August 22, 2018

Sometimes only cake will do! There is nothing like an afternoon cuppa with a slice of something delicious. If you find yourself scrounging for that something sweet try this delicious chocolate loaf. It also makes a great dinner party dessert served warm with fresh cream and berries. The protein from the eggs and almond flour balance out the banana and gives you a low sugar load treat. You should get about 12 slices from the loaf.

Prep Time          15 mins      Cook time    30 minutes

3 eggs

180g coconut oil

3 ripe bananas – choose small to medium size

200g ground almonds

2 tbsp. cacao powder

1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°c/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and set aside to cool slightly.

Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until thick and fluffy.

In another bowl mash the banana and mix with the remaining ingredients including the egg yolks and...

July 9, 2018

Prep time:    30 minutes

Fridge time:  A few hours

Ingredients:

135g quinoa, uncooked, rinsed

250g quartered strawberries

5-6 leaves fresh basil, chopped

35g sunflower seeds

115g goat’s cheese, crumbled

For lemon dressing

2 tbsp olive oil

60ml lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

½ tsp honey / maple syrup / agave syrup

1 large basil leaf, chopped

sea salt and pepper, to taste

Method:

Rinse the quinoa in cold water. In a medium saucepan, bring 300ml water to a boil. Add the quinoa and bring to the boil.

Cover, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 15 mins or until the quinoa has absorbed all of the water.

Remove from heat and fluff the quinoa with fork. Place in large bowl and set aside to cool for about 10 mins.

To make dressing, put the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey, basil and salt in blender or food processor. Blend for 10-15 seconds. Fold into quinoa.

Gently fold in the strawberries and basil. At this stage, you have an option to add in other things like chickpeas or chicken. Seaso...

November 21, 2017

We have been enjoying our new slow cooker and the delicious comforting nutrient dense creations. Spotlight on Turkey: a good source of minerals and vitamins including B6 and niacin. Turkey is a protein and source of the amino acid tryptophan. A building block of brain neurotransmitters serotonin (mood uplifting) and melatonin (sleep improving).  

Ingredients:

500g minced turkey

1 tsp coconut oil

1 onion, chopped

1 red and 1 green pepper chopped

1 red chilli chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 x 400g tin tomatoes

2 x 400g tin kidney beans, drained

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp dried oregano and fresh coriander

Salt and pepper

Optional, 1 avocado, sliced

Optional, two – three tablespoons of orange juice.

Method:

  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil and add ground turkey.

  2. Crumble and cook until almost cooked through but still slight pink – 4 to 5 mins

  3. Drain excess liquid.

  4. Add turkey to your slow cooker along with all remaining ingredients.

  5. Stir until combined.

  6. Cook...

June 26, 2017

A firm favourite with my clients this delicious bread is a low carb, low sugar alternative which leaves you feeling satisfied. It is also great for freezing and toasting and the flax seeds and psyllium powder provide fibre for digestive health.

December 20, 2016

I grew up enjoying these muffins and have tweaked my grandmother’s recipe using a blend of wholegrain flours for slower releasing energy. They are really easy to make and you have the option to use gluten and dairy free ingredients. Oat bran is rich in beta-glucan, a soluble fibre which helps lower cholesterol and delays glucose absorption. Almonds contain vitamin E, fibre, protein and good fats.

Ingredients 

  • 1⁄2 mug Wholegrain spelt / wholegrain wheat / oat flour / soya flour (or combination works well)

  • 1⁄4 mug Oat bran

  • 1⁄4 mug Almond flour

  • 2 tsps baking powder

  • Good sprinkle of cayenne pepper, which brings out the cheese flavour and adds a little heat.

  • 1 mug grated cheddar cheese / hard goat cheese for dairy free option.

  • I mug unsweetened almond milk / unsweetened soya milk / dairy milk

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a 12 muffin tin.

  2. Place flour in a large mixing bowl. I use a typical coffee mug for measuring all th...

December 20, 2016

Treat yourself to this delicious guilt free stress busting chocolate mousse. Made with raw cacao which is also known as a super food due to it’s high levels of antioxidants. Rich in brain-boosting nutrients, including magnesium and tryptophan, cacao is a mood lifter!

Ingredients:

  • Two ripe avocados, halved and pitted

  • ½ cup unsweetened cacao powder

  • ¼ cup agave syrup

  • 2 tbs coconut oil

Method:
Blend the avocado flesh until smooth and creamy. Add the cacao powder, coconut oil and agave syrup and blend thoroughly. Chill in the fridge. Serve with fresh berries.

December 15, 2016

These pancakes are delicious and a family favourite. Here is the basic recipe with both sweet and savoury options. Enjoy!

Basic Pancake Ingredients, makes about 6 pancakes:


1 cup wholegrain oats blended into a flour consistency
1 cup wholegrain flour (whole-wheat/spelt/buckwheat)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups unsweetened almond or soya milk
1 large egg white beaten

Method:


Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add the milk and beaten egg white and stir until batter smooth and without lumps.
Heat a pancake pan, using a little coconut oil, or butter or sunflower oil, so that the batter does not stick.
Pour about a 1/4 cup batter onto the pan and once the pancake bubbles, use a spatula to help you flip it over.

Sweet options:
Strawberries
Serve with sliced strawberries, dollops of yoghurt or crème fraiche, and a drizzle of agave syrup.
Blueberry Sauce
Blend 2 cups fresh / frozen blueberries, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt and blitz until smooth. Drizzle...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Wholegrain Cheese Muffins

December 20, 2016

1/1
Please reload

Email address: 

marcelle@marcelledubruel.com

Skype: 

Marcelle Dubruel

Phone:

07710 234282

South West London based

Skype Consultations available