Thursday, September 8, 2011

Goji berry cookies

Do I have a treat for you ..... It is cookies!

I had never used Goji berries before yesterday, but Elena gave me a recipe for Goji berry cookies that I just had to try. Apparently Goji Berries are the only berries allowed during dieting (but not on PP days).

(modified recipe Goji berry muffins from

6 tablespoons of oat bran
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon of baking powder (? optional)
2 tablespoons of goji berry
3 tablespoons of no fat no sugar vanilla yoghurt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of Splenda or Natvia

Heat oven to 180C. Lightly spray the 12 piece muffin tray with oil and wipe. Beat eggs with sweetener until smooth texture. Mix in all other ingredients. Divide the mixture equally - only 10 mm from the bottom of each cup. Bake for 35 minutes or until brown. Allow to cool in tray.

Thankfully Elena sent a picture, as the batch I made last night were consumed by my family in next to no time.


Elena had a great mousse recipe that I must share. Very simple. Aeroplane lite jelly crystals are dissolved, cooled and then whisked with low fat vanilla vanilla yoghurt and chilled. I had a mango mousse tonight and it was quite delicious!

Elena makes special layer variety with jelly on the bottom and the mouse on the top. Here are her instructions.

Stage (1) Jelly.
Take 1 pack of the Airplane low calories jelly and follow instructions. It makes 500 ml of jelly. Pour into containers. Add Gogi berries (not for PP days). Make sure jelly sets in 4 hours in the fridge).

Stage (2) Mousse. Dissolve 1 pack of the Airplane low calories jelly powder in 250 ml boiling water. Let it cool down till room temperature. Add 250 ml of no fat low sugar vanilla yogurt and mix with the hand mixer until the mixture is fluffed and ~ 650-700 ml. Add on the top of your jelly.

The containers can be glass – for after dinner treats - or in plastic Glad 175 ml containers – for taking to work.

Ready for dessert...

Or to go on the road!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Simple porridge

Another one from Elena

Spoon oat bran into bowl, sprinkle sweetener, pour on boiling water. Allow it to swell for a few minutes. Top with yoghurt layer. Quick and easy.

Another variation is to cook with skim milk. Use a big bowl and about about a cup of skim milk. It takes about 5 minutes in the microwave and can boil over (disappointing start to the morning).

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