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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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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Shrimp Alfredo

Ingredients:

Raw shrimp 1 lb, cleaned, de-veined, washed and dry.

Cooked shrimp can be used instead

1 shallot, diced

Dry chicken stock for seasoning

Tofu shirataki pasta substitute

Skinny Alfredo sauce ( no cooking required;  tastes very authentic)

Ingredients for Alfredo sauce:

FF Half-and-Half, 1 cup

Garlic, 1 clove, crushed

Parmesan-Romano low fat powder 3 tsp

Xanthan gum 1/2 tsp

Salt, pepper, Italian seasoning to taste

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