Adri's healthy kitchen

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.


Strawberry jam – 5 different choices – without sugar

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We have already persevered a good amount of strawberries with my husband this year, of course all of them are sugar free. We have made natural strawberry jam and marmalade too. There are some that we seasoned with basil, ginger, vanilla and lemon, rhubarb or cherry. We sweetened all with xylitol and used pectin to make it jelly. You can enjoy the sun in a jar even in winter in a healthy way.


Reform forest violet jelly

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I got the idea of the violet jelly from Gizi from a comment on one of my cakes, so I have made mine according to her recipe only with a bit of a difference. During our dog walk in one of the mornings we picked two bowls of violet flower heads in the forest. From this amount of flowers I could fill 6 times a 250 ml bottles. To my pleasure, my husband got into the mood of helping me with this project throughout. Violet jam is a real special jam/jelly so it can be a wonderful present too.


Reform cherry pie in winter

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Sometimes it feels so good to bring back summer into our kitchen. The simplest way for this is to freeze some freshly picked fruits in the summer and take it out of the freezer in winter. I have found this time our own grown organic cherry in ours. I have baked a gluten and sugar free cake. I have also used some dried cranberries. It is a great sweet threat for breakfast and for the afternoon with tea or coffee too.


Red currant chocolate ganache cake

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An intensive chocolate delight. I can recommend it to cake making beginners too. It is quite easy to work with the cream soon after it is ready. Red currant gives lightness to the intensity of the chocolate.


Apricot-almond pie

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Apricots with a bit of brown sugar bake like a marmalade with the cake together in the oven. Heavenly good, hard to explain! Of course, I avoided white flour this time too, I am using almond and coconut flour. You can eat it easy without counting calories.


Sweet bread buns with dill & cottage chees

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Summer rainy days make me bake with yeast. I love the smell of the dough baking in the oven. So these days I have to bake. I had in my green garden fresh dill and in my fridge I had fat cottage cheese. So on such an afternoon, I took the opportunity and baked a yeast sweet bread with dill & cottage cheese for my little family I was expecting that afternoon. It is excellent with tea, coffee or any other refreshment. It is a filling tea-time food. Also good for breakfast.


Lemon curd pie

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Lemon curd gives an incomparable silkiness and taste experience. It is excellent with custard/pie and can be well combined with any type of fruits or it is also excellent with glass desserts. It is refreshing. It is often served with whipped egg white baked on top (meringue). This time I was using sugar-free coconut whip.