LOW CARB SPINACH AND RICOTTA CANNELLONI

low carb spinach and ricotta cannelloni

 Low Carb Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni: if you loved cannelloni, this recipe is what you need to satisfy those cravings. If you used to enjoy baked pasta dishes and you feel that you’ve been missing out since your ketogenic lifestyle took over, this low carb spinach and ricotta cannelloni is just perfect. Traditional cannelloni are pasta tubes you stuff with a filling of choice, that you then cover with a sauce and bake. However, pasta = wheat, which is the keto nemesis. So how can you possibly savour a traditional spinach and ricotta cannelloni dish Continue reading LOW CARB SPINACH AND RICOTTA CANNELLONI

MAKE YOUR OWN SUGAR FREE VANILLA PASTE

make your own sugar free vanilla paste

Ever wondered how to make your own sugar free vanilla paste? I did. It was always a mission trying to find good vanilla extract and good vanilla paste that didn’t cost the earth, never mind trying to find an organic one. Then it dawned on me that if I could make my own stevia extract, peppermint extract, lemon extract, orange extract, and so on, I should be able to make my own vanilla extract as well!   My method is the same no matter what flavour extract I want to obtain: main ingredient + vodka. Continue reading MAKE YOUR OWN SUGAR FREE VANILLA PASTE

MAKE YOUR OWN SUGAR FREE ICING SUGAR

make your own sugar free icing sugar

3 easy options for sugar free icing sugar. Lots of recipes require icing sugar, either in the batter mix or as a sprinkled topping. So what do you do if you’re following the ketogenic lifestyle? Simple. You make it yourself. If you have a sweet tooth or you like baking desserts for your family, your keto baking arsenal should include stevia and erythritol. Be wary of cheap brands of ‘stevia’ that are not pure and include bulking agents and even sugars! The only powder stevia I use is this one. I know it’s Continue reading MAKE YOUR OWN SUGAR FREE ICING SUGAR

LOW CARB SMOKED MACKEREL PATE

low carb smocked mackerel pate

How to make low carb smoked mackerel pate in just ONE step. 100% healthy, ketogenic and easy. Extremely low carb, chemicals free, fillers free, additive free, gluten free, grain free, sugar free. No shop bought version can match that! The recipe came about because I couldn’t think what to have for lunch, but I knew I wanted something different from the usual eggs, bacon, salami or cheese. After rummaging in the fridge and cupboard, I pulled out a tub of mascarpone, an avocado that was getting beyond soft and needed to be eaten, Continue reading LOW CARB SMOKED MACKEREL PATE

SUGAR FREE LOW CARB HAZELNUT MUFFINS

sugar free low carb hazelnut muffins

These sugar free low carb hazelnut muffins are perfect for Mother’s Day. Actually, no. They’re perfect for every occasion. Are you a keto mum who wants to impress her family with something extra nice for Mother’s Day? Are you looking to impress your mum on Mother’s Day with a special keto dessert that you’ve baked with love? Either way, these sugar free low carb hazelnut muffins will be enjoyed by everyone. In my view, the secret of successful keto baking is to make it impossible for anyone – keto or not – to Continue reading SUGAR FREE LOW CARB HAZELNUT MUFFINS

LOW CARB HEALTHY CHEESE BURGERS

low carb healthy cheese burgers

You can make these tasty low carb healthy cheeseburgers in less time than it would take you to go to the shop and buy ready-made ones. Packaged burgers are full of fillers and additives. Even ‘premium’ ones cannot beat home made patties made with YOUR choice of minced meat, YOUR choice of herbs and spices, and YOUR choice of flavourings.  I must admit that, before my ketogenic days, I too used to buy burgers at the supermarket. It used to take me ages to choose the ‘best’ ones. I would spend literally Continue reading LOW CARB HEALTHY CHEESE BURGERS