SUGAR FREE QUEENKETO ICE MOUNTAIN
EASY SUGAR FREE ITALIAN AMARETTI BISCUITS
LOW CARB BLACK BEAN SPAGHETTI WITH CREAMED ASPARAGUS
SUGAR FREE LOW CARB KETO TIRAMISU
SUGAR FREE LOW CARB CHOCOLATES WITH ROASTED ALMONDS

THE PERFECT LOW CARB OOPSIE CLOUD BREAD

the perfect low carb oopsie cloud bread

The Perfect Low Carb Oopsie Cloud Bread: denser, more satisfying and just over 1g carbs.  Amazing, isn’t it? ‘Bread’ with such a low carb count is pure happiness for keto, lchf  and low carb foodies. But you probably already know that. A google search for oopsie, or cloud bread, returns hundreds of sites where you can find a recipe. The reason it is such a popular search is obvious. The ketogenic diet doesn’t allow any normal bread, because of the high carb content of the flour(s) needed. Even gluten free bread is a big no-no. Continue reading THE PERFECT LOW CARB OOPSIE CLOUD BREAD

EASY SUGAR FREE ITALIAN AMARETTI BISCUITS

easy sugar free italian amaretti biscuits

Easy Sugar Free Italian Amaretti Biscuits: a mouth watering ketogenic version. Hands up who loves Italian Amaretti but realises they are chock-full of sugar and therefore bad news. Well. They ARE simply yummy and addictive. For those with a sweet tooth, they are even more addictive than Pringles, I’d say. But they are also packed with refined sugar. Never heard of Italian Amaretti? OMG! You don’t know what you’re missing!!! Forget that the word Amaretti means ‘little bitter ones’ in Italian. Nothing bitter about these beauties, I promise! On a recent trip to Sicily Continue reading EASY SUGAR FREE ITALIAN AMARETTI BISCUITS

LOW CARB BLACK BEAN SPAGHETTI CARBONARA

low carb black bean spaghetti carbonara

Low Carb Black Bean Spaghetti Carbonara tastes wickedly indulgent but it’s only 3.8g carbs per serving. Don’t you just love classics that you can turn into keto-friendly dishes? Spaghetti Carbonara was one of my favourite Italian recipes. With fatty pancetta, cream and Parmesan as the core ingredients, it was always going to be a good one for LCHF lovers. Except that wheat spaghetti had to go and something low carb had to come in. The obvious first choice was zoodles, but the carbs count was pretty high and the result was far from impressive. Shirataki Continue reading LOW CARB BLACK BEAN SPAGHETTI CARBONARA

SUGAR FREE AGAR PANNA COTTA WITH HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE SAUCE

sugar free agar panna cotta with hazelnut chocolate sauce

Sugar Free Agar Panna Cotta with Hazelnut Chocolate Sauce: just 3.7g carbs (2.7 without sauce) Here is another classic dessert made healthy and low carb. Panna cotta is a delicious Italian spoon dessert that has gained popularity worldwide since the 90s. From Masterchef to home cooks everywhere, panna cotta versions keep springing up everywhere. The traditional ingredients of panna cotta are cream, vanilla, gelatine and sugar. Well, my version took absolutely ages to perfect. But I did it in the end! The story behind my Sugar Free Agar Panna Cotta with Hazelnut Chocolate Sauce Yes, I Continue reading SUGAR FREE AGAR PANNA COTTA WITH HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE SAUCE

LOW CARB EGGPLANT ZUCCHINI PARMIGIANA

low carb eggplant zucchini parmigiana

Low Carb Eggplant Zucchini Parmigiana:  an old-time Italian classic transformed and ketofied to reduce carbs, but still yummy! The classic Parmigiana is an Italian favourite and extremely well-known dish. I am sure that Italian foodies will cringe at my ketofication. But a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do to make her favourite recipes keto-friendly, right? And so I have. To make a Classic Parmigiana you use aubergines (eggplants) that you need to coat in batter and deep-fry. I’ve used aubergines together with courgettes (zucchini) because the latter contains fewer carbs. Instead of coating them in batter and frying Continue reading LOW CARB EGGPLANT ZUCCHINI PARMIGIANA

SUGAR FREE LOW CARB CHOCOLATE VANILLA BROWNIES

sugar free low carb chocolate vanilla brownies

Sugar Free Low Carb Chocolate Vanilla Brownies: probably the healthiest snack in the world, and just 1g carbs each. Can my brownies deserve to make such a claim? I think so. Just check out the list of ingredients and you’ll agree too. When I put together this recipe, my intention was to make something that packed health benefits galore, rather than just make brownies for the sake of it. So, yes, you’ll be a little surprised to find so many foods are involved. Especially when you can find plenty of brownie recipes Continue reading SUGAR FREE LOW CARB CHOCOLATE VANILLA BROWNIES

POTATO FREE LOW CARB FRENCH FRIES

potato free low carb french fries

Potato Free Low Carb French Fries: just 7.6g carbs for each serving. Finding a vegetable that can substitute potatoes. The one thing that the ketogenic family misses the most, is French Fries, together with their fatter cousins, chips. Try as you might, you cannot fake the feel and taste of real potato French fries or chips with vegetables. I gave it a shot with swedes, with turnips and with celeriac. I tried baking them after boiling them first and I tried baking them raw. Nope. They shrunk immensely, they did not become crispy and they tasted nothing like the Continue reading POTATO FREE LOW CARB FRENCH FRIES

SUGAR FREE LOW CARB LUPIN PANCAKE

sugar free low carb lupin pancake

Sugar Free Low Carb Lupin Pancake…because we all love pancakes, right? Pancake or Crêpe? What’s the difference? So let’s start by clarifying the pancake v. crêpe conundrum. In the US, pancakes are small, soft, thick and fluffy. They’re like spongy little pillows, and Americans eat them for breakfast. In the UK, pancakes are larger, flat, thin and traditionally served with lemon and caster sugar on pancake day. The British eat them as a dessert. In Italy, we have crêpes. Italians eat them as snacks. They smother Nutella all over and then sprinkle crushed hazelnuts and icing sugar on top. They are very similar Continue reading SUGAR FREE LOW CARB LUPIN PANCAKE

WRAPPED MELON WITH BURRATA PUGLIESE

wrapped melon with burrata pugliese

Wrapped Melon with Burrata Pugliese: a quick summer lunch with 9.6g carbs and plenty of good fats for the keto, lchf, gluten free, grain free diet. Melon isn’t usually on the keto shopping list, as it’s regarded as having way too many carbs. I think that, providing you stick to no more than 100g, i.e. 2-3 thin slices, the carbs count isn’t prohibitive. Muskmelons have an intense flavour and impressive health stats. They are extremely common in Italy throughout summer. Definitely my favourite. It’s a real shame that the UK seems to only Continue reading WRAPPED MELON WITH BURRATA PUGLIESE

SUGAR FREE PEANUT BUTTER SOFT RINGS

sugar free peanut butter soft rings

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Soft Rings: low carb, lchf, grain free and gluten free. Just 2.5g carbs each. I’ve finally made something with peanut butter. I realise it may not be big deal for someone else, but it is for me. When I converted to the keto lifestyle and looked for food ideas, hundreds of peanut butter dessert recipes came up, but I didn’t bother to read any of them, let alone try any. I’d never been a fan. To my mind, you spread peanut butter on toast when you had Continue reading SUGAR FREE PEANUT BUTTER SOFT RINGS