Tag: low carb recipes

Keto Lemon Mousse

I love mousse – the texture and the mouthfeel. Regarding sweet keto treats (which are more Funnyman’s thing than mine), I will likely only indulge if its coffee-flavoured or features a very zingy and acidic element. I am working on a fabulous coffee mousse, but in the meantime I wanted to share my lemon mousse recipe here. I added yellow food colouring, but in all honesty, I don’t think this mousse needs it. The flavour of colouring (while subtle) is very evident to me and I prefer the fresh flavours of this refreshing mousse, as is.
 

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Carbs 1.6g | Fat 32g | Protein 2.4g
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Homemade Keto ‘Pasta’!

I love to give myself a challenge, so here I tried to make my own pasta using glucomannan (konjac) powder – which is easily available online. I am very pleased with the result of my little invention (and, while they look a little, er… rustic… the texture is a lot like pasta!). I used some yeast to add a little flavour, but – like any pasta – it needs a lovely sauce, so GET CREATIVE! (We had it with a creamy bacon and garlic sauce, as pictured – but the macros here are based on an undressed pasta for two. If you like, you could serve this between 4 people as a side option and halve those macros!)
 

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Carbs 5.8g | Fat 9.3g | Protein 8.5g
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‘Spaetzle’

As you know, this blog is where I play, and if an experiment is good enough to share with you, why not? You may even come up with ideas on how it can be improved! Here, I wanted to make a keto version of ‘spaetzle’ – and while I know my lovely German friends will turn their nose up at my effort, Funnyman and I happily gobbled it down (and the truth is, I didn’t know what else to call this creation!). This is a basic, undressed recipe – so its up to you to get creative on what you want to serve it with. I think its lovely as a side option for 4 people, or possibly 2 if your macros allow for it. I added a little yeast which does a subtle job of flavouring this otherwise flavourless ‘base’ which needs a lovely saucy something on it! xxxx
 

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Carbs 3.1g | Fat 13g | Protein 6.1g
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Scotch Eggs!

I am so used to seeing the perfect Scotch Eggs served at The Hind’s Head in Bray, Berkshire (Heston’s 1-Michelin star restaurant, nestled ‘almost’ next door to the 3-Michelin star Fat Duck). Served as a bar snack or appetiser, it is an iconic little dish and the most perfect morsel! They use tiny quail eggs there and I can assure you each one is prepared with a LOT of love and patience!

Anyway, inspired by this, I wanted to try my own low carb version using regular eggs (they are less of a ball-ache to peel and with the amount of seasoned pork mince encasing it, this makes for a substantial, high protein meal on its own!). I used a high fat pork mince which I seasoned. But, using store-bought, gluten-free pork sausage meat is a convenient option. If you choose to do this, simply peel and discard the casings from the sausages and use only the mince meat. Remember though, gluten-free sausages often contain a small amount of potato starch (but that has never bothered me! I would choose a trace amount of potato starch any day over gluten – and I don’t even have a gluten intolerance!). I coated these babies (which admittedly take some time and patience to shape) with my low carb crumb which I love! I didn’t bother frying them, instead I went totes untraditional here and baked them instead in my trusty air fryer. (They can be made in the oven, but they crisp up far better in the air fryer: I tried it both ways.) Enjoy these deceptively filling, GIANT balls of protein – and don’t forget the all-important dip condiment of mustard (we love all mustards, but the sharp and tangy “French’s” did the job perfectly with these!)
 

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Carbs 2.3g | Fat 26g | Protein 43g
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Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus with Soft-boiled Eggs

A deceptively decadent and rich breakfast idea-for-one when you feel the need to make a little effort on the weekend. If you are serving for more people, simply use the plugin below to increase the yield which will automatically adjust the quantities. Alternatively, if the fat seems too high, this recipe could still satiate 2 people. You could eat the cooked asparagus with fresh prosciutto wrapped around them, but I quickly fried the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus to crisp up the fat. However… BE WARNED: prosciutto becomes incredibly salty when heated so this dish needs no salt seasoning – but a generous crack of freshly ground black pepper is always ideal.
 

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Carbs 2.5g | Fat 88g | Protein 2.5g
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Roasted Radishes

This is a super easy way to enhance the flavour of roasted radishes without using any dairy, but still achieving a cheesy flavour! Ordinarily I would use grated Parmesan, but here I used nutritional yeast flakes (very popular with vegetarians because Parmesan uses animal rennet) which is an excellent alternative! This simple, quick recipe is a great way to enjoy the under-celebrated radish (which contains vitamin C, folate and riboflavin).
 

