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.