Christmas Orange Bread Recipe
1/2 cup homemade wonderslim (or
1 prune babyfood)
3 eggs equivalent of egg
1/2 cup orange juice
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup mashed banana
2 1/2 cup unbleached flour
1 1/2 mixed candied fruit
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, raisins, nuts, and candied
fruit together. Combine and beat slightly the banana and orange
juice; Set aside. Beat eggs into Wonderslim/prunes one at a time.
Alternately, add prune/egg mixture and banana/orange mixture to dry
ingredients mixed with fruits and nuts. A wooden "fork" works well
for the mixing. Pack into 9X5X3 loaf pan lightly sprayed with Pam and
lined with wax paper. Bake at 350o for 1 hr. or until done. Cool 20
min. before removing wax paper and turning out on a rack. Cool before
Icing: Mix powdered sugar into an egg white until smooth and easily
spreadable. You want a thin icing. If you get it too thick, add a
little skim milk. Dot icing with cut up candied (glace') cherries as
After frosting is firm, wrap in aluminum foil and refrigerate.
Improves with freezing.
Notes: I usually double or triple the recipe. Otherwise, you'll have
leftover icing (which is also good on cookies). You can divide the
dough out into smaller pans; makes nice gifts.
I have modified the original posted recipe for Homemade Wonderslim by
decreasing the lecithin:
3 c. water 1 12 oz. pk. prunes (cut-up type) 1 T. unbleached lecithin
1/4 tsp. citric acid
Cover prunes with water and bring to a boil. Cool. Blend prunes,
water, lecithin, and citric acid in blender until smooth. Pour in
clean quart jar and refrigerate. Keeps up to 30 days. I pour mine
into old jelly jars and freeze them. I use 1:1 amounts when
substituting for oleo in recipes.
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Food Tips of the Week
Dieting made easy
One useful tip is to drink plenty of water. From time to time at some stage in a hectic morning, you guess that you want a snack but in fact you might just need a refreshing glass of water or orange squash. The feelings of needing food and needing a drink are quite similar, but one of the two can lead to a broken diet and the other is ok.
Some low carbohydrate diet guidlines:
* Know what is in your food
Be sceptical of sales blurb that claims 'low carb' - check the actual nutritional information on the reverse of the can or package. Many are only a little lower and in some cases still greater than a competitors standard brand. Also, beware of 'low sugar' and 'low fat' labels - 'low sugar' does not always mean 'low carb' - usually the carbs are just the same.
* Make reduced carb breadcrumbs for breaded foods.
Although you may be able to buy reduced carb bread crumbs, you may also make them by simply using reduced carbohydrate bread. All you have to do is toast the reduced carbohydrate bread in a gas or electric oven on a cookie sheet. Once it is quite hard and crispy, process it in your food mill. Store in an airtight container.
Superfoods containing flavonoids
(inlcudes cranberry, kale, scarlet runner bean and basil)
The nutrients known as flavonoids which are present in these fruits and vegetables show promise as anti-carcinogens.
Doctors who have been studying the properties of flavonoids suspect that they may well also have many other health benefits, amongst them, anti-asthma and anti-platelet powers.
A good number are also good for weight loss, so should be included in your weight loss program.
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