How to make: Salad dressing – 3 recipes #lowcarb

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Some people insist on saying that they don’t like salad because it is bland. Obviously I don’t agree with them. Salads are delicious and an awesome way to contribute with vital nutrients to a healthy body.

However, I do like to add an extra taste to my salads. That’s why, on today’s video, we will teach you how to give your salads a twist with these 3 delicious salad dressings: Avocado, Caesar, and Salsa Verde.

Ingredients
  • Avocado dressing
    • One ripe avocado
    • 4 tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt
    • Juice from 1/2 lemon (or lime)
    • Salt to taste
  • Caesar dressing
    • 1/4 cup of olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt
    • Juice from 1/2 lemon (or lime)
    • 2 tablespoons of shredded parmesan cheese
    • 1 small anchovy
    • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Salsa verde
    • 1/2 cup of flat-leaf parsley leaves
    • 1/2 cup of basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons of garlic
    • 1 teaspoon of capers, drained
    • 1/4 cup of olive oil
    • Juice from 1/2 lime (or lemon)
    • Salt to taste
Directions
  1. These directions will work for all 3 recipes.
  2. Add all ingredients (from each list of ingredients, of course) in a blender or food processor and blend until everything is well combined.
  3. And it’s done! Have them with a beautiful and fresh salad.

How to make: Yogurt #lowcarb #nosugar

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Today, Handy will show you how to make a delicious and creamy Homemade Yogurt. This is easier than you might think, I promise. 🙂
You only need about 20 minutes to prepare everything and wait until the next day to have this goodness for your breakfast, or maybe as a dessert, or even as a refreshing and healthy snack.

Ingredients
  • 1 litre of full fat milk
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of pure cream
Directions
  1. In a pot, bring the milk to boil.
  2. As soon as the milk starts to come up, turn off the heat and let it cool down a little bit.
  3. We need this milk lukewarm. The right temperature is when you can dip your finger into the milk and keep it there without burning. If you can use a food thermometer, the right temperature is 40C.
  4. Add the yogurt and the pure cream and whisk them very well.
  5. Pour the liquid mixture into a container and cover with a lid. You can use a plastic container or a sealed jar.
  6. Wrap a tea cloth around it and keep the container in a warm place overnight (8 hours approximately). We left ours inside the oven (turned off!).
  7. The next day you will have a creamy and delicious homemade fresh yogurt. And more: you can use a cup from this yogurt to make the next batch! 😀

How to make: Berries Jam #paleo #refinedsugarfree

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Starting our new season with a delicious and easy to make: Berries Jam. Seriously, this is so easy that I bet you can make it with your eyes closed. Now, there is no excuse to buy an industrialised one at the supermarket. Make your own! All full of good stuff and zero added sugar. 😀

Ingredients for homemade Berries Jam
  • 500 grams of berries, frozen or fresh (I’m using a mix of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries).
  • Juice of 1 fresh medium lime.
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients in a pot and cook in low heat.
  2. Stir the mixture and let it simmer for a while. Mix it every now and then until it gets creamier, thicker, but still with some fruit chunks. It will take 15 minutes approximately.
  3. Turn off the heat. Pour the jam in a sealed jar and keep it always in the fridge for a maximum of one week.
  4. Serve it as a topping on yogurts, cakes, or anything you prefer. 🙂

The best part about jams is that you can have them for breakfast or as a simple dessert, they will always taste amazing and make you feel great knowing that it’s all natural and homemade.

Brazilian Carrot Cake #glutenfree #dairyfree #paleo

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Every now and then we need a change, specially talking about food. So, why not indulge yourself with this delicious Brazilian Carrot Cake?

So, you might be wondering what is so different about this cake. I mean, this is just a carrot cake, right? Well, let me try to explain it to you: when you think about a carrot cake, what is the image that immediately comes up to your mind? A light orange coloured cake, topped with a white and smooth cream cheese topping… and surprise! That’s not what we are going to make today. 🙂

This carrot cake is covered with a gorgeous chocolate glaze. Yep, you read it right, cho-co-la-te glaze. Do I need to say more?

Ingredients
  • Cake
    • 2 cups of almond flour
    • 1 tablespoon of ground golden flaxseed
    • 2 tablespoons of psyllium
    • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
    • a pinch of salt
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 tablespoons of raw honey (or any sweetener you like)
    • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
    • 1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted (120ml)
    • 300g of diced raw carrots
  • Chocolate glaze
    • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
    • 1 cup of coconut milk
    • 1 tablespoon of raw honey (or any sweetener you like)
Directions
  1. Cake
    1. Preheat oven to 150C (300F)
    2. In a bowl mix all dry ingredients.
    3. Using a blender add all wet ingredients and the diced carrots.
    4. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients bowl and mix everything together.
    5. Grease a cake pan with coconut oil (or use a silicon one) and pour your batter into it.
    6. Bake it for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  2. Chocolate glaze
    1. Meanwhile, put all ingredients in a sauce pan.
    2. Mix everything well in high heat for 3 minutes.
    3. Lower the heat and let it simmer until its volume is halved and you get a very smooth glaze.
    4. Pour the glaze on top of the cake and it’s done!
    5. Everything’s better with chocolate and Brazilians definitely know it! 😛

Salted Caramel Ice Cream #paleo #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree

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Yep, I’m not kidding here, this is exactly what you’ve read: Salted Caramel Ice Cream. It is paleo, dairy free (vegan if you prefer) and no refined sugar in it my friends. Real food and absolutely yummy.

And in case you were wondering whether this is some sort of fake caramel, trust me, it’s real and amazing! Check the video above, can you see the perfect, gooey and smooth consistence? Plus, look at this combination of caramel and a creamy ice cream. Dear Lord, this recipe is to die for!

Ingredients
  • Ice cream
    • 2 cans of full-fat coconut milk, chilled overnight
    • 1 cup with remaining liquid extracted from the coconut milk above
    • 2/3 of a vanilla bean (or 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract)
  • Salted caramel sauce
    • 1 can of coconut milk
    • 1 cup of raw honey
    • ⅛ cup of coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 1/3 of  a vanilla bean (or 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract)
Directions
  1. Salted caramel sauce
    1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan and keep stirring them in a medium heat.
    2. Once the mixture gets a nice brown colour and a thicker consistency (approximately 4 minutes) turn off the heat.
    3. Let it cool.
  2. Ice cream – Part 1
    1. Scoop the coconut cream from the coconut can and keep it in the freezer. We need only the “fat” part. Reserve the liquid.
    2. Get 1 cup of that remaining liquid, add to the vanilla seeds and bean and bring it to boil. Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture into a container. Let it chill in the fridge as we need it completely cool (if you decided to use vanilla extract, you can skip this process). Remove the bean before using the mixture further.
    3. Get a chilled bowl, add in that coconut fat we reserved and whip until creamy.
    4. Once it gets a firm consistency, add the chilled vanilla liquid and mix them well.
    5. Pour the ice cream in a container and leave in the freezer for 1 hour.
  3. Ice cream – Part 2
    1. OK, now we are going to pour half of this caramel into our vanilla ice cream (the other half use as a sauce when serving).
    2. Get your ice cream and scoop over it some cooled caramel. Leave some room between each scoop.
    3. Now, using a teaspoon swirl the caramel on the ice cream; the idea here is to leave a caramel trail in this ice cream exactly like Handy did in the video. Beautiful!
    4. Put it back in the freezer and chill for more 3 hours before serving.
    5. Pour more caramel sauce when serving. Have it in moderation as a special treat. 🙂