Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Shepherds Pie

 Use the standard recipe but substitute the mashed potato with grated cauliflower or mashed swede.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Chicken and mixed vegetable stir fry.

Ingredients: Serves two
2 Large chicken breasts cut into pieces
350 grams of Sainsbury's vegetable stir fry
6 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons soy sauce
 Salt and pepper to taste

Clean, cut and place chicken in a small frying pan I use a small 8" non stick omelet pan add some olive oil or butter and fry on a low heat until starting to brown. Place 350 grams of the vegetable stir fry into a large frying pan or wok. While the chicken is cooking heat the vegetables in some butter or olive oil at a low heat. When everything is piping hot, tip the chicken into the vegetables and stir, add lots of soy sauce and serve. Less than ten carbs, less carbs than one slice of white bread and quick, easy and tasty. I check the chicken is cooked through by cutting a few pieces in half.

Lowcarb Luxury Lasagne, lowcarb food at it‘s best !

Ingredients serves two
250 grams ground/minced beef 
1 aubergine/egg plant
1 red onion
A splash of olive oil
300 ml of double cream
One 400 grams tin of chopped tomatoes
A cup of fresh grated cheddar cheese
Half a red pepper chopped
Half a green pepper chopped
A handful of button mushrooms
Salt, pepper and mixed herbs to taste 

Fry the finely chopped onion with the olive oil in a large frying pan, Americans call this a skillet I believe. When soft add the minced beef and brown. Add the chopped peppers, mushrooms and chopped tomatoes. Allow to come off the simmer and add the double cream, and stir well. Cut the aubergine into thin slices around 6mm/ around a quarter inch thick. Layer up, one layer of aubergine and one layer of the beef mix, in your oven proof dish, adding some salt, mixed herbs and pepper. Place in oven set at 200c for around thirty minutes. Remove and cover with grated cheddar cheese. Place back in the oven and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. 

A truly great meal, very easy and lowcarb, enjoy !