Sunday, September 19, 2021

Puff pops

Tasty finger food. 


1 sheet of puff pastry, ( fat reduced ok )

1 cup of filling.  I have tried 3, all successful. 


Defrost puff pastry. 

Spread filling to edges.

Roll a tightly as possible, without pushing filling out. 

Place in fridge for 20 minutes to firm up. 

Slice into 12 pieces. 

Place on lined baking tray. Cut sides up. 

Bake at 200 ff. For 10 to 15 minutes.  Air Fryer ok. 

Serve hot/ warm. 


I have tried 3 fillings, all successful. 

Spring onion and Parmesan ( at top of page )

Spinach, feta and spring onion.

Quince and Apricot spread with chopped Walnuts. ( at bottom of page )


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Spice Blend, tastes like Barbecue Shapes

 Katrina Meynink is one of my favourite recipes developers. I never miss one of her recipes in Goof Food as they are inspirational.  I also have her cook book.  I have adapted this recipe to TMX. I also have made the basic Spice Mix for storage and add the Parmesan just before use. I have doubled the spice mix as I have added it to home made Trail mix  and roasted, and on roast pumpkin. I have also topped bread rolls with it. 


2 teaspoons sumac

2 teaspoons onion powder

3 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika

3 teaspoons of chipotle powder ( I used 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes)

3 teaspoons brown sugar

5 tablespoons of Italian spice mix ( I used 1/2 this amount of Tuscan mix as this is what I had)

8 tablespoons of finely grated Parmesan. I keep this separate. 

Extra, if available, 1 tablespoon of dehydrated tomato powder. 


Mix all the spices together, in TMX , blender etc. NOT THE PARMESAN. Set aside in a lidded container. 

Grate the Parmesan and store in a glass container in freezer. 

1/8 th of the spice mix, plus 1 tablespoon of Parmesan is I mix.  Mix the spice mixture with the Parmesan. 


The original recipe was for Roast potatoes with spice  mix.  Delicious.

I have added the spice mix without the Parmesan to roasted nuts, first sprayed with a little oil. 

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Diabetic friendly Brain biscuits

 I’ve called these ‘ Brain Biscuits’ because the contain both Walnuts and Sunflower seeds.  Both excellent brain food. To increase the fibre content I’ve used Wholemeal plain flour and Sunflower seeds. I’ve also used olive oil instead of butter. Then I replaced the sugar with NatVia. 

20 biscuits , for 1 biscuit 

Calories.  77 plus whole walnut for top,   Add 15 calories = 92

Carbs 9 1/2 grams plus whole walnut.  Add 0.1 = 9 1/2


55g olive oil

90 g NatVita, sager substitute 

1 egg , large 

175 g Wholemeal flour , plain

25 g pumpkin seeds

25g Sunflower seeds  

4 teaspoons spice.  CinnamonOR Cardamon OR a mixture of favourites.

1 teaspoon baking powder 

20 walnut halves 

Set oven 170 ff


Mix oil, NatVia and egg, 1 minute, speed 4

Add flour, baking powder, seeds and spice. Mix 30 seconds, speed 4.

Using a spring loaded icecream scoop. Place 20 ball on lined  oven tray. 

Press whole Walnut half into top of balls

Bake 15 minutes at 170 ff

Monday, July 26, 2021

Lemon Marmalade, suitable for Diabetics

 One of the things that I miss most as a Diabetic, is Marmalade.  Not any more. Using my TMX, I have made a more that accessible Marmalade. Very, very low in both Calories and Carbs.  

400g of whole Meyer Lemons, cut into quarters, seeds removed.
1 cup water
25 g NatVia, sugar substitute 
20 g Chia 

Place quartered lemons into TMX bowl and mix, 3 seconds, speed 6
Add water and cook 20 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 1 . Cup out
Add sweetener and mix 3 seconds, speed 3. ( taste for sweetness)
Add Chia and mix , 3 seconds, speed 3.
Bottle in small sterilised jars.
Allow to cool and fill small plastic containers for freezer. 

Will keep in sealed pots for 2 weeks in fridge. 
Freezes well. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Substantial Wholemeal Spelt and Seed Loaf.


A meal in a slice. 12 slices from this loaf, ( as picture above), provide 180 calories , 22 carbs, 5 fibre, 6.3 protein.                 15 slices from this loaf ……………………provide 144 calories , 18.5 carbs, 2 fibre, 6 protein.


