Monday, February 21, 2011

Coconut orange cakes

Orange coconut cake IV

Orange coconut cake III

I have been attempting eating low-carb and mostly grain free for some years now. I initially adopted this eating pattern because I wanted to loose weight, but it also made me feel healthier, fitter and happier.

Since having the new kitchen I have been cooking a lot, and have adapted some lovely classics to a low(er)-carb version.

One of my recent favorits are these coconut orange cakes.

What you need for about six cakes is:
  • 50 gr coconut shavings
  • 10 gr wheat fiber
  • 20 gr fresh ginger root
  • 50 gr butter (at room temperature)
  • 50 gr fresh cheese
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 2 scoops of whey concentrate
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • Preheat the oven at 175°C.
  • Wash and slice (don't peel!) the orange and remove the seeds. Peel and chop the ginger. Bring to a boil with just enough water to cover and let simmer for about one hour.
  • Blend the orange and ginger in a kitchen blender. Blend in the eggs, fresh cheese, butter. Then blend in the dry ingredients.
  • Grease your cake molds. You can use butter or grape seed oil for this.
  • Let the cakes bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Let cool in the molds.

Orange coconut cake II

Orange coconut cake I

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Always tea-time

A new hook I

A new hook II

A new hook in the kitchen! Now we have tea-time always :)

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to you all! I hope it will turn out to be a good one to each and every one of you!

Our Years End looked like this:

The table setting for tonight II

The table setting for tonight I

Port wine jelly pudding II

Port wine jelly pudding I

I cooked in my Le Creuset oven dishes for the first time (they were a Christmas present from my father) and I tried to make jelly pudding for the first time in my life. It was a wonderful and happy evening and we added a touch of magic too by watching The Illusionist, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Alice in Wonderland. Yes, all three on the same evening!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Marie Antoinette + IKEA


images via livet hemma.

Monday, December 06, 2010

In the blink of an eye

Christmas tree I

Christmas tree II

Our Christmas tree, waiting for decorations... Tree decorating and other follies will be for the weekend! I'm already looking forward :)

PS.: Isn't it great how Christmas can make you go back to your childhood in the blink of an eye? It makes me feel as if the whole world is exciting and I want to unwrap all the gifts under the tree and as if I really can't waint untill the day is there :)

Friday, December 03, 2010

Christmas preparations I

Try out christmas table V

Try out christmas table III

Try out christmas table IV

Try out christmas table II

Try out christmas table I

I've been thinking a lot about the first real Christmas party that we'll be hosting. We'll be inviting all of Mr. B.'s family over at our home for a Christmas lunch on the 27th.
And off course, it will have to look perfect. That's me, the neurotic, hilarious, and slightly crazy perfectionist.
Our table will be all white with touches of gold, silver and black. I think I'll be adding soft pink candles, flowers and candy to bring in some colour too.
I haven't decided yet on all the courses, but I will be making pumpkin soup with grilled almond chips I think, and will be baking fresh pistolets (these are small breads) and cakes, with all kinds of tasty things to put on.