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Sweet Potato Pan-Dumplings with Bacon Butter – Good Save

What started out as a tragic, waterlogged disaster of a sweet potato dumpling attempt, turned into a triumph we’re calling  “pan-dumplings.” As usual, I did little to no research, so someone may have already invented pan-dumplings, but until I hear from you, I’ll be taking the credit. I really liked being able to spoon the dough/batter directly into the pan, …

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Low-Carb Roast Baby Cabbage Wedges with Bacon

My sister, an excellent cook, suggested this method for roasting fresh young cabbages, and I was dubious at first because I’m not enthusiastic about cooked cabbage. How wrong I was – thank you Sophie! These tender, slightly charred wedges are quite simply delicious with their plain dressing of fruity olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Low-Carb Roast Baby Cabbage Wedges …

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Chicken Bacon Pasta

This is good, down home cookin right here! It’s the kind of dish that warms the soul and perfect for a Fall family dinner. I double the noodle/cream sauce recipe for my family of 5 and I recommend doing it even if you don’t have a family of 5 because then you can savor the leftovers the next day:) I …

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Low-Carb Double-Bacon Cheese & Herb Mini Quiches

I have called these cheesy puffs ‘Double-Bacon’ quiches because they contain two doses of what is arguably the world’s most delicious ingredient. There are crisp bacon bits on the inside, and more strips to line the muffin pans. If you’re a vegetarian, or don’t eat bacon for whatever reason, you can use fine courgette ‘leaves’ as a casing for these …

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Creamy Low-Carb Cauliflower-Cheese Soup with Lemon Butter & Bacon

A quick yet deep-flavoured soup with a whisper of nutmeg, a luxurious topping of crisped bacon and swirls of lemony butter. This is a new low-carb version of my 2009 recipe for Cauliflower-Cheese Soup: because I’ve given up on carbs it contains not a speck of flour, not a cube of potato, nor any similar starchy thickening agent.  This is gluten-free, diabetic-friendly, and …

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Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Breasts, Fennel & Bacon with a Cauliflower and Nutmeg Mash

A luscious dish packed with all the delectables permitted on a low-carb diet: bacon, cream, dry white wine and golden chicken skin. I’ve developed this recipe for Woolworths’s new Flavour Society, on May’s theme of winter food. Along with my friend Nina Timm, I’m one of the bloggers contributing my original recipes to Woolies’ Flavour Society Winter Pinterest board – hop over …

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Low-Carb Pea, Spinach and Parsley Soup with Bacon Bows

Sequinned with olive oil, swirled with cream and flourished with a bacon bow, this fresh-flavoured soup is quick to make and tastes as lovely as a spring morning. The bacon bow is twee, I admit, but I added it to my soup as a personal reminder a) to have fun with food and b) that a bit o’ bacon is …

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Roasted Golden Beetroot with Spinach, Bacon & Ruby Grapefruit

A warm salad of slow-roasted beetroot with wilted spinach and crisped bacon bits, sprinkled with olive oil and flecks of ruby grapefruit. Roasted Golden Beetroot with Spinach & Bacon. Golden beetroot is a hybrid popular these days among chefs and foodsters. I’ve tasted it a few times in restaurants, and it hasn’t blown my skirt up. In each dish I’ve …

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Low-Carb Bacon-Wrapped Chipolatas with Whipped Mustard Sauce

I took this snap of Happy Piglets (with mustard sauce in the background)while my book’s  photographer Michael Le Grange was setting up the shot.Bowl and plate by my uncle David Walters. Flops and failures are part of the process of developing new recipes from scratch, and often I have to remake a dish several times before I’m satisfied with it. Sometimes, …

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