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#RealFood For Kids: Low-Carb ‘Grannies in Blankets’

This is a new twist on a beloved South African dish: Ouma Onder Die Komberse. Big, juicy meatballs are flavoured with nutmeg, onion and lemon zest, wrapped in soft cabbage ‘blankets’, then baked in a creamy lemon sauce. The paragraph above comes directly from just-published Real Food: Healthy, Happy Children, by Kath Megaw (Quivertree, 2015), and I’m honoured to have been …

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Low-Carb Silken Chicken-Liver Pâté with Green Peppercorns

If you’re looking for a brilliant snack to serve friends and family over the festive season, try this velvety chicken liver pâté with green peppercorns.  My formula is the culmination of many years of making retro party pâtés, and I hope this easy, inexpensive dish will knock the socks off your guests. (Scroll to the end of this page for links …

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Seared Beef or Venison ‘Carpaccio’ with a Thai-Style Dressing

Carpaccio is a brilliant choice of starter or snack if you’re on a low-carb or diabetic regime. I’m always astonished when people tell me they don’t fancy carpaccio, because to my mind the combination of rosy leaves of beef fillet, sharp salty Parmesan shavings, fruity olive oil and a spritz of lemon juice is the food of the gods. It …

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Low-Carb Paprika Chicken with Tomatoes, Green Beans and Olives

Low-Carb Paprika Chicken with Tomatoes, Green Beans & Olives  An easy family dinner with gutsy tomato and olive flavours, freshened with snappy green beans. My fixation with excellent paprika  – both smoked and sweet – has not abated, and I can’t get enough of this gorgeous ingredient. This dish is low in carbohydrates and suitable for anyone on a #LCHF …

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Low-Carb Tomato & Onion Beef Curry with Herby Cauliflower ‘Couscous’

An aromatic slow-cooked curry in a tomato and onion gravy, served with low-carb cauliflower & turmeric ‘couscous’ and a refreshing cucumber, mint and coriander raita.  This curry takes some time to put together, but once you’ve assembled it, you can boot it into the oven and leave it to burble for several hours, during which time you can drift into …

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Low-Carb Slow-Cooked Courgettes & Cherry Tomatoes with Melty Feta

Vegetables cooked to a tender mush are frowned upon these days, and I have to agree with the general sentiment that bright, fresh and tender-crisp is the way to go. I very seldom cook any plant to the point of disintegration but, then again, there are a handful of vegetables that are sublime when subjected to long, slow seething, among …

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Easy Maas (Amasi) Drained Cheese with Capers, Radishes & Herbs

A creamy, delicate white cheese that’s incredibly easy and inexpensive to make. I’m excited to share my recipe with you, and hope you’ll try it, because it’s so versatile and delicious. I’ve used a beloved Southern African staple ingredient – amasi, or maas, a soured/fermented milk – to create this drained cheese, and combined it here with some spiky contrasting flavours. …

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Espresso Pudding Coffee Jelly Surprise

SURPRISE…!? IT’S ONLY 75 CALORIES it’s fat free IT’S FULL O’ PROTEIN with a caffeine kick in the pants. fabulous PROTEIN-PICK-ME-UP… much more fun than an energy drink or a calorie/carb filled protein bar. a pretty little guilt free dessert or a satisfying late night sweet snack attack. ESPRESSO PUDDING COFFEE JELLY SURPRISE COFFEE JELLY…jello 3/4 cup cold coffee 1 …

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Low cal.-Low Fat, Moist Delicious Cupcakes…too easy

are you really serious about that BIKINI ?  go to the gym 4 times a week ? eat fish and vegetables EVERY DAY ? give up on all the sweets ??? NO…but you might want to consider some alternatives… BEWARE…that swimsuit will be moving to the front of the closet before you know it. DIET SODA CUPCAKES original found everywhere …

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Piggy Pancakes…you won’t believe

PANCAKES…yum ! PORK RIND PANCAKES…what ??? pancakes made with crispy chicharones instead of flour…HUH ?andthey are GLUTEN and DAIRY FREE !low carb, high protein. yes…i’ve made these a few times.  every time i make them even i am in disbelief that a pancake made with these strange ingredients can work so well and be so good.  this time i went …

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