BEST KETO ITALIAN RAGÚ aka BOLOGNESE SAUCE

best keto italian ragú aka bolognese sauce

Best Keto Italian Ragú aka Bolognese Sauce: the classic way…with some keto extras. Just like mama used to make. For real. This recipe was passed on to me by my mum and is the tastiest ever, ragú or bolognese sauce you’ll ever eat. My original ragú recipe was buried within my ricotta gnocchi post and wasn’t easy to find at all. I thought tagging would be enough, but apparently, lots of people don’t realise that by entering a keyword in the search box you could find it. So many readers have asked Continue reading BEST KETO ITALIAN RAGÚ aka BOLOGNESE SAUCE

LOW CARB BLACK BEAN SPAGHETTI WITH CREAMED ASPARAGUS

low carb black bean spaghetti with creamed asparagus

Low carb black bean spaghetti with creamed asparagus: never mind zoodles! Try this and you’ll ditch the zucchini for a while. Zucchini, more commonly called courgettes in the UK, are a diet staple for everyone belonging to the keto club. Fried, stuffed, baked, boiled, steamed, roasted, sautéed, raw or stripped into noodles for ‘pretend’ pasta dishes, this humble vegetable is the star of many a ketogenic dinners around the world. It has even acquired its own vocabulary and equipment…who hasn’t heard of zoodles and zoodlers? How prestigious is that? It Continue reading LOW CARB BLACK BEAN SPAGHETTI WITH CREAMED ASPARAGUS

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

LOW CARB PASTA WITH CREAMED MUSHROOMS

low-carb chickpea pasta with mushrooms

These low carb REAL PASTA ribbons with creamed mushrooms will take away the pasta cravings you’ve had since going ‘keto’. About a year ago, my daughter lost an enormous amount of weight, after having failed miserably through a variety of ‘diets’. I was immensely proud and happy that she had finally lost those extra kilos that had worried me for ages. Of course the first thing I asked was how she managed it. She explained that it was called the ketogenic diet and a bit like Atkins but without the excess proteins. Oh, and she Continue reading LOW CARB PASTA WITH CREAMED MUSHROOMS

LOW CARB RICOTTA GNOCCHI

low carb ricotta gnocchi

A melt-in-the-mouth, tasty and low carb version of the traditional recipe. I love Italian food sooooo much. Bread. Pasta. Polenta. Semolina. Pizza. Gnocchi. Makes me drool just thinking about them all. But ketogenic life is prohibitive when it comes to many traditional Italian dishes because they are often based on what Italians themselves call ‘cucina povera’, i.e. ‘poor cuisine’, so termed because their main ingredient is grains, and in historical times of hardship grains were the only cheap food available to everyone. So how does one cope with staying in ketosis AND indulge in Italian Continue reading LOW CARB RICOTTA GNOCCHI