Are you looking for Keto recipes? At a glance, it seems like there are many choices.
Google brings up hundreds of Keto websites. Facebook has dozens of pages about Keto and low-carb cooking. Pinterest is brimming with photos of low-carb food.
But not all these recipes are as good as they look.
Keep reading “Book Review: The Ketogenic Cookbook”
Pret-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”
The most popular recipe on this website is Keto Chocolate Mousse. For several years, 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”
This recipe was initially supposed to be a pumpkin-based cake, but I really struggled to make it work. The cake kept coming out as a sorry floppy disaster, so eventually I gave up.
The only part that worked out ok was the icing. So I tweaked it a bit and turned it into a quick mousse recipe. This is the ideal way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree – 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.
Keep reading “Low-carb pumpkin mousse”
Having recently posted an overview of five popular low-carb plans, I’ve been asked which is the one I prefer myself.
For me personally, it is still the good old Atkins. Having lost a substantial amount of weight on Atkins back in 2007, I still follow Atkins Maintenance principles.
Here’s my advice on what to expect when you go on Atkins.
Keep reading “Atkins Diet – What to Expect”
I 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”
It’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!
Keep reading “Simple cauliflower soup with cheddar”
This keto-friendly chocolate mousse recipe is basically a chocolate-flavoured fat bomb.
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!
Keep reading “Keto chocolate mousse”
Zucchini – also known as courgettes or summer squash – are very low in carbs. They clock up only 2g net carbs per 100g (3.5oz).
Zucchinis are very versatile. They make a perfect side dish for low-carb meals.
They also make a great sub for some high-carb ingredients. For example, you can use grated zucchinis in low-carb baking, or make zoodles instead of pasta.
Keep reading “15 Ways to Cook Zucchinis (aka Courgettes)”
Atkins Induction means goodbye to carb-rich side dishes such as rice or potatoes.
Instead, you can have vegetables – up to 20g of net carbs a day.
As vegetables are the main source of permitted carbs, you might actually eat more of them on Atkins than before.
If you are one of these people who never used to eat anything green, here are some tips on cooking Atkins Induction vegetables. Keep reading “7 ways to cook Atkins Induction vegetables”