb!

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Swede Chips

August 7th, 2009

Much better than standard potato chips, but still a luxury treat from the GI perspective. I was sure I had found the inspiration for this recipe from ABC cooking show “the cook and the chef“, however now I am having trouble finding it! Whoever came up with this tasty treat deserves a big thankyou, as […]

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Easy tuna, bean & semolina cakes

July 26th, 2009

A Sunday night meal for when the pantry is low. Made from non-perishable food you can keep stocked in the pantry for when you run out of fresh ingredients! The smooth, creamy inside of these cakes along with the crispy crunchy coating goes perfectly with tomato sauce. But why eat sugary shop-bought sauce when my […]

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