September 12, 2016 MariaCantillonMurphy

This is a great recipe to make when you have friends over or when you fancy something tasty yourself. It looks impressive on the table and the sweet n’ sticky barbecue sauce tastes even better than the sugar-filled ones we were used to! You can find the recipe for my homemade barbecue sauce here. The recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a big crowd. Serve with some raw celery and carrot sticks and some extra barbecue dipping sauce for a splash of colour.
Baked BBQ Chicken wings and drumsticks – The perfect tasty appetizer to share with your friends! -…

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Baked BBQ Chicken wings and drumsticks
The perfect tasty appetizer to share with your friends!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 12 Free range chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups Homemade BBQ sauce
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 12 Free range chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups Homemade BBQ sauce
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C Fan, 200°C electric, Gas 6, 350°F.
  2. Place the chicken wings or drumsticks on baking trays lined with parchment paper or tin foil. Rub them with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn oven and bake for another 20 minutes on the other side. You want these crispy!
  4. Remove from the oven and brush the chicken pieces with my homemade barbecue sauce
  5. Bake for 20 minutes more until the barbecue sauce becomes sticky and tasty! You may need to begin checking after 15 minutes to make sure they don't burn.
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August 16, 2016 MariaCantillonMurphy 2Comment

I can’t believe I’m going to say this but, I still get carb cravings. Ok there. So I admitted it. When I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) first, I tried to make bread after bread with nut flours leading to constant disappointment. When I finally accepted that I couldn’t make anything that tasted remotely like bread anymore I began to really enjoy eating fruit and vegetables and other foods that were naturally gluten and grain free. These crackers are really good if you’re having a serious carb craving though. The recipe originally came from Erica at Comfy Belly and…

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Thyme and Sea Salt Healthy Crackers
A delicious healthy, savoury base for your toppings and dips!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (300g) Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Free range egg
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (300g) Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Free range egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C Fan, 180°C, 350°F or gas mark 4.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a blender until a dough forms.
  3. If you find it easier you can divide the mixture into two balls. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough thinly between two sheets of parchment paper.
  4. Remove the top layer on parchement and using a blunt knife or pizza cutter cut the dough into cracker shapes. Add an extra sprinkling of sea salt if desired.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they become a light golden colour.
  6. Allow to cool for ten minutes at least before cutting into crackers.
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August 2, 2016 MariaCantillonMurphy

When I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) first, I dreaded the thought of having people over for dinner. I used to think that no one would eat my food because I had this image that I would be eating spinach and salads for every meal. Don’t get me wrong, I love spinach and salads but there are so many foods I can eat that I have grown to love. This combination might sound quite weird at first but believe me the sweet and savoury combination works here, really, really well. They also look impressive on a plate and good…

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Dates wrapped in Parma Ham
A delicious sweet and savoury appetizer that will impress your guests!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 Medjool dates, halved and pitted
  • 3 slices Parma Ham
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 Medjool dates, halved and pitted
  • 3 slices Parma Ham
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C fan 180°C electric/gas mark 3/320°F.
  2. Place the halved dates on some parchment paper and wrap each in half a slice of Parma ham.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve with a green salad.
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