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    Default Recipe Advent Calendar

    For me, an Advent Calendar is something that is really important. It's a bright beginning in a time, where the weather usually gets grey and cold and something to look forward to. Today is the first of December and the first of Advent. I think nearly all of you are familiar with an Advent Calendar, but I assume most aren't with Advent. Advent is the time of the four Sundays building up to Christmas Evening. In Germany we traditionally have a wreath that is decorated with four candles. Each Sunday one more candle is lit. It's a time where families meet and it's a time to eat all the nice cookies and cakes you have made for the holidays.

    I thought as a little treat for all of us I'll post one recipe per day from today up to the 24th of December, which is the traditional Christmas holiday in Germany, the day where the children get the presents.

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    Default Recipe Advent Calendar 1st of December - Lowcarb bun

    This is a microwave bun/bread that comes out like toast. It can either be used sliced in two halves as a bun for burgers or you can slice it swine to get bread slices. You can add spices or herbs - I absolutely love it with a little stevia and put clotted cream and fruit puree onto it. This is not allowed in induction but fine at the nuts and seeds OWL rung.


    Lowcarb bun


    1 Tb almond flour
    1 Tb coconut flour
    1 Tb ground flax seed
    1/2 Tb psyllium husk
    1/4 ts baking powder
    1 egg
    1/4 cup water


    All measurements are level spoons. Mix dry ingredients well, add the egg and the water and mix well, set sit for two minutes. Grease a ramekin (I use one of about 4 inches diameter) and fill the dough into it. Smooth out the surface and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
    Take out of the ramekin and allow to cool down. You can slice it once for a burger bun or into three slices for an open-face sandwich.


    174 calories
    11.5 g fat
    9.5 g carbs
    8 g fiber
    10 g Protein
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    Default Re: Recipe Advent Calendar

    Hi Lori,
    I really like your idea of posting a recipe a day for Advent.

    When our kids were growing up, we kept Advent with them, lighting a candle each Sunday and reading an Advent-themed devotional together after dinner each evening. We still keep an Advent calendar, but I miss the special time with our children.

    I look forward to your posts.

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    Default Re: Recipe Advent Calendar

    Hi Jerry,
    for us it was going to the church on Sunday morning, then have a nice family meal and at the afternoon have coffee or tea with cakes. We children were supposed to provide the entertainment, that means either learning something to play on the instruments we played or learning a poem or reading a story.
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    Default Recipe Advent Calendar 2nd of December - Eggs in Mustard Sauce

    This was a meal my mother used to make when at the end of the money there was lot of days in the month left. It was eggs in mustard sauce with roundhead salad and mashed potato. It's very easy, you can make it with poached eggs or with cooked eggs.


    Eggs
    Bacon, finely diced
    1 ts minced onion
    butter
    3 ts heavy cream
    1/2 cup broth
    pepper, salt, sweetener

    fry the onion and bacon in butter, add cream and broth and some pepper and 1/2 ts sweetener. cook until it starts to thicken then add salt to taste. Serve with a salad.

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    Default Re: Recipe Advent Calendar

    Lovely idea Lori. I adore advent calendars and to have a recipe each day is so cool! Thanks pal
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    Default Re: Recipe Advent Calendar

    Thank you Sally!
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    Default Recipe Advent Calendar 3rd of December - Fillet Pot

    Filet Pot


    1 pork loin - or chicken breast if you prefer it
    4 cups of champignons
    1 brown onion, diced
    broth
    heavy cream
    xanthan or other thickener
    butter
    mustard
    tarragon, pepper, salt
    2 tb Noilly Prat (or Vermouth)




    slice filet about 1 inch thick, put pepper and salt onto it and fry in butter until nicely browned. Take out of the pan and dump in the sliced champignons and fry until the water has gone, add broth and cream, Noilly Prat and mustard and let cook for a minute. Add a little thickener, just enough to make it a little thicker. Add the meat and cook until the meat is cooked through but not dry. Add the tarragon before serving. Serve with some lettuce.


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    Default Recipe Advent Calendar 4th of December - Chicken Wings

    I just love chicken wings and could eat them several times a week. Sometimes just tossed into the oven, sometimes with a little spice. But I like them most "breaded". The breading is done with pre-grated parmesan cheese.

    2 lbs chicken wings
    3 oz pre-grated parmesan (the powder you find in the supermarket)
    1/2 cup butter
    1 tb curry powder
    1 tb dried parsley
    1 ts salt
    1 ts heat resistant sweetener

    take the chicken wings about 2 hours before using out of the fridge
    mix the parmesan with the spices and the sugar
    melt the butter
    pour the butter over the chicken wings and turn them in it, so they are coated (if you take them out of the fridge and don't let them get to room temperature the butter will harden at this stage, which is not a problem, because it's still sticky, it only looks not very nice) and take each chicken wing an press it down into the parmesan and spice mix. But into the oven and roast at 200C until they are nicely browned. Serve with lettuce

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    Default Re: Recipe Advent Calendar

    This sounds lovely, Lori. I've already printed the recipe!
    Chicken wings are great favs in our family. Usually I deep fry them and then sprinkle them with a mixture of five spice powder and salt (about half and half). Also a squeeze of lemon juice if wanted.
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