Keto Celeriac Dauphinoise

Coming from South Africa, a (mandatory) Potato Bake was the highlight of any braai – especially in my family where my aunty and cousin would get frequent requests to bring one along to family gatherings. (They would add bacon and mushroom soup powder if I can recall correctly.) It is a wonderful memory and one that deserved mention here. Anyway, after moving to the UK, I used to make my own version, which was more of a classic Dauphinoise. After going keto, not being able to tuck into one stung a little, until recently when I discovered how low in carbs celeriac was! (Up until then, I avoided it thinking it was a root vegetable and therefore a no-no). So, I adapted the exact recipe I used to do, but used celeriac instead of potatoes. Fantastic results, and perfect to enjoy alongside the Pork Belly and Keto Gravy I posted on Monday.

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Carbs 5.8g
(4.7%); Fat 48g (90.6%); Protein 5.6g (4.7%)
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Pork Belly with Keto Gravy & Relish

Keto Pork Belly with Red Onions
Keto Pork Belly with Red Onions

I have been so excited to put up this post in the lead up to Christmas! It’s the perfect option for a lazy, Sunday afternoon roast. Or, if your Christmas party is small this year and you aren’t a fan of turkey (like me), why not do something different? This pork belly recipe will happily feed five people and features a delicious, thick 100% keto-friendly gravy. Do not skip the red onion herb relish, its the ideal acidic, sweet accompaniment that cuts through the fatty pork.

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Carbs 8.8g
(5.8%); Fat 45g (65.9%); Protein 43g (28.3%)
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Best Ever Crispy Keto Kale ‘Chips’

Keto Kale Chips

These are so yum! Crunchy chips which are high in fibre, low in carbs and packed with goodness – it will make you forget all about chip-and-dip while watching the game …

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Carbs 1.9g
(5%); Fat 13g (75.5%); Protein 7.3g (19.5%)
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Quick-and-Easy Low-carb Phở Bo

Low carb Pho Bo
Low carb Pho Bo

Backpacking around Vietnam with Funnyman in 2010 was one of our best holidays ever! I recall having phở (pronounced “fuh” – not “foo” or “foh”) for the first time in Hanoi – and I was blown away! I happily slurped it down numerous times as we travelled from north-to-south over those 3 weeks! Now, almost 10 years later, and hardcore into my low-carb lifestyle, I wanted to relive those awesome memories so I created a quick 15-minute phở which may not be like granny’s authentic bowl of phở on the Hanoi street corner, but its damn close! I used the (konjac / shirataki) ‘noodles‘ from the UK company Eat Water’s range to make it low-carb friendly. You will love it! Let me know how you get on..

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Carbs 6.9g
(9.7%); Fat 15g (46.6%); Protein 31g (43.7%)
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Low-carb Thai Prawn Curry with Cherry Tomatoes

Keto Prawn Curry
Keto Prawn Curry

Fragrant, spicy, creamy… this prawn curry was made using Thai yellow curry paste and coconut milk. I struggle to find Thai yellow curry paste in the stores here in the UK, so I buy it online. It’s authentic, delicious and affordable. I quickly cooked the prawns before starting the curry (and then added them back in to warm through before serving) because if you simply add the raw prawns directly into the hot curry to cook, you may end up with a bit of an unsightly grey soup and delay the sauce reducing (I learnt this from experience). The sauce is reduced until thick and creamy and then simply poured over konjac pasta. The plump prawns, sweet cherry tomatoes, salty fish sauce, spicy chilies, acidic lime and the fragrant coriander create perfect harmony. I also added a teaspoon of sweetener to finish it off with a little much-needed sweetness. Simply put – you need to eat this!

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Carbs 9.8g
(10.7%); Fat 25g (61.2%); Protein 25g (28.1%)
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Keto Nachos

Keto Nachos
Keto Nachos

Cheesy, crispy ‘nachos’ that can be used to scoop up a generous serving of Guacamole! Try this fool-proof version, then play around changing up the cheese or herbs I used…

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Carbs 2g
(2.3%); Fat 30g (78.2%); Protein 17g (19.5%)
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Quick Guacamole

Guacamole

A quick and easy guacamole dip that you can scoop up with my Keto Nachos! Macros have been calculated on the guacamole alone, so its handy for you if you choose to use it in other ways…

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Carbs 1.5g
(4.9%); Fat 13g (90.8%); Protein 1.3g (4.3%)
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Keto Blueberry Cheesecake

Keto Blueberry Cheesecake

No long-winded headnote needed here: it’s a creamy, delicious blueberry cheesecake that will make 8 people VERY happy! Enjoy!

