Summer Recipes

Camp Recipe
This recipe is delicious and can be baked, fried or barbecued.
Greek Lemon and Feta Meatballs (makes approx 16 balls)
500g lamb mince
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teas dried oregano
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
100g crumbled feta cheese
Combine mince, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, oregano, parsley, lemon rind and feta in a bowl. Season with pepper. Mix to combine. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on a plate in the fridge for 30 minutes. Heat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Place rolls on the tray and bake in a hot oven for approx 20 minutes.
These meatballs can be fried in a pan with some olive oil to brown the outside and then finished by baking in the oven.
They can also be barbecued.
Serve with a Greek salad and tzatziki on the side.
Diabetic Recipe suitable for Types 1 & 2,  or for those on a Low Carb Diet
Breakfast Muffin (Microwave)
1 or 2 Rashers of bacon, diced
3 Tbls ( heaped) Almond meal / Flour
1 Tbls (heaped), ground Flax meal (linseed flour/ meal)
3 Tbls Grated Parmesan cheese (heaped)
1 teas baking powder
1 egg.
Place bacon into a microwave proof bowl and microwave on High for 1 minute per rasher.
In a second bowl, add the almond meal, flaxseed, baking powder and grated cheese.
When the bacon is cooked empty into the bowl with the almond meal and mix well. Add the egg and again mix in well. Place mixture back into the microwave proof bowl and microwave on High for 90 seconds. Turn out onto a plate and serve.
Variations – To this breakfast muffin you can add chopped parsley, smoked paprika, ground nutmeg, spinach, sliced mushrooms, granulated garlic, finely diced onion (microwave with the bacon), or any combination of your choice. An extra egg can be added but the microwave time needs to be increased (this can dry out the edges a bit, so it is best to microwave for the regular 90 seconds, remove from microwave bowl, place onto a plate, cut it in half, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for a further 30 seconds to give the middle a chance to be cooked.

Diabetic Christmas Recipe. Suitable for Types 1 & 2, or for those on a sugar free diet.
4 Egg whites (Room Temp)
6 Tbls Powdered Erythritol (Place 1 cup into a blender or food processor and blitz)
1/2 teas vanilla extract
1/4 teas cream of Tartar
Heat oven to 100C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Lower the oven racks in the oven before they get hot. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to beat the mixture until stiff. Place in small piles onto the baking paper. Bake at 100C for approx 40 minutes. Turn off the oven at the end of the cooking time but leave the meringues in the oven for at least 2 hours to dry out gently.
These meringues will not stay white like those made with sugar. These will colour to a soft brown colour. The texture is crunchy but soft with a slight ‘cool’ mouth feel from the Erythritol. However, these are the best meringues for diabetics that I have come up with so far. My mother and I enjoyed cutting out a hole in the base, filling with some whipped cream and stuffing in a strawberry. You could also make Eton Mess dessert with them if you chose to. They can be made into flat little rounds to make mini individual pavlovas.
The Board and Management wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy prosperous New Year in 2018.
Pamela (Home Economist)
(Board Member)


Easy Peasy Camp Recipe

Chicken Killara (Serves 4)

4 pieces chicken

2 tbls Butter or olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped

1 can mushroom soup

(extras if desired, 2 rashers bacon, chopped;  1 carrot, sliced and fresh mushrooms. Asparagus in spring)


Heat oven to 180C. You can fry the chicken in the butter or olive oil to brown beforehand or not. Your choice. Place chicken and other ingredients into casserole dish. Bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours. This can also be slow cooked or cooked in a pressure cooker. Serve with mashed potato and greens of choice.

Diabetic Recipe (T2)  or  for those on a Sugar Free Diet.

Rock Cakes

2 cups wholemeal S.R. Flour

1/2 teas mixed spice or cinnamon

100g Butter, chopped

1/3 cup Xylitol*

2 Tbls of Currants (less fructose than sultanas)

1 Tbls mixed peel or chopped Walnuts

1 Egg

1/2 cup Lactose free milk, or almond milk


Heat oven to 200C. Line a Baking Sheet with Baking Paper. Into a food processor place the flour, spice, chopped butter and the Xylitol*. Blitz. If you don’t have a food processor, rub the butter into the flour, spice and xylitol using your fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Place dry mixture into a bowl, add the currants and peel or walnuts. Mix the milk and egg together and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Place 14 spoonfuls of mixture onto the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown 10 – 15 minutes. Cool on a cake cooler.


*Xylitol has a low GI of 7.  It has no aftertaste and is used in cooking cup for cup like sugar. You would not pick the difference between sugar and xylitol in food. Read all about it on the following websites.

Available from   or

Just because it does not raise blood sugar levels does not mean that you can eat far too much. One piece of cake is delightful with a cuppa. Freeze the cakes in labelled ziploc bags or a suitable container as Xylitol does not have the keeping properties of sugar. They thaw out quickly, just remove a piece 15 minutes before it is required.

Xylitol is perfectly healthy for humans but deadly poisonous to dogs just like chocolate and grapes. Do not feed sweet treats to your pets as they can’t tell you when they have a toothache.