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Carbs 3g | Fat 7g | Protein 3.6g
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Egg and Leek Bake with Camembert (Keto)

This is a rich and tasty one-pan dish that can serve anything between 2-4 people. I advise you share it between 4 because it is so rich! Its like creamed leeks meets oeufs en cocotte – with a decadent scattering of oozy Camembert! Just lovely!
 

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Carbs 2.9g | Fat 28g | Protein 14g
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Garlic Buttered Prawns

This is almost too easy! Here, I cook plump and juicy prawns to perfection – then smother them with a garlic butter. A lovely tapas idea for two people to share! Be sure to use a garlic press to achieve the best texture and flavour as the garlic will not be on the heat very long as it tends to burn quickly.
 

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Carbs 0.9g | Fat 13g | Protein 17g
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Sausage and Fennel Tray Bake

This is such a beautiful, tasty one-tray dish where trimmed, quartered and roasted, fragrant fennel bulbs are enjoyed alongside simple store-bought porkies (gluten-free please, if you can!). I simply have nothing more to add in this intro, other than to encourage you to enjoy this delicious dinner option which is only 2.9g carbs per serving xxx
 

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Carbs 2.9g | Fat 30g | Protein 20g
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Tamari ‘Maple’ Chicken with Mushroom ‘Risotto’

The mushroom risotto is so interesting as the umami flavour of the mushrooms pair surprisingly well with all the other components! If you choose not to use konjac rice, you could try this with cauliflower rice, cooked and seasoned as you normally would (although the carbs will be higher!). This is lovely with a fresh salad on the side, and – assuming you love chicken as much as I do – want two beautiful thighs per person!
 

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Carbs 2.9g | Fat 59g | Protein 47g
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Drunken Baked Camembert with Garlic & Thyme

This is a delicious gooey mess that is packed with flavour and can be enjoyed between 4 people. The macros do not include any accompanying crackers (essential to scoop up the melted mess), but I have a few on this site which you can try, so just run a search for ‘crackers’.. or if you are feeling SUPER CHEESY, look out for my nachos recipe too!
 

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Carbs 0.9g | Fat 13g | Protein 0.9g
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Roast Garlic ‘Noodles’

I really want to encourage you to give shirataki (konjac) noodles a try if you have been a sceptic in the past. They never soften like pasta or rice, but these products are ZERO carbs, which means you can enjoy a delicious meal high in soluble fibre without a shred of guilt (once you get past the texture, but like all things in life, you get used to it!) Please see my instructions below on how best to prepare them to eliminate the bizarre packaging smell. I make many delicious sauces and casseroles to enjoy alongside our ‘noodles’ or ‘rice’, but here I made a delicious roast garlic butter and scattered over a generous pinch of dried chilli flakes for extra kick!
 

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Carbs 1.7g | Fat 26g | Protein 6.6g
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Irish Coffee

I am not sure why I waited so long to post keto Irish coffees, they bring back so many wonderful childhood memories when my parents would host dinner parties and I was in charge of shaking the cream for their Irish coffees. I always stayed up for that responsibility! My mom had one of those plastic retro cream shakers and my arm would ache from the consistent shaking! Anyway… Irish coffees are an indulgent end to a lovely meal on a weekend night, and I often prefer it to having a dessert. If you are very sensitive to caffeine and prefer not to have coffee at night, simply use decaf coffee. I bought these beautiful Irish Coffee glasses just for these, but we often use them for a creamy coffee topped with whipped cream (and Funnyman likes to use them to enjoy the keto milkshakes I make him!)
 

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Carbs 1.7g | Fat 20g | Protein 0.6g
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Easy Prawn Cocktail

This is just a quickie post to remind you about the quick and easy, classic prawn cocktail! I have gone proper eighties retro and served it on a bed of shredded lettuce, but it would be equally delicious over a half avocado! Funnyman and I had this as a quick desk lunch, but you could increase the yield (on the plugin facility below) to make more servings if you want to put this out an a low carb appetizer at your next dinner party – its almost too easy. I added Worcestershire to the sauce as it adds a depth of flavour, but do check the allergen list at the very bottom of this page. I served these beauties up in little dessert bowls because they were the perfect size!
 

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Carbs 2.7g | Fat 14g | Protein 15g
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‘Banana Bread’ (Keto)

I jumped on the “banana-bread-making-band-wagon” but did it KETO STYLE! These lovely, little slices were inspired like most sweet things I make: Funnyman hinted he wanted it! The macros are based on one slice (50g / 1.8oz) and they are just so lovely with a spread of butter! I must add – I have made this three times, and the one time I decided to photograph it, the centre collapsed a little. In all honesty, I still do not know why, but the bread was cooked through safely and still absolutely delicious! I hope you love it (PS – The slices freeze well if wrapped) xxx
 

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Carbs 2.3g | Fat 17g | Protein 5.5g
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