The Brits do love their steamed puddings, from the Christmas “figgy pudding” to all kinds of sweet and savory renditions. After making this persimmon steamed pudding, I echo their pudding love. It was delicious, and much easier to make than you would think. We just have to get past the intimidation of the steaming process …
Fruit can play so many different roles in our lifestyles, whether that be snacking, specific diet approaches or celebrations and holidays.
This category explores the various uses of fruits & preserves, using them in:
– fruit shrub syrups for craft cocktails or non-alcoholic drinks;
– easy summer desserts like cobblers;
– fancy celebration desserts;
– whole food snacking
– low carb diet options
Many of the dishes found on my blog are focused on a low carb lifestyle, and therefore involve recipes that have been modified to be appropriate to a low carb, slow carb or keto diet. Not all fruit is compliant with these diets, but the recipes designated “low carb” offer options and substitutions to make delicious low carb fruit desserts.
You will also find a variety of recipes made with non-compliant fruit and/or jams and preserves. These higher carb options are typically some of the early blog recipes, but they still have a place, whether that be for a specific celebration or holiday, or to send a favorite item in a care package.
This is an easy 5-minute plum sauce that pairs wonderfully with many different types of fish (and other proteins). The bite of the plums is a wonderful addition to cod, tuna, mahi mahi or salmon. This recipe is for pan-fried fish but the plum sauce would work with grilled, baked or even poached fish. Plum …
Love tarts but hate rolling out pie crusts? This crustless, low carb fruit tart with a frangipane filling is easy and not overly sweet. It can be made with any seasonal fruit you have on hand and can be enjoyed warm or cold, with or without ice cream, for breakfast or dessert! What is Frangipane? …
This fresh fruit salad made with crunchy jicama, tropical sweet mangoes, and cool cucumbers is enhanced with a sweet ginger lime dressing and sprinkled with chile-lime salt for a finish. A riff on the popular Mexican street food sold in cups. Which Fruit is Best to Use? One of the best things about this chopped …
This taste test compares two versions of a grilled cheese and tomato jam sandwich – one with Velveeta and refined white bread, and one with gouda and robust seeded bread from the bakery. Processed vs Non-processed Cheese There is an ongoing controversy at our house regarding Velveeta. Is it really a cheese or something else? …
Using shrub syrups in drinks is a way to make awesome cocktails or mocktails at home!
Low carb blueberry crumble is one of the few desserts that is compliant with a low carb diet. It is a rustic dessert amenable to all fruit
Low Carb Strawberry Vanilla, and Blackberry Lime and Mexican Coffee Paletas- Farm to Jar Food #summer #lowcarbdesserts #lowcarbmexican
Protein smoothies can be an extremely effective way to get a low carb, filling and nutritious breakfast on a low carb diet
Developing low carb desserts without using sugar substitutes is challenging. The best route to go if you are on a low carb diet is to opt for a dessert that is high in fat instead of carbs (carbs = flour and/or sugar). This rich and creamy panna cotta with strawberries is a perfect low carb …
A low carb shrub syrup can bring berry desserts to a new level without a lot of added sugar. Perfect for low carb lifestyles
This recipe for a raspberry chambord trifle is easy (10 minutes), elegant and really tasty. A treat for Valentine’s Day!
This is a recipe for using marmalades in chocolate dipped cookies, both a quick and easy version and a homemade version
English Summer Pudding isn’t really a pudding but rather a delicious blend of berries encased in a soft bread mold.