10
Jul
2015

Christmas in July Recipe Ideas

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Check out these tasty Christmas in July recipes, put together by Bowel Cancer Australia's Nutritionist Teresa. Including both High Fibre versions and Low Fibre / Low Residue alternatives (so those with an ostomy bag, recovering from bowel surgery or suffering from bowel conditions can enjoy the feast too!).
 
Find out more about Low Fibre / Low Residue diets and how they are different to a High Fibre diet at Christmas in July: Low Fibre Diets (Low Residue).
 
Season's Greetings - in July - a happy cooking!
 
 

 
CHRISTMAS IN JULY SIDE DISH RECIPE IDEAS
 
HIGH FIBRE - Sassy Seasonal Vegetables
Makes 8-10 serves
 
Ingredients
500 grams of fresh mushrooms
500 grams of baby carrots
1 onion, cut into 5 cms thick wedges
1 large yellow pepper, cut into 8 strips
¼ cup finely chopped basil leaves
¼ cup of olive oil
½ cup Parmesan Cheese, divided into two
 
Method
HEAT oven to 180°C
Combine vegetables with dressing and ¼ cup cheese; spread onto baking sheet or lightly based baking tin.
BAKE for 28 to 30 minutes until vegetables are tender, turning vegetables after 15 min.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for a further 15 minutes until cooked.
 

 
LOW FIBRE - Sassy Seasonal Vegetables
Makes 8-10 serves
 
Ingredients
500 grams of fresh mushrooms
500 grams of baby carrots
1 large yellow pepper (skinned) , cut into 8 strips
¼ cup finely chopped basil leaves
¼ cup of olive oil
1 teaspoon of powdered garlic
½ cup Parmesan Cheese, divided into two
 
Method
HEAT oven to 180°C
Combine vegetables with dressing and ¼ cup cheese and garlic; spread onto baking sheet or lightly based baking tin.
BAKE for 28 to 30 minutes until vegetables are tender, turning vegetables after 15 min.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for a further 15 minutes until cooked.
 

 
HIGH FIBRE - Zesty Lemon Kipflers
Makes 8-10 serves
 
Ingredients
1.5kg Kipfler or new potatoes
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
30g butter – melt before use
1 tablespoon salt
4 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
 
Method
Place potatoes in a saucepan and cook for 15 minutes and drain.
Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the oil and butter in a large roasting pan. Add the potatoes and coat with the dressing, slightly crush potatoes with a potato mash.
Roast for 10 minutes or until crispy and brown, sprinkle salt on the potatoes and bake for another 15 minutes.
 

 
LOW FIBRE - Zesty Lemon Kipflers
Makes 8-10 serves
 
Ingredients
1.5kg peeled Kipfler or new potatoes
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
30g butter – melt before use
1 tablespoon salt
4 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
 
Method
Place potatoes in a saucepan and cook for 15 minutes and drain.
Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the oil and butter in a large roasting pan. Add the peeled potatoes and coat with the dressing, slightly crush potatoes with a potato mash.
Roast for 10 minutes or until crispy and brown, sprinkle salt on the potatoes and bake for another 15 minutes.
 

 
HIGH FIBRE - Buttered Brussels
Makes 6-8 serves
 
Ingredients
200g Brussels sprouts
200g baby Brussels sprouts
50g flaxseed oil
4 bacon rashers, finely chopped
¼ cup toasted pine nuts/almonds
 
Method
Cook Brussels sprouts in a saucepan of boiling water for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Place bacon into a frying pan and stir for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
Add the Brussels sprouts, and pine nuts. Gently toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Just before serving mix flaxseed oil through the warm vegetable mix. Serve immediately.
 

 
LOW FIBRE - Buttered French Beans
Makes 6-8 serves
 
Bowel Cancer Australia Recipe Buttered French Beans665x308 
 
Ingredients
400g green beans
50g flaxseed oil
4 bacon rashers, finely chopped
 
Method
Cook green beans in a saucepan of boiling water for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Place bacon into a frying pan and stir for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
Add the green beans. Gently toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Just before serving mix flaxseed oil through the warm bean and bacon mix. Serve immediately.
 

 
CHRISTMAS IN JULY DESSERT RECIPE IDEAS
 
HIGH FIBRE - Winter Black Cherry Trifle
Makes 6-8 serves
 
Bowel Cancer Australia Recipe Winter black cherry triffle 665x308
 
Ingredients
4 cups fresh cherries, pitted
1/3 cup brandy
220 grams cream cheese
2 cups thickened cream
½ cup confectioners' sugar
12 amoretti biscuits or granola biscuits
½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
½ cup grated dark chocolate
 
Method
Combine the fruit in a pan and simmer with the brandy until the fruit is soft but still in shape (around 5 minutes).
Let cool for 30 minutes.
Beat cream cheese and cream and sugar on a low speed until firm.
Place 6 biscuits in the bottom of a large class bowl, top with cherries and juice, then sprinkle with ½ the almonds and half the cream mix, repeat this layer again and refrigerate for 3 hours and sprinkle with dark chocolate before serving.
 

