Saturday, October 18, 2014

Courgette Hummus

Hummus - the cornerstone of Middle Eastern cuisine is usually loaded with chickpeas. On LCHF that's a no no. So here is a delish alternative :)

Cut 250g courgettes into 2 cm rounds.  Toss on olive oil and salt and a little thyme.  Put in an oven proof dish and roast for 30-40 mins until soft.


Using a hand blender or food processor blitz the courgettes with 3 tablespoons tahini paste, crushed garlic, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tablespoon olive oil and some salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy with seed crackers :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cauliflower pizza

I love pizza.
On lchf you can have cheese.
But you can't have the base.
So I could go and buy a pizza and just eat the topping.

Or I could make this :)

Pizza base:
1 head of cauliflower - grate and steam. Squeeze out all the moisture in a kitchen towel and leave to cool.
250g grated mozarella
1 tsp Italian herbs
1 egg

Mix together well.
Flatten on a silpat sheet on a baking tray (needs to be around 8mm thick). The thinner the better but don't have any gaps.
Pat with a kitchen towel and bake for 15 mins at 180°. Turn up oven and cook for further 10 mins at 220°.

1 tsp Tomatoe paste
1 tsp Italian herbs
1 tsp Olive oil
Mix together and smooth on base.
Top with your desired toppings: salami, ham, olives, mushrooms, bacon,  avo, capers, anchovies - pile it high!
Top with mozarella - use as much as you like

Bake in oven at 220° for 8 mins

Top with rocket and devour!

Dr Paw Paw - my love!

Tashas has a staple on their menu - paw paw, yoghurt, almonds and honey.

I decided to mix it up a bit :)

1 paw paw
1 handful of walnuts
Raw honey
Double cream yoghurt
Lavender flowers

Chop, dress, eat

Thank me later

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Celeriac fries

A delicious alternative to the usual suspects.

I spiced these with thyme, rosemary and chilli. Would work well with paprika as well.

1 celeriac bulb - peeled and thinly sliced into fries
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt, pepper and preferred spices and herbs

Combine in a bag, coat well with spices and oil.

Lay on baking tray.
Bake at 220°C for 25 mins

Salt and serve. Super moreish

Lamb meatballs with cumin, coriander and chilli

Nice to keep in the fridge for a snack or a light dinner with salad and yoghurt

500g lamb mince
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
1 red chilli deseeded
1/2 bunch coriander finely chopped
1 egg
Salt and pepper

Mix together and fry slowly in coconut oil.

Serve with tsatsiki and humus (if you're eating chick peas) and a Greek salad.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Beef shin with orange chermoula

Very hearty dish and very reasonably priced.

2 packs beef shin
1 tbsp olive oil
5 cloves of garlic
2 cm ginger (fresh)
1 onion
2 carrots
2 stalks celery
1 sachet tomatoe paste
2 cups beef stock
Juice of 2 oranges
2 cups white wine
Salt and pepper

Brown the shin on the olive oil. Dice onions, ginger and garlic and sweat. Add diced carrots and sliced celery.

Pour in wine, stock, orange juice and tomatoe paste.

Simmer for 1 hour 20 mins

2 bunches parsley
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 orange worth of orange peel
5 cloves of garlic

Blitz in food processor until fine.

Serve on top of the stew.
So hearty - no need for a starch.

Banting breakfast option

Citrus - I used grapefruit, orange and mandarin
Chopped nuts
Double cream yoghurt

Simple, easy and delicious