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This pages shows all my keto and low-carb recipes on this site. (However, if you are in a hurry, click on the little graphic below to see all of them at a glance)

Cinnamon Flax Breakfast Muffins (Keto)

There is no need for a long-winded intro here, these muffins are not only high in fibre (thank you, ground flax), but they are also super tasty! Funnyman loves them any time of the day so I freeze a batch when I bake them. If he isn’t enjoying them as a sweet breakfast option, he enjoys them as an after-dinner treat: He slices them in half, heats them a little in the microwave, then drizzles some double cream over: just lovely …

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Roast Beef with Creamy Hot Mustard Sauce

Roast Beef with a beautifully creamy mustard dressing: it looks like your Sundays are sorted! I love my chef’s knife (and sharpen my baby daily), BUT in cases like this, I dig out my electric carving knife. I am not entirely sure why: maybe because it makes me feel like I am living in the 80’s but it is a little more accurate and will ensure that everyone gets a decent, even-sized slice (or two or three) of the good stuff… Check out the Side Dish ideas to serve alongside.

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Cheesy Celeriac Mash (Keto)

My Celeriac Dauphinoise is currently the most visited recipe on the blog so I wanted to try this low carb root vegetable in other ways. Mashed in the same way I do my creamy Cauliflower-mash recipe, this beautiful side dish is extra special because it boasts a unique flavour in addition to a beautifully creamy mouthfeel: simply perfect to mop up all those lovely keto sauces. It’s coming close to Christmas, so be sure to check out some keto-friendly ideas here that you could create for your spread and use some of the Side Veg ideas to complement your dinner. More importantly: remember that there may be “traditions”, but there are no “rules” >>>>  Do whatever you want to at Christmas! (I grew up in South Africa and we had a BBQ – pardon me, a BRAAI – every year on Christmas Day and our ‘dessert’ was a juicy watermelon that would float in the pool while us kids swam around it.) JUST ENJOY THE TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES and forget about how “perfect” your turkey should be! :)

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Keto Yorkshire Puddings

It took a lot of trial and error to eventually get to the point where I could confidently share my recipe for these lovely Yorkshire puds. Arrowroot powder is essential for this recipe to work (believe me, I tried everything) … and then with just the right amount of extra-fine almond flour (its important that its the super-finely ground kind), one of these will finish your Sunday Roast perfectly. My first few batches had an ‘eggy’ flavour, so I added garlic powder and mustard powder to the mix (a twist which worked beautifully in my Keto Chia Bread) – and they do an excellent job of ‘masking’ the eggy flavour without overpowering the puds with a garlic or mustard flavour. Enjoy this with your favourite Sunday Keto Roast – see some ideas here >> where several include a 100% keto gravy to enjoy over the puds!)

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Mushrooms in Bay Cream (Keto)

This dish was one of my ‘accidents’ that turned out simply perfect! Its a tasty mushroom side dish where medium-large sized mushrooms are flash-fried for caramelisation, then baked in a thick cream infused with garlic and bay leaves. I made this dish twice, once with fresh bay leaves and once with dried bay leaves and found that dried bay leaves offer a much better flavour, so don’t kill yourself trying to source the fresh kind because dried bay leaves pack a better flavour punch. If you choose not to have this as a creamy side vegetables dish, it will make a lovely topping for steak or pork chops. You will notice at the end of the recipe, I suggest finishing the dish with a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice, but this is optional. (However, if you choose to do so, I don’t recommend adding the lemon beforehand as the sauce may curdle when baking. Please do it afterwards.) Enjoy!

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Sesame Chicken (Low carb)

Good ol’ chicken! Who doesn’t love it? (And even more so on keto where you can enjoy that crispy, heavenly skin completely guilt-free!) Here, I took the humble drumstick up a notch and cooked them with toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds – before drizzling a little more sesame oil over and garnishing with fresh chili and coriander (< that’s ‘cilantro’ for my US readers). Toasted sesame oil delivers MASSIVE flavour and I love it! I buy mine from the Trose, but not all of them stock it, so you can find the exact one I use online here.

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Cinnamon French Toast (Keto)

Breakfast in 10 minutes? Yes please! Deliciously thick, chunky and very satisyfing French Toast slices made using a cinnamon version of my soft microwave bread. Because its soaked in egg after cooking, I sliced three thicker slices instead of four). The macros are calculated per slice and I have excluded any toppings, as I assume some people prefer a savoury French Toast (like I do!) If you choose this option, simply omit the cinnamon from the recipe. You will need to invest in an inexpensive, small, square microwave-friendly Tupperware for this recipe. Mine was approx. 11 x 11cm / 4.3 x 4.3-in, but its important that it’s deep as the mixture rises and you don’t want it to cook over. I sourced a suitable alternative for you on Amazon, which is deeper than you might need, but will do the job just perfectly. For those doing Dirty Keto, I discovered an amazing sugar-free syrup, which tastes and behaves exactly like the real thing! I have not included them in the macros below (even though they come in very low in carbs), but I encourage you to check it out. It’s called Sukrin Golden Syrup, High Fiber Sugar Alternative and I will be playing around with it a lot more in the future.