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Carbs 4.3g
(4.4%); Fat 35g (89.4%); Protein 5.7g (6.4%)
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Keto Onion Rings

Keto Onion Rings

Just because you have given up flour doesn’t mean you can’t crumb-and-fry food anymore! I simply combined blitzed lean pork crackling with nutritional yeast flakes (<-my new favourite ingredient) and fried as normal. Absolutely incredible flavours and perfect to have on the side of your bunless burger. Leaner crackling is preferred for this recipe, so I used Mr Porky’s Crispy Pork Strips – which I have seen available at Tesco and Sainsbury’s here in the UK.

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Carbs 5.5g
(6%); Fat 31g (76.6%); Protein 16g (17.5%)
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Smoked Paprika Chicken & Chorizo Bake

Keto Chicken and Chorizo Bake

This is why you must try my Cauliflower Rice recipe! I added the cooked cauli-rice to the chicken roasting dish halfway through and it absorbs all that glorious paprika flavour. This is a great family dinner that can be enjoyed with a fresh side salad. 

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Carbs 5.7g
(3.5%); Fat 46g (63.3%); Protein 54g (33.2%)
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Keto Cauliflower Rice

Keto Cauliflower Rice

This is a nifty way to mimic rice when you are serving a dish that needs all its lovely sauces mopped up. I cooked down onions and garlic to add more flavour before adding and cooking the blitzed cauliflower. It’s high in fibre and filling. You can play around and pimp it using different freshly chopped herbs or flavoured oils, but this recipe below is a good ‘base’, so go wild…

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Carbs 5.3g
(19.6%); Fat 7.4g (62.4%); Protein 4.9g (18%)
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Keto Lime Cheesecake Tart

Keto Lime Cheesecake Tart

Sweet, acidic, creamy… whip this superstar out at your next dinner party (it serves 8), or simply do what I do: slice and freeze individual slices – and save for a rainy day. Just too delicious… sigh …. 

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Carbs 2.2g
(2.7%); Fat 26g (89.8%); Protein 4.9g (7.5%)
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Keto Coconut-roasted Cauliflower

Keto Coconut Cauliflower

I love the Coconut-roasted Broccoli that Funnyman whips up, but doing the same thing with cauliflower is incredible! At only two-ingredients, this will likely be a favourite in your home as much as it is in ours. Quick, uncomplicated … and simply heavenly. This recipe will serve 3 people as a side veg option on a keto diet, but Funnyman and I scoff the whole lot between the two of us alongside our Peppered Lamb Ribs quite often. He has both dishes waxed, so these are the nights I put my feet up and do nothing but watch him cook for me for a change..

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Carbs 4.5g
(10.5%); Fat 15g (76.9%); Protein 5.4g (12.6%)
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Keto Baked Creamy Baby Onions with Crackling Crumb

Baked Onions
Baked Onions

I love this dish! I baked baby onions in a thyme-infused cream and topped with a crumb made from blitzed lean pork scratchings and finely grated Parmesan. When I made this dish for us, we ended up eating them on top of our grilled pork chops: Lush! The peeling of the onions is mind-numbingly annoying and a finicky job, but the results are worth it in the end. Be sure to keep the little root end intact to ensure the onions keep their shape, but use a small, sharp paring knife to trim it close enough that the entire onion is edible. (And don’t jab yourself like I did doing that …. #BloodFest2018)

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Carbs 5.9g
(15.4%); Fat 12g (68.5%); Protein 6.2g (16%)
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Low-carb Seafood Bake

Keto Seafood Bake
Keto Seafood Bake

This recipe is a fantastic example of how versatile my Keto Creamy Cauliflower Mash is! This is a simple, hearty and comforting fish pie (coming in at 6.2g carbs per serving) and an ideal meal for the chilly evenings here in the UK. I have seen many stores sell ready “fish pie” mixes (usually a mix of chopped white fish, chopped salmon and chopped smoked haddock) which is handy, but I added prawns to my version to make it a wee bit fancier. This dish is just too lovely and I can’t wait for you to try it! Great with greens on the side, if desired.

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Carbs 6.2g
(5.3%); Fat 32g (61.2%); Protein 39g (33.5%)
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