Lemon Ice

Not quite a sorbet, not quite ice cream…this lemon ice is somewhere in-between. Since I saw it in the July/August issue of Everyday Food, I wanted to try and make it. This will make the second frozen treat in a row since I last posted and I hope that’s okay, although with the heat we’ve all been having I’m sure no one is complaining.

The original recipe uses sugar and raw egg whites. As usual, I substituted the sugar with honey and instead of using pasteurized egg whites (as it was suggested) I made a syrup with the honey and water as if making meringue, the heat from the syrup effectively cooking the egg whites. When I first made it, I wasn’t sure if it would work since I couldn’t seem to fold the egg whites into the lemon juice; they made two layers. I hoped for the best and thankfully it did work out.

The result? A lovely frozen dessert that has a bright, full lemon flavour and is made light by the inclusion of the beaten egg whites. My family, who all tried it, loved it and needless to say, it didn’t last long.

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Frozen Raspberry Custard

This is a simple, no-fuss frozen custard that I made over the weekend with fresh raspberries. It’s not too sweet and allows the raspberries’ tang to come through. It uses the coconut milk custard that I shared a little over a month ago here – the most you have to wait is for it to freeze, although the custard and raspberries blended together alone are thick and creamy enough for a milkshake, perhaps with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream added for good measure.

You could use an ice cream machine to make this frozen custard, if you have one, but it isn’t necessary. After blending the raspberries and custard together with a hand blender, I simply poured it into a container and stirred it periodically with a spatula, following David Lebovitz’s instructions for making ice cream without a machine.

Click after the jump for the recipe.

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Broccolini and Corn Quinoa with Shrimp with Olive Oil Lemon Garlic Dressing

Have you ever noticed how sensual and alive whole, unprocessed foods taste – food that uses fresh ingredients – after eating lots of sugar and carb-heavy foods? It’s refreshing. All you want is a nice, simple salad; nothing fancy. All those checkpoints are met with this simple quinoa dish and it can be prepared and on the table practically within no time at all. It is an easy and quick dish to make.

When Amy (Simply Sugar and Gluten Free) invited me to participate in the launch of hers and Maggie’s (She Let Them Eat Cake) new website, Balanced Platter, I immediately said yes. As I started to think about what I could share, I thought what better choice – and more appropriate – than this recipe?

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