Friday 13 January 2023
D is for Dark Chocolate, Dill and Donut/Doughnut
Would any of these be your choices? Do you have another dish that would fit 'D is for' ?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
D is for Dark Chocolate
You may not want to do any baking, so why not just enjoy a square of dark chocolate.
Many studies have shown that dark chocolate is incredibly healthy.
Dark chocolate is loaded with fibre and antioxidants,
as well as minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper and manganese.
To make the most of the health benefits,
it is recommended to eat dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 70–85% or higher.
A piece of dark chocolate is especially delicious when enjoyed with a good cup of coffee.
Read more about dark chocolate and see three dark chocolate recipe suggestions here
D is also for Dill
Dill is an important culinary herb that is used for its seeds and leaves.
It was extensively used by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
All parts of the herb can be used for culinary purposes.
The herb is key for the production of dill vinegar (a key cooking ingredient in some recipes).
You will find it used/employed in many sour dishes, especially sauerkraut.
You will find fresh (or dried) dill used in many recipes such as;
lemon sauces for fish, yogurt, sour cream, salad dressings,
spinach dishes, chicken and lamb casseroles.
Because of its delicate nature most chefs add the fresh herb
to their hot recipes just prior to removing from the heat source.
Do you like to use dill in your recipes?
Read more about Dill and see recipe for Pan-fried trout with a cucumber, apple and dill salad here
Can a diabetic eat donuts? Well, yes, if they are a low carb version like these!
At 2g net carbs per donut blood sugars should not go high,
but always check your meter if you have any doubt.
These delicious old-fashioned style keto/low carb cake donuts are covered
in a luscious cream-cheese frosting, and topped with a splash of chocolate drizzle.
Donut try to resist!
Old-fashioned keto/low carb cake donuts/doughnuts are delicious
more details here
You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e., use a reliable meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.