(Board Member)

Easy Peasy Camp Recipe

 Cottage  or Shepherds Pie (Seves 6)

1 kg Minced Beef  or  1 kg Minced Lamb

250g jar of Rosella Fruit Chutney

1 onion, chopped finely

1 cup frozen peas

1 carrot, grated

6 – 7 Potatoes

1 cup grated tasty cheese (optional)


Heat oven to 180C.

Peel and boil the potatoes until tender or microwave till tender. Mash with some added pepper and salt and a small amount of milk. Add grated Tasty cheese if desired and mix through the potatoes.

In a large bowl mix together the minced meat of choice, onion, fruit chutney, frozen peas and grated carrot together until well mixed. Press mixture into a baking or pie tin.

Dob the mashed potatoes over the top of the mince mix until it can be spread out evenly. Mark lines with a fork.

Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45mins – 1 hour or until cooked through.


Diabetic Recipe (T2) or for those on a Sugar Free Diet.

Banana Bread

225g (1 1/2 cups) Wholemeal Plain Flour

4 teas Baking powder

1/2 cup Xylitol* or 3/4 cup Erythritol*

1 1/2 teas ground cinnamon

125g (1/2 cup) butter, chopped

2 large or 3 small well ripened bananas, mashed

1/3 cup sultanas

1/3 cup currants

2 Eggs, beaten

1 Tbls sugar free Maple Flavoured Syrup (Queen brand)


Pre heat oven 180C. Line a loaf tin 23cm x 13cm x 7cm with Baking Paper.

Into a food processor add the flour, baking powder, xylitol (or erythritol), cinnamon and chopped butter. Blitz until well incorporated, or, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs.

In a separate bowl mash the well ripened bananas. Mix in the eggs, maple flavoured syrup and the dried fruit.

Mix the dry flour mixture into the mashed banana mixture until well blended.

Spoon mixture into the lined loaf tin. Bake for approx. 45 minutes. Test with a skewer in the centre. If it comes out clean, remove the loaf tin from the oven and allow the banana bread to cool in the tin. Cut bread into slices and freeze until required in a ziploc bag or container. Serve each slice buttered.


*Xylitol and Erythritol can be purchased from   Xylitol is as sweet as sugar with no nasty aftertaste and can be used cup for cup like sugar. Erythritol is 75% as sweet as sugar so if a recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar you would need to add 1 1/4 cups erythritol to obtain the same sweetness.

Xylitol can also be purchased from

Please Note. Xylitol is harmless to humans but poisonous for dogs. Do not let your pets eat any dropped crumbs. You should not feed anything sweet to your pets as they can’t tell you when they have a toothache.

Pamela (Home Economist)

(Jubilee Lake Board Member)


Easy Peasy Camping Recipe

Frankfurters in Damper

Transforms damper in to a bush hot dog.

2 cups SR flour

30g butter, chopped

3/4 c Buttermilk

6 Frankfurters

1 egg, lightly beaten

Tomato sauce to serve.

6 paddle pop sticks (to aid holding hot frankfurters)


  1. Sift flour into a bowl. Using fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre. Add buttermilk. Using a flat bladed knife, stir until mixture forms a soft dough, adding more buttermilk if necessary. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth (don’t over knead).
  2. Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Roll 1 portion out to 10cm x 16cm rectangle. Push 1 paddle pop stick into the end of each frankfurt. Place frankfurt in the centre of the dough. Roll up dough to enclose frankfurt. Repeat with remaining dough, paddle pop sticks and frankfurts.
  3. Place a large greased cast iron pot or pan over fairly high heat. Brush dough with the beaten egg. Carefully place in pot. Cover with a lid. Reduce heat to low. Cook, turning occasionally for 15 minutes or until golden all over. Carefully remove from pot. Serve with tomato sauce.


Diabetic Recipe (T2) or for Sugar Free Diets

Coconut and Clementine Slice

Base – 130g unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup powdered xylitol or erythritol (can be done in a food processor or blender with a very low                blade)

1  cup wholemeal plain flour

Topping – 4 Eggs

1/3 cup wholemeal plain flour

juice of 1 orange

juice of 1 lemon

3/4 c xylitol (or erythritol, or Natvia Stevia Baking Mix.), powdered

1 cup desiccated coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a slice tin approx 27cm x 17.5cm with Baking Paper.
  2. Place flour, butter and xyltiol powder into a food processor. Blitz.
  3. Press mixture into the base of the slice tin. Bake for 15 mins until lightly golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together remaining 1/3 cup flour, eggs, juice of orange and lemon, desiccated coconut and 3/4c xylitol powder.
  5. Pour mixture evenly over prepared base. Bake for 25  – 35 minutes or until lightly browned and firm. Cool in pan before cutting into 18 squares.
  6. Store in a container in the freezer. (Xylitol, Erythritol, Natvia etc do not have the keeping properties of sugar).

Never ever feed food containing Xylitol to dogs as it is poisonous to them. You should not be feeding pets any sweet food as they cannot tell you when they have a tooth ache.

Xylitol, Erithritol and Stevia Blends can be obtained from

Xylitol can also be obtained from   Both sites will give you information about the products and recipe books can be obtained.

Xylitol has a GI of 7     Sugar has a GI of 65


(Home Economist and Jubilee Lake Board Member)