As I mentioned on a previous post, if you don’t like Brussels sprouts, you are preparing them wrong. Here, I simply tossed cooked-and-drained sprouts in melted Beurre Noisette (browned butter) – and it’s outstanding! (I have done the same thing with cooked broccoli and its incredible!) If you haven’t already tried browning butter, please give it ago…
Let’s take butter up a notch in flavour! Try this recipe at least once – I promise you will not regret it. Deep, rich, nutty flavours that remind me of caramel, a block or two of browned butter can be used to cook eggs, add to your baking, or melt and pour over cooked vegetables, like I did on my Brown-buttered Brussels Sprouts. And more good news: since you are essentially removing the milk solids from the butter, browned butter is even lower in carbs than regular butter (in fact, its zero carbs). If you love it (and I know you will), make a larger batch next time.
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. 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.
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. I enjoyed this with my Keto Celeriac Dauphinoise – both of which are my most popular recipes on the blog!
These are so yum! Crunchy kale 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 … Be sure to check out the other snacks and fat bombs on the site.
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..
Fragrant, spicy, creamy… this low-carb Thai 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). 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 some much-needed sweetness. Simply put – you need to eat this!
Cheesy, crispy keto 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…
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…
No long-winded headnote needed here: it’s a creamy, delicious keto blueberry cheesecake that will make 8 people VERY happy! Enjoy! (Be sure to also check out my Keto Lime Cheesecake Tart)