Cohen Diet: Baked Mushrooms and Mozzarella 'Garlic' Bread

I love the fact that, while most diary products are excluded in the Cohen Diet, you are allowed cheese, especially mozzarella. You can do so much with proper cheese! One of the easiest recipes is this portabella mushrooms filled with cheese.

It really is so easy: use spray and cook and spray a baking tray. Place the mushrooms in the pan and add salt, pepper and garlic. You can add fresh coriander, some ginger and even some chilies. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 30 minutes.

The only issue is that you are limited in the amount of vegetables you can eat and invariably have some cheese left over. What do you do? You make cheesy garlic cracker bread!

Take some garlic an mix it with 1 tsp mayonnaise. Spread it on 2 cracker breads.  Top with fresh coriander and the rest of the cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

A quicker lunch or dinner is not possible! So enjoy!


Halloween Brownies

We're not big on Halloween as South Africa does not recognize it as a formal holiday, but that doesn't mean we can't have some treats. These brownies are perfect.

Decorate them with orange candy or add some candy eyes. It really is up to your imagination. I use my trusty old Box mix as they are so brilliant, I can't make them better myself.

If you are doing low carb then try this recipe for a 'healthier' take on a Halloween treat. Just go wild and add what ever you feel like!

This time I added soft caramels and peanut m&m's. They taste amazing! I love the good old versatile brownie! How do you customize yours?


Cohen Diet: Steak Sandwiches

It is that time of the year again...two months before we go on holiday and I'm still stuck with a few extra kilograms. I always intend on loosing them but I seem to always find them again during winter. I am going to try the Cohen Diet again. It is a difficult diet as it is restrictive, but it also is very successful. So my very first Cohen recipe for 2016 is actually very delicious. This is something I would actually have again.
The secret is the vinegar glazed onions! A real necessity to bring some flavour to the sandwich. I also added some chilli powder to the mayonnaise or you can do herbs or even some spicy mayonnaise. On a non-diet you can also add some cream cheese on the bottom.
What you need:
  • 2 cracker bread
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced finely
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 200g steak, tenderised
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • butter lettuce leaves
What to do:
  1. Fry the onions in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the vinegar and fry until caramelised.
  3. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same pan (without cleaning) add the steak, season with salt and pepper and fry on both sides. Set aside.
  5. To serve: top each cracker bread with the lettuce. Add the onions and some mayonnaise. Top with the steak.
  6. Enjoy!
So quick and easy and so delicious too. You can pack each one separately in a container and assemble just before serving for a nice office lunch.