Recipes

Cooking is a wonderful creative outlet for me.  I have no formal training but have been experimenting with various cooking techniques from a young age.  Here you will find recipes made with love from the heart, big on taste and flavour and unpretentious.  Just good, simple food!

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Low Carb Recipes | Low Carb Snacks

Whether you are limiting your carbohydrates to 50 gram per day or only limiting yourself to one complex  carbohydrate meal in the first half of the day we will have mouth watering recipes to tantalise and delight you.  There is no limit to how creative you can get with a low carbohydrate diet.  Enjoy!!

Healthy mushroom soup

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I just LOVE my healthy soup recipes and this is one of them.  Using wild mushrooms rather than regular button mushrooms adds wonderful flavour to this creamy soup. Try a blend of cremini, porcini or shiitake. If you are trying to avoid alcohol, replace the sherry with an additional 1/2 cup of broth.

Flax seed muffin with cinnamon

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This is one of those flax seed recipes that just hits the spot every time.  It only requires a coffee mug and a few ingredients to make the "dough" Very nutritious, high in fibre and low in carbs, its the perfect get up and go breakfast.  Delicious when cut open when piping hot and serve with just a scraping of cream cheese.  

Low carb moussaka

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Moussaka is predominantly an egg plant (aubergine) based dish popular in the Eastern Mediterranean.  Consisting mainly of minced lamb and veggies. It is almost low carb cooked the traditional way. The only substitution made here is the topping – traditionally, white or Béchamel sauce is used. Using ricotta cheese as a replacement gets rid of the only high carb ingredient!

Low carb bread

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We all know that we need to avoid sugar but are you eating whole wheat bread?  Whole wheat bread is very high in sugar and eating just two slices is the equivalent of eating a sugary chocolate.  Whole wheat bread has a glycaemic index of 72 while white bread is 69.  

Chickpea, lentil and feta salad

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Pulses are 20 to 25% protein by weight.  Studies have also shown that consuming pulses can result in more stable blood glucose levels after meals.  For people trying to lose weight, pulses are high in fibre and protein, low in fat and moderate in calories. One cup of cooked lentils or dry peas contains about half of the daily fibre recommendation for adults. Foods higher in fibre content usually help people feel “full” or satiated at mealtime.  Please note that legumes (lentils and chickpea's) are only permissable during phase 3 of Atkins.