Stocks, Soups & Broths

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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Keto Courgette and Brie Soup

Keto Courgette and Brie Soup
Keto Courgette and Brie Soup

Inspiration for this recipe came from my darling friend, Little Debbie Bryson who makes something similar at her sop-en-dop* birthday party every winter in Cape Town. Since moving to UK, I have sadly missed so many of them. This is for you LDB, I know it doesn’t compare to yours – but I slurped my version up with a longing lump in my throat. The recipe makes two hearty bowls, filling enough as a main meal, but you could make it stretch to 4 servings and enjoy it as a late-afternoon light meal (cup-of-soup) and halve the macros accordingly..

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Carbs 7.4g
(6.8%); Fat 31g (65.1%); Protein 30g (28%)
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Homemade Beef Stock

Beef Stock Broth

Its very rewarding making your own stock and you should give it a try at least once. If you saw all the nasties hidden in the freshest, finest stocks available in stores you will likely make it more often! Ingredients like barley, sugar, cornflour and tomato puree are pretty common in the stocks you see on the shelves.

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