Low-Carb Scotch Eggs – a Perfectly Portable Parcel of Protein

Low-Carb Scotch Eggs - perfect low-carb breakfastThe Scotch egg is an all-time classic British recipe, beloved in its homeland. If you are not from Britain, you might find it a bit baffling. But it really is a brilliant recipe. Basically, it is an egg wrapped in sausage. Simple and clever!

It comes out as a small and perfectly portable parcel of protein and fat. Ideal for a quick Keto snack, or breakfast on the go.

The traditional recipe calls for the breadcrumbs coating for the eggs. For our Keto version, we just swap breadcrumbs for almond flour, or just skip this step. Keep reading “Low-Carb Scotch Eggs – a Perfectly Portable Parcel of Protein”

Low-carb chocolate orange cake

low carb chocolate cakeDecember is here, otherwise known as the low-carb nightmare season. Mince pies, cakes and all sorts of sugary treats are omnipresent and very hard to ignore.
One way to beat them is to make your own low-carb treats, which can be just as scrumptious and tempting as their high-carb counterparts.
This low-carb chocolate cake is based on a very simple basic recipe, made with almond flour and cacao powder. I then jazzed it up with some seasonal flavours – orange, brandy and a hint of cardamom and cloves. Finally, I used sugar-free dark and white chocolate drizzle to decorate it. Keep reading “Low-carb chocolate orange cake”

Low-carb lemon tart

low-carb-low-carb-lemon-tart-300Lemon tart is a very simple recipe – basically just a shortbread crust and lemon custard filling. It is tangy and fruity and makes a great low-carb dessert, especially for those of you who miss eating lots of fruit.

Adapting the traditional recipe for a low-carb diet was quite easy.

I just had to substitute white flour with almond flour, use sweetener instead of sugar, and make a couple of tweaks to the standard quantities to ensure it all stayed together. Lemons are naturally low in carbs so no issues there.

The experiment worked quite well and I am ready to present to you a low-carb lemon tart! Keep reading “Low-carb lemon tart”

Low-carb pumpkin mousse

Low carb pumpkin mousseDo you have lots of pumpkin leftover after Halloween? This is the ideal way to use it up – takes about 5 minutes to whip up the mousse, and you can keep it in the fridge. (I should know, as I have pulverised three gigantic pumpkins into puree over the last two weeks, and had to come up with ways to utilise almost a bucketful of puree).
But what can you do – pumpkin is impossible to avoid this time of year. At least it is low-carb, with only 6g net carbs per 100g. It is also a permitted food on Atkins Induction.
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Low-carb pumpkin bandwagon

Low-carb keto pumpkin recipesAutumn is finally here and Halloween is just a couple of weeks away. And you know what that means! Everyone is going mad with pumpkin recipes. My Pinterest feed is full of orange and yellow colours in every shade. I am definitely not complaining – I love this time of year.
With only 6g net carbs per 100g, pumpkin is the perfect low-carb ingredient. You can do just about anything with it – soups, side dishes, breads, desserts, ice cream…
So, today I am going to jump on the bandwagon with a round-up of low-carb recipes with pumpkin. Keep reading “Low-carb pumpkin bandwagon”

Low-carb mozzarella pie

Low-carb cheese pieThis low-carb mozzarella pie recipe is very loosely based on Imeretian Khachapuri – delicious savoury pie with goat cheese filling. Imereti is a region in Georgia (the country in Caucasian mountains in Eurasia rather than the US state of Georgia).
Georgian cuisine is fantastic and Georgian people are justifiably proud of it.
This is why I am calling this dish “mozzarella pie” – with all the substitutions I am about to make to the traditional recipe, I could not possibly presume to call it “khachapuri” without attracting the wrath of those who know. Keep reading “Low-carb mozzarella pie”

Low-carb chocolate digestives

Low-carb chocolate digestivesThis recipe is a low-carb version of chocolate digestive biscuits.

In Britain, digestive biscuits are a national treasure loved by everyone. If you are not from England, they are semi-sweet biscuits with fibery texture, traditionally made with wholemeal flour.

The name “digestive” dates back to 19th century, when these biscuits were believed to have antacid properties because they contain sodium bicarbonate.

They are great for dunking in your tea, and are often crumbled for use in other recipes, for example, cheesecake base. Keep reading “Low-carb chocolate digestives”

Low-carb strawberry cheesecake

Low-carb strawberry cheesecakeIt’s June, berries are in season and strawberries are everywhere. Strawberries are low-carb (around 6g net carbs per 100g), and so are some of their traditional companions like cream. Perfect combination for a low-carb dessert with a seasonal flavour!
I have seen many low-carb strawberry cheesecake recipes (links to some of my favourites are provided below), and I got inspired. I already have  a low-carb cheesecake recipe which tends to perform consistently well, so I just had to adapt it  to include strawberries instead of my usual chocolate flavour.
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Vanilla keto mousse with blueberries

Blueberry vanilla mousseKeto mousse is a simple dessert that helps to satisfy sweet cravings. It’s very simple to make – we just whip up some fat (like cream, butter, cream cheese, mascarpone) with flavours. This version combines a high-fat base with vanilla and berries, for a rich, creamy and fruity taste.

It is delicious, summery and very, very high in fat. Anyone who is not on a ketogenic diet should probably stop reading now! You have been warned. Keep reading “Vanilla keto mousse with blueberries”

Low-Carb Snacks

Low-Carb SnacksWhat can you snack on when on a low-carb diet?

Certainly not the stuff other people usually eat – like pastries, fruit or sweets. Don’t despair though. Many low-carb snack options are available – you just need to get used to them.

Below are some ideas for different situations, for example, when you are out and about, or when at home but don’t have time to cook.

Net carb counts and recipes are included.

Download printable list of low-carb snacks >>
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