Cashew Cups

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Makes 12

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Setting time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For base:

1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut

1.5 cups almond meal

1 TBSP raw honey

2 TBSP extra virgin coconut oil

Filling:

12 cashews

For topping:

5 TBSP cashew butter

1 TBSP raw honey

2 TBSP extra virgin coconut oil

(Chocolate patterns optional) see my dark chocolate recipe

Method:

Process the desiccated coconut and almond meal for 2 minutes then add the honey and coconut oil.

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Separate this mixture between the 12 silicone patty cups and freeze for a few minutes.

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Place a cashew in the middle of each patty cup.

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Mix the topping ingredients together and cover each patty cup, freeze again for 10 minutes.

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If you want to add chocolate patterns, I used a tooth pick to create them.

Keep refrigerated.

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Mango chicken

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Serves 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 – 15 minutes

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts

1 TBSP coconut oil

1 TSP chilli powder

1 mango or 2 if you would like to decorate your plate like mine

1 TBSP cashew butter

¼ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut, ( plus a handful for the decoration )

Method:

Wash and dice chicken, add the coconut oil and then the chicken to a non stick frying pan and cook on a medium heat.

Add the chilli powder and  desiccated coconut, continue to cook for another 5 minutes

Dice the mango and add to chicken, stir through allow to cook for another 10 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low, add the cashew butter and stir through for another minute.

Cashew Chicken

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Serves 4-5

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: about 20 minutes

Ingredients:

4 chicken breasts

1 TBSP extra virgin coconut oil

1 TBSP cashew butter

1 TBSP paprika

1 TSP Himalayan pink salt

1 TSP garlic powder

1 TSP chilli powder

½ cup – 1 cup of cashews

Method:

Wash and dice chicken breasts.

Turn frying pan to a medium heat and add 1 TBSP coconut oil

Add diced chicken and spices, continue to stir through.

When the chicken is almost cooked (around 15 minutes) add 1 TBSP of cashew butter to the chicken and change the heat to a low simmer.

Add the cashews, stir through and serve.