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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.

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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.

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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 to create my own version.

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 mousseSummer is here and berries are in season again. This is good news for us as berries are generally quite low in carbs. They help to fill the gap left by fruit.

One traditional way to have berries is to mix them with cream, whipped or plain. This keto mousse recipe takes that concept a couple of steps further, to form a keto fat bomb comprised mostly of cream, with vanilla and blueberries.

It is creamy, rich and very, very high in fat. Anyone who is not on a ketogenic diet should probably stop reading now! You have been warned.

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Low-carb sugar substitutes

Low carb sugar substitutesSugar is finally getting some media attention as the ultimate diet demon. All dieticians now seem to agree that there is nothing good about refined sugar, and everyone would be better off cutting it out completely.

Low-carb dieters have, of course, known this for a long time. White sugar is pure carb, and there is no place for it whatsoever in a low-carb diet. Fortunately, giving up sugar doesn’t mean you will never eat anything sweet again.

Sugar substitutes and sweeteners are now widely available, both online and in the High Street supermarkets, shops and cafes.

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30 low-carb snacks ideas

Low-carb-snacksWhat can you snack on when you are on a low-carb diet? Certainly not the stuff other people usually eat – like pastries, fruit or sweets. Don’t despair though – there are many low-carb snack options 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 carbs counts are included.

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Low-carb amaretti biscuits

Low-carb almond biscuits - amarettiAmaretto biscuit is the laid-back, unpretentious Italian cousin of the French macaron. Both are made with ground almonds and egg whites, but amaretto’s texture is infinitely easier to achieve – especially when baking without sugar, which is of course what we will be doing.

Ground almonds (also called almond flour) are a staple of low-carb baking, so this recipe is an obvious one to adapt. Amaretti should be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They make a very satisfying low-carb dessert.

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