Adri's healthy kitchen

Fruit pie (gluten and no added sugar)

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This is an easy to make and just to mix pie recipe without added flour and sugar. With lots of fruits and almond it will not only be delicious but also a healthy sweet threat. With all steps, it only takes 40 min to make.


Lemon ricotta cookies

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This cookie is special because it is a little crunchy from the outside and soft inside. The lemon’s flavor is fantastic in there. This cake is well part of the Christmas cookies variety.


Almond cookies with plum jam

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This cookie is the gluten free version of the traditional one. The best jam is home baked sugar free plum jam, because it does not overcome the dough during baking. We can bake it for Christmas too as it lasts for a few days too.


Cherry –almond butter sponge cake

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The cherry gets a real nice taste from the vanilla and the cinnamon. Of course I was not using white flour this time either and replaced sugar by xylitol. I experience the following since I do not eat sugar: I do not crave so much for it since I do eat it, only very seldom. I do not keep chocolate in our home, so if I wanted to have some sweets, this cake will do, will not even have to count calories.


Filled & rolled leaves with colorful spring salad

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I used all parts of the beetroot during my cooking. I made a colorful spring salad where I put the beetroot itself and the stems. I blanched the stems and the leaves and I baked the beetroot itself. The end result is very tasty and it is also very healthy. This dish is a perfect choice, even if you have guests since it is served cold so we can prepare it in advance.


Parsley cream soup with home-made garlic croutons

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I have bought some spring parsnips that was full of parsley. This gave the idea to cook a cream soup out of it. The fresh characteristic taste of the parsley was well compensated with the butter and the cream. The garlic crouton harmonizes well with the soup.


Home-made dumplings with eggs and fresh salad

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I have not even realized that my neighbor has chickens until he has come over and gave me some fresh eggs. I told him that in the future we shall buy the eggs from him and not from the store so we can be sure to always have fresh eggs. In the happiness of having fresh eggs, I decided to make for dinner one of favorite childhood dishes, homemade dumplings with eggs and fresh salad. We used to eat this dish around May when I was a child when you could already buy fresh salad at the vegetable shops. My mom has made this dish all the time so I learnt from her how to make dumplings that are not sticky. I had nice memories coming back when I prepared this dish. And the view that you have when the eggs are scrambled is not comparable to store eggs, they were beautiful yellow. Attention, this dish you must serve when it is ready, as it is best eaten immediately.


Green asparagus cream soup with home-made green-herbed croutons

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When it is asparagus season, it does not matter whether it is white or green, we like to have it both on our menu, so I make either a soup or some side dish out of them. Asparagus is a very healthy vegetable. It is an excellent detoxifier due to its high potassium content since it has a diuretic effect. Further on asparagus contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, beta-carotene, folic-acid and C-, B1-, B2-, B6- vitamins. It is also reach in trace elements. So I can only encourage everyone to make some asparagus dishes. The below simple and colorful soup can even be a main dish for dinner.


Cottage-cheese scones (salty)

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This is not a low calorie snack but its advantage is that it can keep another day without getting dry. I recommend it for Easter for finger food for your family and guests. But of course we can prepare it any time we like. To make the dough is quite simple, and while you are baking it, you will have an inviting smell in your kitchen.