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Recipes I've Shared:

Chickpea (garbanzo) Mushroom and Coriander (cilantro) burgers

I use dry chickpeas, but if you prefer canned, then 400g of already cooked and canned chickpeas should be approx. equivalent.

Cheese crackers (0 net carbs per serving)

You can also do this in the microwave (4 minutes per slice). But if you like more than one slice it turns out better using a crepe pan. Please note that all of my recipes are calculated the UK/Australian way, and the net carb count in the nutrition info has already excluded fibre.

Cream of spinach soup (3.7 net carbs per serve)

A wonderfully decadent but super-nutritious soup for those cold winter days. Perfect for low carb induction phases. Filling and rehydrating. Add a little chilli if you enjoy a kick. I have made this using leftover roast chicken carcass and water, but if you have chicken broth that's pretty much the same thing and will save time. Please note that I calculate carbs the UK/Australian way. So my nutritional values have already excluded fibre.

Cauliflower cheese gravy (2.4 net carbs)

I tried this for breakfast over poached eggs. Loved it. This is a basic recipe, remember you can adapt it to suit your tastes and what's in your pantry. Add cream?, butter, spices or mix up the cheese... For example, blue cheese and cream would be a lovely substitute for the cheddar and milk. Anything goes!

Bell peppers stuffed with lamb and blue cheese (5.6 net carbs)

A nicely packaged meal for lunch boxes or even dinner. Make in advance and keep for later. Reheat in microwave when needed.

Dark chocolate and coconut jello (2.8 net carbs )

Doesn't matter whether raspberry, orange or banana. If it's sugar free jelly being used then the carbs are the same.

Broccoli and walnut crackers with olives and rosemary (1.5 net carbs each)

Low carb and nicely chewy and crunchy. Great for Mediterranean styled dips, or topped with sliced tomato and mozzarella.

Avocado dip (Greek style)

Perfect on top of my low carb spinach crackers

Spinach crackers (0.9 net carbs each)

A really tasty cracker, perfect with greek styled avocado dip. Please note that I use the British/Australian way of calculating carbs, so the carbs listed in the nutritional info are net carbs (excluding fibre).

Spinach and almond flatbread (3.7 net carbs per serve)

So many possible uses. Cut into wedges and serve with dips. Substitute for tortilla bread for roll up sandwiches. Or use as a base for pizza toppings. Plus, so quick to prepare that it's nearly as simple as opening the fridge and reaching for junk food!

Cauliflower pesto risotto (low carb)

Around 10 net carbs per serve. I have already listed the fibre separately.

Almond pizza base (6.1 net carbs per serve)

More filling than bread based pizza dough. Quicker to make than cauliflower based.

Lambs liver and olive pate

I've been trying to take the advice of Paleo experts by eating 'nose to tail'. It wasn't easy to put a pack of lamb livers in my shopping basket, but now that I have I must say that I'm very pleasantly surprised!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Blackberry and honey sauce

Just conjured this up one day after I came back from walking the dog with a bag full of freshly picked wild blackberries. Turned out great and I ended up pouring the sauce over good quality sausages, and ate for lunch with a side of boiled baby potatoes. Delish!

Starch-free lasagna (9.4 net carbs per serve)

Why not try a lasagna without the 'lasagna' sheets... LOL. This dish is best served re-heated the next day. I have a real passion for the flavour of celery and celeriac, and think it goes beautifully with beef :-)

Chicken, Broccoli and Mushroom Burgers (3.4 net carbs each)

When someone roasts a chicken, I'm always up for a leg or a thigh. But chicken breast can sit in my fridge for days without any interest from me. So I'm always looking for ways to turn boring old breast into something deliciously juicy and scrumptious.

Avocado omelette (2.9 net carbs)

Officially my favourite breakfast of all time. The flavour, the creaminess, it's definitely worth getting out of bed for!

And I timed myself today, it only takes 6 minutes to make :-)

Low-carb 'burger sized' fishcakes (3 net carbs per serve)

I've calculated this recipe on the basis of having cooked the fishcakes in a combination of olive oil and butter. However, they are also lovely cooked in a virgin coconut oil.

No Flour Pizza Crust (8 net carbs per serve)

This is my adaptation of a wonderful cauliflower pizza crust I found online. Tried it, LOVED it. It's completely ruined me for bread-based pizza now.

Starch-free Veggie Burgers (Net carbs each = 6.5)

I just couldn't find a recipe for low carb veggie burgers. Some claimed to be, but they always included oatmeal, potato or flour etc. These have none of the above. Pure, unadulterated low-carb or no-carb ingredients.

If you count all the grating and chopping the preparation time for this recipe increases by around 30 minutes. I've calculated prep time on the basis that all ingredients were already chopped/grated.

Total carbs per burger = 10.1
Net carbs (minus fibre) = 6.5


Very Good (28 ratings)
Avocado Veggie Crackers

When my mother told me she makes this recipe for lunch every day I didn't think it sounded too delicious. But then she made it for me and... yummy... the combination of flavors is surprisingly delicious and very healthy! Eat as a snack or in larger portions for lunch.


Very Good (26 ratings)
Creamy Shrimp Curry

I adapted this recipe from one that originally used cream. Instead I have used soy milk and a teaspoon cornflour for thickening

Orange Ginger Pork Chops

A tangy and sweet recipe. To save calories, marinade overnight and throw out extra marinade after cooking.



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Low carb favourites
I am loving low carb living! For the first time ever my cravings are gone, my need for huge portions is gone, and my tastebuds are alive with excitement. Real food tastes amazing when it isn't blunted down by the blandness of starch.