Almond Flour and Ground Almonds – Same or Not?  

ground almonds almond flourAlmond flour, ground almonds, almond meal… Are they all the same? Unfortunately not.

As I have discovered through trial and error, there are a few things you need to watch out for. Especially if you are an enthusiastic low-carb baker who uses almond flour all the time.

The article explains the differences between ground almond product variations. Keep reading “Almond Flour and Ground Almonds – Same or Not?  “

7 Ways to Boost Your Keto Diet with Multivitamins

Keto Diet MultivitaminsKeto Diet is easier than low-fat or calorie-counting diets. It lets you lose weight without going hungry.

But you might run into some problems, especially in the beginning. Sugar cravings, Keto flu, tiredness and mood swings can strike at any point.

Can you fix these problems with supplements? Scientific research confirms that you can.

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9 Baking Problems Only Low-Carb Dieters Know (And How to Solve Them All)

Low-carb Baking Problems and How to Solve ThemAre you afraid of walking past a bakery?

Can you hear cakes whispering tempting promises? Knowing they are full of sugar doesn’t make them less desirable.

The rich fudgy texture of brownies. Butter melting on a fresh baguette. Scrumptious birthday cake.

You don’t have to say goodbye to your favourite treats. Because you can adapt them for low-carb lifestyle.
Keep reading “9 Baking Problems Only Low-Carb Dieters Know (And How to Solve Them All)”

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 quiche with asparagus, goat cheese and Parma ham

Low carb quiche with asparagusDo you like asparagus? Some green vegetables are boring. But not asparagus!
It has a strong and interesting taste. Its carb content is low – 3g net carbs per 100g. Serving it steamed with some butter and salt is enough to make a wonderful side dish.
The perfect time to have asparagus is now, while it is in season. Keep reading “Low-carb quiche with asparagus, goat cheese and Parma ham”

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 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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