Low-carb options at Pret-A-Manger

Low-carb Food at Pret-A-MangerPret-A-Manger is a popular UK chain of food shops.

Known simply as “Pret” in the UK, you can find one in most cities and towns in the UK. They have also recently started to expand in Europe and the USA.

Having started out as a sandwich shop, Pret now serves a wide range of foods including salads, snacks and desserts. Keep reading “Low-carb options at Pret-A-Manger”

Keto mascarpone mousse

Keto Mascarpone MousseKeto Mascarpone Mousse is the upgraded version of my most popular recipe – Keto Chocolate Mousse.

Since it was first published back in 2013, it’s been getting more visits, likes and shares than any of my other recipes.

Why is it so popular? Perhaps because it’s simple, quick and massively high in fat. And chocolate-flavoured. Keep reading “Keto mascarpone mousse”

Low-Carb Blueberry Tart

Low Carb Blueberry Tart - 5g net carbsI hope you are making the most of the berries season.
We know berries and cream are a match made in heaven. This recipe takes it one step further.
Blueberries sit on top of rich creamy mascarpone filling, inside golden almond-flour crust. Perfect combination of tangy and sweet tastes, offset by contrasting textures: crispy crust, smooth cream and plump fresh blueberries. Keep reading “Low-Carb Blueberry Tart”

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”

Keto Flu Survival Guide

Just started on Keto or a similar low-carb diet – and feeling terrible? Constantly fighting tiredness, headaches or muscle cramps? You’ve been hit with Keto flu.

Perhaps you are thinking that Keto isn’t such a good idea after all… Don’t give up on it just yet! There are ways to get through this – and it will definitely be worth it.

You might already know that these unpleasant side effects are not uncommon – especially if you are trying Keto for the first time. Keep reading “Keto Flu Survival Guide”

Low-carb flourless chocolate biscuits

Low-carb,As much as I love baking with low-carb flours (usually almond or coconut), sometimes you can get away without using any flour at all.

This recipe for low-carb, gluten-free chocolate biscuits is completely flourless – basically you just use cocoa powder instead. You can’t go wrong with that much cocoa!

It takes about 20-25 minutes total to prepare and bake. Carb count is less than 1g net carbs per biscuit. Keep reading “Low-carb flourless chocolate biscuits”

Low-carb chocolate muffins

Low-carb gluten-free sugar-free choc muffinsThis muffin recipe is for serious and committed chocolate lovers.

Just because you are on a low-carb diet, doesn’t mean you have to give up chocolate too! (Let’s face it, that just would not be good!).

We just need to use sugar-free versions of cocoa powder and baking chocolate, and almond flour instead of regular flour.

Overall, one of these gorgeous chocolatey muffins will set you back only 2g net carbs!
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Portuguese-style fish soup

Low-carb fish soupI first came across this soup when on holiday in Madeira, a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic ocean. Portuguese cuisine includes many interesting ways to cook fish and seafood.
There are many versions of this dish, but one common factor is that it always includes tomatoes. Apparently, Manhattan fish chowder was influenced by Portuguese immigrants in New York, who used tomatoes instead of cream common to the traditional chowder recipes (e.g. New England chowder). Keep reading “Portuguese-style fish soup”

Simple cauliflower soup with cheddar

Cauliflower soup with cheddarIt’s cold outside – time to make hearty soups and stews! This cauliflower soup recipe is very simple, but utterly delicious.

Basically, you just need to boil cauliflower in stock, add lots of fat (in form of cream and cheddar cheese) and season!

This is an expanded recipe from the classic low-carb cauliflower dishes round-up earlier this year.

By the way – the orange bits on the photo come from grated Red Leicester cheese, which is similar to cheddar. They are not carrots!
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Keto chocolate mousse

low-carb keto chocolate mousseThis Keto chocolate mousse recipe is basically a chocolate-flavoured fat bomb. Super-easy to make, with only a few simple ingredients required.

You can eat it on its own as a really decadent dessert, or use as a filling for cakes.

It is very rich and filling, so you only need to a little bit to satisfy even very strong chocolate cravings!
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