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Soft White Bread Slices (Keto; Paleo)

My Quick Chia Bread is the most visited recipe on the site, and understandably so: its quick, delicious and so easy to make. While THIS recipe is very similar to that one in its method, there are many differences in the ingredients used – and I think I found my new favourite! Bonus? This recipe makes 4 slices of bread: how perfect.. now you can actually take an egg-mayo or chicken-mayo sandwich to work with you! These bread slices take less than 5 minutes to make and has no ‘eggy’ flavour which is a common issue with keto breads. The macros are calculated per slice, but I realise you will want to make a sandwich from this lovely soft bread, so just double them up if you do. Important note: You will need to invest in an inexpensive, small, square microwave-friendly Tupperware for this recipe. Mine was approx. 11 x 11cm / 4.3 x 4.3-in, but its important that it’s deep as the mixture rises and you don’t want it to cook over. I sourced a suitable alternative for you on Amazon, which is deeper than you might need, but will do the job just perfectly. PS – All the ingredients are essential, do not skip any of them and please avoid using substitutes. I have done all the trial and development for you (and binned my fair share of duds). Also, we all know that these ingredients can be pricey so I want you to succeed first time xxx

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Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Frittata (Keto)

This is an easy, foolproof and super-delicious frittata that you can whip up at breakfast for house guests or tea-time pop-ins. The stars of the show are the sweet cherry tomatoes in every bite (be sure to find organic if possible). Its a fairly small end-result, so I will assume you will slice these into 4 pieces, and not 8 like pizza – and this was how the macros were calculated. Now is also a good opportunity to pass on a little ‘cheffy’ knowledge in case you didn’t already know: Neither tomatoes nor fresh basil should ever be stored in the fridge. Now you know :)

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Ribeye with Creamy Blue Cheese & Red Onion Relish (Keto)

What a treat! Funnyman and I love blue cheese on ribeye, and with the addition of sweet jammy red onions, every mouthful is flavour-balanced just beautifully. I like ‘creamy’ blue Stilton as the mouthfeel is lovely – but if you can’t source it, try making a sauce instead by melting regular blue cheese in a small pan with a dash of double cream. These macros are based on using two large ribeyes (220g / 7.8oz whoppers), and truth be told – I couldn’t finish mine. It’s very rich. Funnyman, however, wolfed his portion down happily. Maybe this is one for the boys…!

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Sea Bass with Chili-lime Butter (Keto)

Fish, glorious fish! I am a huge fan of all seafood and am trying to include more fish in my diet. A well-cooked piece of fish needs nothing more than a little salt and acidity (like lemon juice) to make a satisfying, healthy dinner (along with some high fibre, keto-friendly vegetables of course). These sea bass fillets have a lovely crispy skin and melt-in-the-mouth flesh, but you can use any fish that you like. I had some fun playing around with a flavoured butter to accompany my fish, so I combined softened butter with chili powder, lime juice and salt, before setting in the fridge and slicing cute discs to melt over. (You could also use cayenne pepper and you can adjust the amount to your liking) Be sure to check out Side Dish ideas on the site to serve alongside the fish for the perfect keto dinner.

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (Keto)

Until the stores can offer us a decent keto ice cream, we are left to our own devices. Making your own ice cream is dead easy and very satisfying. I invested in this ice cream maker that I bought from Amazon and I love it. Its excellent quality and does the job perfectly. Funnyman loves this simple vanilla ice cream and enjoys it sprinkled with nuts or topped with fresh blueberries. Macros are calculated that one serving = two scoops (50g per scoop), therefore one serving is 100g / 3.5oz. All that at 2g carbs! Enjoy!

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Asparagus & Four-Cheese Quiche (Keto)

Deliciously rich and packed with flavour, this quiche is an excellent option for a light lunch or dinner if served with a lovely green salad alongside. I couldn’t have packed more rich cheese into it if I wanted to, and I know you will love it! Top tip: Don’t leave the asparagus whole like I did in the pic, cut them into smaller batons to make sure every slice gets a bit of the good stuff. Failing to do so will make slicing the quiche a little tricky. I would also advise that you allow the quiche to cool completely before slicing and serving. Its delicious warm but like any quiche, it cuts better when cooled (you can always heat the slices afterwards if you like your quiche warm). If you choose to make a ‘crustless’ quiche, leave out the entire almond flour base and simply cook the rest of the recipe in a greased, lined tart dish as the recipe indicates. Out of interest, I calculated those macros if you chose to do that and each slice of a crustless version comes in at 1.3g carbs; 24g fat; 8.8g protein. However, the base adds a lovely texture so its up to you. Now you know..

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Madagascan Vanilla Cream Lollies (Low-carb)

Keto Vanilla Lollies
Keto Vanilla Lollies

I always have a batch of lollies for Funnyman in the freezer (they usually take me less than 10 minutes to make once a week). He loves them as after-dinner treats, and enjoying them most nights has never knocked him out of ketosis. This time, I decided to go back to basics with a simple vanilla-cream. He was not disappointed. Unlike the majority of the other lolly recipes on this site, here I used mostly double cream and only a dash of Greek yogurt for some acidity. I scraped the seeds from a good quality Madagascan vanilla pod (hence the name), but if you are on a tighter budget, you can get away with two teaspoons of vanilla essence you probably already available in your pantry. (Just be sure to check the labels: vanilla paste contains sugar)…

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