Raspberry-Coconut Meringue Cake

Baked it tonight, for my birthday. Turned out very delicious, even if virtually fat, sugar, dairy and gluten free.

Not all of my culinary experiments are that successful, so I better write it down before I forget.

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Ingredients:

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Tuna Quiche

Wanted to title this post “Fish Quiche” but it just did not sound right 🙂 In fact, you can make it with any kind of fish canned in water, or leftover baked fish.

Ingredients:

1 pouch of light tuna or salmon (60 g or 2.1 oz)

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon of ff Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon of fat-free mayo (such as Banquet or Walden Farms)

1 large shiitake  or 2 smaller button mushrooms

1 small shallot, diced

Parsley, chopped

Salt, pepper to taste

Pinch of tarragon, spray of truffle-infused oil (optional)

FF non-stick spray

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A Gallon Of Fat-Free Yogurt? Easy!

If anyone has an issue finding fat-free dairy for Dukan diet, or considers the cost of it being a bit too high, you are not alone. Here is an easy solution: make it yourself.

Pictured: Top right– home-made Greek yogurt, top left – home-made tvorog, bottom – Greek yogurt with a drop of Dassani Strawberry-Kiwi flavor, Walden Farms no-calorie Chocolate Syrup, Fat-Free Whipped Cream, and strawberry.  Yummm!!!

Seriously, it is not as hard as it seems – all you need is a lot of fat-free milk + small jar of fat-free yogurt (Greek is the best, I use Fage) as a starter culture.

Next thing you need is something to support body temperature outside of the body, for a period of 8-10 hours.

This is called “thermostat”.  Of course you can ask your husband, Grandma, or even your pet to sit on a top to keep your yogurt warm, but I don’t think that would be a practical idea. There are lots of things around your house that can assume the role of Grandma thermostat.

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Gü-style dessert (Dukan-style)

This recipe was inspired by Gü products.  I actually make it in Gü ramekins 🙂

Left – chocolate ganache with whipped cream, right – strawberry cream dessert.

 For chocolate ganache:

2 tbsp nonfat sugar-free cocoa powder

2 tbsp ff dry milk

1-2 tbsp water (adjust the amount if needed)

1/3 tsp xanthan gum

1 little bag of stevia

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For whipped cream:

1.5 cups fat free half-and-half

1 tsp non-flavored gelatin

1 tsp stevia powder

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

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