Spice Cake

3/4 Cup olive oil
2/3 Cup turbinado sugar
4 eggs
1/2 Cup Fage 2% plain yogurt
1 1/2 Cups Almond meal
1/2 Cup coconut flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free)
1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1 1/2 Teaspoons ground ginger powder
1 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon ground clove

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Grease bundt pan with olive oil and pour batter into it.

Bake for 30-50 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Time range accounts for shape and size of pan used. I have baked this cake in a large bundt pan in 30 minutes. I bought a small angle food cake pan and it took 50 minutes for the cake to bake. Testing with a knife is key. Cool uncovered before serving for best flavor. Serve with vanilla bean natural ice cream (some ice cream has starch).

Curry Soup

1 head of cauliflower
1 1/2 cup homemade chicken, beef, pork, or vegetable stock
1 medium yellow cooking onion
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons mustard seed
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon sweet paprika

serve with plain yogurt

Cook cauliflower in steamer or small amount of water with cover until very tender.  Remove the lid to let water evaporate, then put in blender with 1 cup stock and blend until smooth. Mince onion and saute in olive oil.  Put blended cauliflower and stock into sauce pan on medium and add sauteed onions and olive oil. Crush garlic and let sit for at least 10 minutes before adding to sauce pan. Add curry powder, mustard seed and salt to the sauce pan and simmer about 20 minutes or more. Serve with plain greek yogurt dollop – I prefer Fage 2% plain.

You can use zucchini or a mix of cauliflower and zucchini. Adjust the spices to taste.

Drop Biscuits

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2 1/2 cups almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 cups plain 2% Fage greek yogurt (best because has no added starches)
1/4 cups olive oil
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
sesame seeds if desired

Mix all ingredients together (except sesame seeds until smooth.
Drop spoonfuls onto greased (olive oil is good to use) cookie sheet. I now use parchment paper and like it better than greasing the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. To test, stick knife into center of one biscuit…it is done if the knife comes out clean.

Best when just slightly cooled from oven. Day old biscuits best sliced, warmed in oven and place cheese in center and heat until cheese just melted, or put butter and honey inside sliced warm biscuit.

Makes 20 small biscuits.
120 calories per biscuit