Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Great low carb vegetables !

Swede, white cabbage, savoy cabbage, celeriac, avocado, onion and purple kale. Eat these vegetables and the vegetables in our header. Add some good proteins, such as chicken, pork, fish and eggs. Together with high quality fats. And you have the low carb life style. Less weight, less med's and on your way to recovery from obesity and chronic disease such as type two diabetes.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Lowcarb Coffee and walnut cake with clotted cream.

100 grams of ground almonds
100 grams of walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream

1 tablespoon of instant coffee
100 grams of clotted cream

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter I used a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream. Place 1 tablespoon of instant coffee in a cup and pour some boiling water over the coffee, keep water to a minimum, just enough to melt the coffee. Then add the dry ingredients and mix. Microwave in a 700watt for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and cut in half. Spread on clotted cream and add walnut halves. Serves four, around five carbs per portion.

Lowcarb Beef Bourguignon.


250 grams of diced braising
A handful of shallots
A handful of button mushrooms
50 grams of smoked bacon lardons
1 teaspoon of mixed dried herbs
1 bay leaf (optional)
2 beef stock cubes
1 large glass of red wine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 table spoon of olive oil


Heat the oil (to medium heat)in a frying pan. Add the shallots and mushrooms, fry/saute until golden brown, Remove from pan into oven proof casserole dish. Add bacon lardons to pan and cook until they are lightly browned, add to casserole dish. Finally put diced beef into frying pan and lightly brown each side of cubed beef then put into casserole dish.Make up the beef stock to approx. half to three quarters of a pint, but the red wine should make up about half of the liquid.Bring to a gentle simmer in the frying pan and add the mixed herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the ingredients in the casserole dish, add your bay leaf (optional). Cover and cook for approx two to two and a half hours at Regulo 4 Electric 180 stirring after the first hour. Serve with steamed broccoli and white cabbage or vegetables of your choice.

 Delicious, very easy to make and very low carb.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Low carb chicken and vegetable curry.

Ingredients serves two
325 grams diced chicken
1 small red onion
2 table spoons of Pataks Madras curry paste
Quarter of a medium sized Swede
A handful of button mushrooms
300ml of double cream
Butter, Salt, pepper and mixed herbs to taste

Place diced chicken in a large deep frying pan. Add a large knob of butter. Heat and turn chicken until slightly brown on all sides. Add 300ml of double cream and two tablespoons of Pateks Madras curry paste, stir well. Add a handful of quartered button mushrooms and finely chopped onion. Add salt, pepper and dried mixed herbs and slow simmer for around twenty minutes. Cut a quarter of a medium size swede into half inch/12mm chunks and  boil for ten minutes, drain and add to frying pan. Add some cauliflower rice as described on this blog, or you can lightly fry the grated cauliflower in a second frying pan with a little butter until browning.

A great meal, very easy and very low carb enjoy !

Friday, 9 March 2012

Some good fats.

Top 8 Vegetables for Diabetes

Make good quality lowcarb vegetables the mainstay of your diet. Add some high quality fats and protein and you are on your way to weight and diabetes control.