All posts tagged “dessert

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Apple Pie

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Makes 1 x 24 cm / 9.5 ins pie
Total Protein Count: 0-0.3g Protein
8 Serves = 0g Protein per serve

When anyone asks me what my motivations are for writing Charlotteats, I answer that it is my goal to provide a REAL FOOD option for my PKU daughter and family can enjoy together. I am grateful for the medically processed foods that are available to us and the PKU community, but I strive to give my family foods that are natural and un-processed as much as possible. By eating foods closest to their natural state, our bodies will of course benefit. This is what nature intended. Yet when health conditions such as PKU prevent one from eating a wide range of natural foods, it becomes necessary to look for natural alternatives and substitutions. I continue to look for natural foods and the combination of foods that will allow us to have a low or no protein count. Probably the best example of this has been the re-development of the Traditional Apple Pie. Read More

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Plum Kuchen

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: 11.8 g Protein
12 Serves = 1 g Protein per serve

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Plums are in season! So at charlotteats we are eating Plum Kuchen for desert. Plum Kuchen (or cake) is a traditional German dessert that uses the simplest ingredients and is easy to make. It is the perfect end of summer dish and uses a good 2 kilos of plums. (Making good use of those farmers market or side of the road bushels). Read More

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Shortbread Cookies

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free, Low Fructose

Total Protein Count: 7.2 g Protein
50 Serves = 0.1 g Protein per serve

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It’s Christmas time again and we’ve been getting ready by baking cookies while listening to Christmas songs! We made these Shortbread Cookies at the same time as the Gingerbread Cookies, so a lot of my comments on coconut sugar can be found there. Read More

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Gingerbread Cookies

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free, Low Fructose

Total Protein Count: 4 g Protein
30 Serves = 0.1 g Protein per serve

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Last week we had two Christmas parties in one day; one of which was a PKU picnic and the other was a dinner party with friends (some of whom are gluten-intolerant). To save time and stress, I decided to make Christmas cookies that everyone could eat. I was a bit sneaky though and decorated with sugar. If you read my blog, you know I’m not a fan of sugar or fructose, but for aesthetics reasons I was a bit naughty and used a tiny bit of icing sugar to decorate. I had intended to use the same coconut cream frosting I made for the Halloween cookies, but it seemed that every can of coconut cream I bought had been shaken! (Thus resulting in very runny coconut cream.) Very frustrating and with only a day before the parties, I sucked it up and used icing sugar. Read More

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Pumpkin Pie – Low Protein

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: 4 g Protein (without topping)
8 Serves = 0.5 g Protein per serve

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I am so happy that I can adapt one of my favourite recipes for Charlotte, and she loves it! It has less pumpkin than my other recipe, but it’s still pumpkin so check the quantity against your allowance if you are cooking for a PKU diet. Also if you add the whipped coconut cream, make sure you measure and count it that too. Read More

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Pumpkin Pie

Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Not suitable for PKU Diets.
8 Serves

final 2Every year, I bake a pumpkin pie for Halloween. It has become a tradition with my family and friends. I have always loved this dessert and I can easily say it is my favorite pie. Perhaps it’s because I never really liked pies or cakes and this pie seems to fall outside the typical sweet category. Every year, I experiment with the recipe. I have to say the quinoa crust has been my favourite and constant. Read More