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