 
LOW FIBRE - Winter Black Cherry Trifle
Makes 6-8 serves
 
Bowel Cancer Australia Recipe Winter black cherry triffle 665x308
 
Ingredients
1 cup fresh cherries pitted
2 cups of canned peaches (in natural juice, drained)
1 cup of canned pear (in natural juice, drained)
1/3 cup brandy
220 grams cream cheese
2 cups thickened cream
½ cup icing sugar
12 amoretti biscuits
½ cup crushed amaretti biscuits
½ cup grated dark chocolate
 
Method
Combine the fruit in a pan and simmer with the brandy until the fruit is soft but still in shape (around 5 minutes).
Let cool for 30 minutes.
Beat cream cheese, cream and sugar on a low speed until firm.
Place 6 biscuits in the bottom of a large class bowl, top with cherries and juice, then sprinkle with ½ the crushed amoretti biscuits and half the cream mix, repeat this layer again and refrigerate for 3 hours and sprinkle with dark chocolate before serving.
For ostomy patients, replace cherries with fresh melon and add twelve drops of black cherry flavouring to the cream mix.
 

 
HIGH FIBRE - Winter Wonderapple Pudding
Makes 8-10 serves
 
Bowel Cancer Australia Recipe Winter Wonderapple Pudding 665x308
 
Ingredients – Pudding
1 ½ cups of peeled and sliced apples
½ cup of wholemeal flour
½ cup of Carman's® Original Fruit Free muesli
½ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon clove powder
½ teaspoon Dutch cinnamon
Pinch of salt
½ cup of milk of your choice
Ingredients - Sauce
¾ cup of brown sugar
¼ cup butter
¾ cup boiling water
 
Method
Preheat oven to 180°C
Mix all pudding ingredients together thoroughly and place in an medium oven dish.
Make the sauce by placing brown sugar, butter and boiling hot water together, mix and pour over the apple mixture.
Place in oven for 30-40 minutes or until top of the pudding is toffee brown.
 

 
LOW FIBRE - Winter Wonderapple Pudding
Makes 8-10 serves
 
Bowel Cancer Australia Recipe Winter Wonderapple Pudding 665x308
 
Ingredients – Pudding
1 ½ cups of peeled and sliced apples
¾ cup of plain flour
½ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon clove powder
½ teaspoon Dutch cinnamon
Pinch of salt
½ cup of milk of your choice
Ingredients - Sauce
¾ cup of brown sugar
¼ cup butter
¾ cup boiling water
 
Method
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Mix all pudding ingredients together thoroughly and place in an medium oven dish
Make the sauce by placing brown sugar, butter and boiling hot water together, mix and pour over the apple mixture.
Place in oven for 30-40 minutes or until top of the pudding is toffee brown.
 

 
CHRISTMAS IN JULY DRINK RECIPE IDEAS
 
HIGH FIBRE - Amaretto Chocolate Mocktail
Makes 4 serves
 
Bowel Cancer Australia Recipe Amaretto choc mocktail 665x308
 
Ingredients
¾ cup milk of your choice
¾ cup coffee
12- 20 drops of almond essence
3 cups ice
4 teaspoons sugar/ or 2 teaspoons of stevia
Crushed chocolate, for garnish
 
Method
Combine milk, coffee, almond essence and sugar/substitute in a blender. Add ice and blend until frothy.
Divide into 4 glasses and garnish with crushed dark chocolate.
 

 
LOW FIBRE - Amaretto Chocolate Mocktail
Makes 4 serves
 
Bowel Cancer Australia Recipe Amaretto choc mocktail 665x308
 
Ingredients
¾ cup milk of your choice
¾ cup coffee
12- 20 drops of almond essence
3 cups ice
4 teaspoons sugar/ or 2 teaspoons of stevia
Crushed chocolate, for garnish
 
Method
Combine milk, coffee, almond essence and sugar/substitute in a blender. Add ice and blend until frothy.
Divide into 4 glasses and garnish with crushed dark chocolate.
 
To take part in Bowel Cancer Australia's Christmas in July and to register your event visit bowelcanceraustralia.org/ChristmasInJuly
 
For more great recipes from Bowel Cancer Australia's Nutrition Adviser visit Bowel Cancer Australia: Recipes.
 
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