Low-carb gluten-free bread

low-carb-bread-gluten-freeWhich food do you miss the most after going low-carb? For me, it’s definitely bread. There are some companies out there that claim to make low-crab bread, but in reality (as this recent post on DietDoctor shows), you just never know whether their claims are true. The best solution to this problem is to make your own.
Making low-carb bread is actually easier than making traditional bread with wheat and yeast. (There are many benefits to avoiding wheat – carb content is just one of the reasons.) Keep reading “Low-carb gluten-free bread”

Simple low-carb brownies

Brownies are not that hard to recreate without any flour or sugar. We just need to use almond flour and a sweetener.

There are many low-carb brownie recipes out there. Here’s my version.

My inspiration was Pret-A-Manger brownies. I used to love them back in the day before going low-carb.

If you never tried them, they are very dense, fudgy and moist. I use a lot of chocolate and cocoa powder in this recipe, so the taste is very rich. Keep reading “Simple low-carb brownies”

Book Review: “The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking” by Peter Reinhart and Denine Wallace

Book Review - cookbook on gluten-free, low-carb bakingOne of the hardest aspects of a low-carb diet is cutting out bread, cakes and other flour-based treats. I love bread, so the absence of it created a big baguette-shaped hole in my soul.
Although I have now found ways to create reasonable low-carb substitutes for most of my favourite recipes, I really do wish this book was available years ago. It would have saved me many messy failed experiments!
All recipes in this book are gluten-free, sugar-free, and low-carb.
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Chocolate cake

Lowcarb chocolate cake recipeThis low-carb chocolate cake is so rich and gorgeous, no one will ever believe it’s sugar-free and gluten-free.

Lots of chocolate, butter and nuts come together to create a wonderfully indulgent dessert.

With only 4g net carbs per slice, it is the perfect birthday cake for any low-carb dieter!

The cake is made from almond flour, chopped walnuts, and sugar-free chocolate. I used Truvia as a sugar substitute.
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