400 grams Wholemeal Spelt flour, ( or bread flour )

44 grams Linseeds( flax seeds )

44 grams Quinoa

40 grams Chia seeds

1 teaspoon Bread  improver

3 teaspoons dried yeast

1 teaspoon teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon sugar

380 grams of warm water


Place seeds in TMX or other grinder and blend to a course powder. ( speed 9, 20 seconds )

Add remaining ingredients and Knead 4 minutes, ( or by hand 20 turns )

Place in oiled bowl, cover with plastic and allow to rise, in a warm place. 


Tip onto floured bench and flatten and roll into an oblong shape to fit a lined bread tin, 

Tin, 26 cm x 10 x 11 cm high. 

Allow to double, ( in this size tin it will rise to just above the top edge ) it will not rise more when baking.

Bake in preheated oven at 200 ff degrees, 30 minutes. 

Test with thermometer. Should move quickly to 200f. If not, return to oven for 10 minutes. 

Turn out and allow to cool on wire rack. 


Freezes well. ( wrap in foil)

Toasted beautifully. Brings out the flavour. 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Diabetic Turkey Meat Loaf


This very tasty Turkey Meat Loaf has been adapted from the extremely popular ‘ Chicken Meat Loaf ‘ recipe from this Blog. I have substituted 2% fat Turkey mince and made other small adjustments. 



500 grams, 2% Turkey mince. 

1 medium size carrot

1 medium size onion

1 slice of Wholemeal bread, made into breadcrumbs, crust included.

60 mls milk, any type

1/4 cup tomato sauce

2 eggs, large

1 large clove of fresh garlic.

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


3/4 cup tomato salsa

1/3 cup brown sugar

8 grams of mustard powder.


Place onion, carrot and garlic in TMX bowl, chop speed 5/ 5 seconds.  Or chop finely by hand.

Add all remaining ingredients, EXCEPT TOPPING

Mix on reverse, speed 4/, 15 seconds. Scrape down. Mix 5 seconds, speed 4. 

Place into a  lined baking dish, approximately 26 x 16 cm, form into a slightly domed shape. 

Mix topping ingredients together  and spread over Turkey meat loaf. 

Bake 180 FF degrees, 45 minutes , or until no pink remains.  Or internal temperature reaches 165 f degrees on a thermometer. 


This is a very filling dish

If 6 slices, per slice 217 calories, 18.4 carbs

If 8 slices, per slice 163 calories, 14 carbs. 

Cost, less than $10.

2 slices of Turkey Meat loaf, mixed with 1 cup cooked brown rice and homemade tomato sauce. Topped with a little cheese. Baked in oven. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Spicy Pumpkin Soup, suitable for diabetics

The fresh ginger is essential to this recipe. 
I have adapted the recipe to TMX and the Air Fryer.  The original recipe is by theartisandiabetic.
4 very large serves, 170 calories and 23 carbs per serve. 
1.3 kg pumpkin , ( I used Butternut)
1 onion, chopped
2 sicks of celery or 1 small bulb of fennel.sliced
1 red capsicum , sliced
2 teaspoons of freshly grated green ginger.
3 cloves of garlic, smashed 
1 teaspoon ground Cumin 
1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
1 teaspoon ground Coriander 
2 tablespoons of olive oil 
Pinch salt and pepper.
1000 Mls vegetable stock, ( I used 2 teaspoons of TMX stock. And 2 chicken soup Cubes ) plus water.
Cut pumpkin Into 2 cm cubes and place into a large bowl and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Turn to coat . 
Place  on wire of AF and roast at 160 degrees until  edges are brown.  (. The darker the roast, the darker the soup. Shake and stir until cooked. 
Add,  onion, celery, red capsicum and 1 tablespoon of oil to TMX bowl , cook 20 minutes , speed. 2, 100 degree.
Add garlic and spices, cook, 5 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 2. 
Add pumpkin and stock. 
Cook 20 minutes, speed gentle, 100 degrees. 
Remove. to a container1/2 the  mixture,     and with the remaining mix, speed  10 for I minute 
Set aside puréed pumpkin and return remaining soup to TMX. 
Mix , speed 10 for one minute. 
Return all to TMX and gently mix Speed  1 , 30 seconds. 

Serve as is ,   or top with seeds, fresh herbs, yoghurt. 
It is quite thick and a be thinned. 
I think it makes 6 serves, this will reduce the carbs and calorie count.