WELCOME TO FATS OF LIFE®! My name is Monya (my friends call me Monnie) and I am a trained chef and passionate keto devotee! I am the creator of the hundreds of recipes featured on this blog - which I run as a hobby in my spare time. I am also the author of two cookbooks (with a third on the way). My first book, Keto Kitchen (2020) has consistently remained one of the best-selling low carb cookbooks in the UK, and it looks like my second book, Lazy Keto Kitchen (2021) is enjoying the same success.

All my books are published by KYLE Books in London. They are well-priced, beautifully-photographed cookbooks that include plenty of helpful tips as well as macros per serving to help you along. (You can read all the wonderful, heart warming reviews on the links above.)


Today's Featured Recipe on Fats of Life:

Ginger & Shiitake Mushroom Egg Drop Soup

I am definitely clocking this beautiful soup for a future book – so, remember – you saw it here first! It is gorgeous and so simple! Not only does it use only a handful of ingredients, but it delivers massive flavours! This is due to the addition of shiitake mushrooms (fresh, not dried please) which adds an important, distinct umami note that I can only describe as pure heaven. The partially cooked thin slices of fresh ginger provide a little texture and hints of warm, “spiciness” which is equally special. While this keto meal is very low in fat, I think it could be perfect for those who are close to reaching their fat macros for the day, but still desire a full-flavoured, satisfying meal. And, I promise you – this one does just that! Enjoy! xxx

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Carbs 3.3g | Fat 6.6g | Protein 16g
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Ginger & Shiitake Mushroom Egg Drop Soup
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I get asked A LOT which 'special' products I use or where I source them from. It's quite simple: I use Amazon. Over the years, I have tried many products, but tend to stick to those that give me consistently fabulous results. So, I created a handy page where you can see the exact products I use in my cooking and baking, both on this blog and in my books. I hope this helps...


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