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Beetrotinger cake

30 Jan 2009

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What do you get when you cross a beetroot, a carrot and some ginger? A BEETROTINGER! Sorry that’s quite bad but when I saw this month’s in the bag challenge I wasn’t quite sure what to make of beetroot, carrot and celery. Maybe some sort of bloody maryesque cocktail but that defeats the purpose of doing a detox…After lots of hum and ar-ring. I decided to forget the celery and replace it with some ginger which is very good for detox aswell. And to be quite honest a cake is not very detox at all. So I suggest eating some celery to balance it out :-) Celery is actually one of the few negative calorie foods which means that it takes the body more energy to digest than what the body consumes.

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Beetrotinger cake

125g finely grated carrots
125g finely grated raw beetroot
10g finely grated fresh ginger
100g brown sugar
125g ground hazelnuts
50g flour
3 tsp baking powder
100g melted butter
2 eggs

Preheat the oven 180

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Nothing beats a big bowl of steaming porridge first thing in the morning. Made in minutes, it keeps you full for hours (hey! I should go into advertising with these kind of slogans ;-) ) Plus there are all those nutritional benefits. A perfect comfort food I say. No wonder the 3 bears and Goldilocks like a bowl. Keep reading…

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Cuppa soup

18 Jan 2008

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Last weekend I tasted the most delicious carrot soup I’ve ever had at my friend’s Grandma’s house. She told me it was a recipe from Jo

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Happy New Year everyone! Ok, I know I’m “fashionably late”. But getting into the swing of things after the holiday period (or better said after eating enough food to feed the Walton family) is a bit difficult. I’m already suffering from gym aches and pains. So I thought I’ld start 2008 with on a slightly lighter note. If you’re watching your figure, like me at the moment, you can omit the chocolate. Otherwise ideally I would serve this (slightly warmed) with a generous helping of vanilla or chocolate ice cream.

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