Archive for the ‘Low carb’ Category

Parmesan mayonnaise zucchini tagliatelle with chicken kebab and red bell pepper mushrooms

October 30, 2013

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Parmesan mayonnaise zucchini tagliatelle:
1 medium size zucchini
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp creme fraiche
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Use a potato peeler to make long tagliatelle strands from the zucchini. Stop when you reach the inner core with seeds.

Place in a bole and pour the salt over it, and blend it together. Let sit 1 minute then wash of the salt with cold water. We don’t want the zucchini to get too soft, just loose a little of the stiffness.

Add in the remaining ingredients, maybe some pepper, serve.

chicken kebab and red bell pepper mushrooms:
I had some left over form a chicken kebab form the other night.. too much chicken in there.

So I fried a bunch of Scaly Wood Mushroom (forest mushrooms?) and a little red bell peppers. Fry at high temperature with only some pepper (no salt), try not to stir that much but leave it (the mushrooms) to brown. Blend in the chicken left over cuts.

Serve with (1 minute boiled) butter tossed (1 tsp) sugar snap peas.

Flax meal with yoghurt topping, for normalizing digestion

October 26, 2013

Place 4 frozen raspberries in a cup and pour boiling water over. Mash and add a few drops of stevia to sweeten. There should be roughly 1 dl hot water in the cup. Add 1 tbsp grated dried coconut and 1 dl WHOLE flax seeds. Add more boiling water it it gets dry. Set aside for 2 minuted to let the flax seeds gel. Add in more warm water if/when it dries up, its supposed to become a not too thick cream/gel. Top it off with 1 tbsp greek (10% fat) plain yoghurt, or even tastier is high fat Sahnequark (creamy quark, 40% fat)
(e.g. from Lidl).

This snack it roughly 30 kcal in total ( whole flax seeds are not digested).

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Low carb cauliflower flax crust pizza

October 26, 2013

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4 dl grated cauliflower
1/2-1dl flax seed flour
2 tbsp hamp seed flour (very low carb, but can be excludedl)
2 eggs
1 dl grated regular cheese or Parmesan
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1-4 tsp herbs de Provence
1/2 tsp salt

I used a food processor to grate the cauliflower (but a regular grater works fine), to make the cauliflower rice. Microwave or heat/fry the cauliflower rice to rid some of the water, transfer to a bole and drizzle over the dry ingredients the cheese and then mix in the two eggs. Blend thoroughly and transfer to a baking paper and flatten as much as possible. Bake in the oven at high temperature for 10 minutes, then at lower temperature until goldenish crusty.
I used regular tomato pure spread, seasoned this with garlic powder, italian dried herbs, a little salt and a pinch of chilli, a pinch of stevia (for just a little sweetness) and topped this with cooked veggies like red bell peppers and mushrooms, red onion, topped off with thin salami slices and grated cheese. Bake again until the cheese has melted.
If you don’t want to ruin the crust a trick is to spread a very thin layer of oil directly in the crust when baked and after this add the tomato purée and topping. That way the water in the purée wont penetrate the crust.

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Perfect Fried egg with bacon bits and parsley mint sprinkled tomato

August 28, 2013

20130828-152928.jpgAdd some smoked bacon bits to a medium hot dry pan, let them soften and fry slowly (3 min).

Add some butter and switch up the burner. As the butter is frying quickly add in two eggs, sprinkle with salt and pepper and fry at high temperature! Move around with a spatula to avoid burning and so that the egg white get enough heat and so the butter is scooped up on the egg. High temperature is key!

Chop up some tomatoes, sprinkle with some olive oil, chopped up fresh mint, parsley, pepper and a pinch of sea salt.

Low carb tortilla breads

May 28, 2013

These breads turned out delicious.
The recipe I found here at a Swedish low carb sight
Ingredients:
2 dl milk
2 eggs
50 grams grated cheese
2 msk psyllium seed husk
1,5 dl pofiber (potato fiber left overs that contains no starch)
1 tsp baking powder
2-3 pinches of salt
Oil

Turn you oven on to 200 degree C. Heat the milk to 37 degree ish. Whip in egg and cheese. Blend the dry ingredients separately and add the liquid. Mix together and let swell 5 minutes.
I used two baking papers that I speed some oil on thinly. Put some of the dough in between and flatten with a rolling pin or wine bottle.. Remove the top layer paper and put in the oven for maybe 10 minutes, or until the edges turn brown.

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Creamy carrot zucchini “tagliatelle” salad

May 12, 2013

20130512-201652.jpgUse a peeler to make long pieces of zucchini and carrot. I mixed this with some left over pesto made from basil and chopped olives and some garlic. I also added some mayonnaise to make it creamy. some diced radishes, olives and onions.  This was served with a few crispy fish fingers, but next time will try a real fish with e.g. almond crust…

 

Raw zucchini pasta with hemp pesto

April 12, 2013

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PESTO

Basil leaf (1 plant)

200g of Basil tofu

Hemp oil

Some sesam oil

2 cloves of garlic

Some sunflower seeds
Some pepper and a little bit of salt
May try this one next time..
or
  • 1 8-oz bag spinach, washed
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 – 2 cloves garlic (depending on taste)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil

parmesan can supposedly be substituted with nutritional yeast and sundered tomatoes.

All you need to know about Diabetes (in Swedish)

April 3, 2013

Here is a link to one of my favorite health blogs. Diet Doctor (the name does not refer to slimming down as much as diets that makes you strong and healthy, aka slim?).

Diabetes

In a nutshell, eating sugar and high starch foods is not the key.

 

LCHF – Low carb porridge

January 21, 2013

Two portions:

Add 4-5 eggs in a bole with 1-1.5 dl double cream and 2-3 table spoons of almond four (and in my case a little course hazelnut flour from Lidl). Whip / beat the mixture properly and add in flavors such as ground cardamom (two pinches), cinnamon, vanilla extract/powder, potentially 2-3 drops of liquid Stevia. Whisk it all together.

Add 1 table spoon of butter to a pan and 1 tbs of coconut oil and let it melt. Add in the blend and stir while cooking until it looks like porridge.

Serve with some extra cinnamon on top, a little butter if you like and (whole fat) milk or coconut milk, or sugar free blackberry jam.

Next time I try this I will make sure one can taste the cardamon and maybe try adding in some baking fiber like Fibrex, or coconut flakes, etc.

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Cold rum, egg, maionese low carb sauce

December 29, 2012

1 avokado in pieces

1 dl majonase

2 chopped onions

75 g egg rum

1/2 red onion

black pepper

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