Hi all! Sorry for the absence – I’ve been busy running around Buenos Aires (and now Bariloche) with my family. I will update more about that when I have more time.
I’ve had a lot of success with regards to talking to my family about eating flour and other high carbs. I hope to be able to help my Mum and Gran more than anything as they both suffer joint pains from being overweight :S.
It’s nearly 5pm on Wednesday afternoon – I’ve just spent the day running around the chocolate shops in Buenos Aires. In addition to buying I’ve been collecting chocolate samples from each and every shop (there are like 4 on each block lol). I just bought myself an 80% and 90% cacao bar which I’m excited to try. I’ll post pictures of all these later when I get back to the city where I’ve been living.
In the meantime, however, you may enjoy this
I made an apple and cinnamon cake for my Gran’s birthday – I get to celebrate her birthday with her about 5 days late but it’s better than nothing.
Apple and Cinnamon Cake
3/4 granny smith apple made into apple puree
1 cup coconut flour
6 tbsp butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
15 drops of stevia
1 tbsp lemon juice
I also had a ocuple of tbsps of cream cheese which I threw into the mix
Mix all the wet ingredients except the lemon juice together and then add the dry ingredients to the wet. Add the lemon juice last and combine well. Cook at 350ºF for about 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Top with apple slice from the remaining 1/4 apple.
It’s a little crumbly but this cake beats the kiwifruit one I created a couple of weeks ago hands down! We enjoyed it the first and second day.