PERSIAN LEMON CHICKEN SKEWERS This wonderful recipe has been inspired by tasting the wonderful lemon chicken wings our Persian neighbours have shared with us at our annual neighbourhood BBQ. It’s their family recipe, which has been a favourite for many years and is always a feature at our get-togethers. Served with Persian Rice (made the
HEARTY CHEESE BURGERS
These simple and delicious burgers are a real treat on a keto diet. Hearty, filling and satisfying and packing a wonderful taste, they are a weekly treat in our house. I use the ‘Simply the Best Bread Rolls’ for the filler-bread and the best, leaner minced beef you can get from your local butcher or supermarket. You can choose which cheese to use and whether to gently sauteé your onion in the juices from the burgers, or have the onion raw. These lovely burgers are only 5 carbs each.
TOAD IN THE HOLE
This lovely family favourite is so quick and easy to make and gives you that really satisfying, traditional, home-cooked supper feeling. Using this blog’s Yorkshire Pudding recipe and simple pork sausages from our local butcher, I can’t think of a much better choice for a cold, rainy evening. There are 10g of carbs per serving.
STEAMED MONKFISH & PARSLEY SAUCE
This is a wonderful, quick and easy, dish to prepare for supper (or even a substantial lunch). The meatiness of the monkfish provides for a filling and satisfying meal and at less than 4 carbs per serving, this is a perfect keto meal, full of flavour and goodness. You’ll need a steamer for this recipe, but this could be cooked with the fish wrapped in a greaseproof paper parcel and baked in the oven.
AMAZING YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS Being a Yorkshire lass, there’s nothing better than Sunday Lunch (or any lunch for that matter) including Yorkshire Puddings so, it’s been a relief and a welcome revelation for me to discover that Yorkshires can be made without using wheat. Although Arrowroot (the wheat substitute) contains some starch carbohydrate, Yorkshire made this
BACON & BRIE TARTLETS
These lovely little tartlets are so easy to make and are a delicious lunch or supper, served hot or cold, with roasted vegetables (keto-allowed veg) or a green salad. They just contain 4g of carbs each (so the men in the house can easily eat two!)
This lovely winter dish has been given the keto treatment by using cauliflower mash. When I first tried it on my family, they hadn’t even realised it wasn’t potato mash! It’s just 10g of carbs per serving, but with some steamed or creamed spinach, you’ll not need much else.
CHEESE & ONION QUICHE
This wonderfully easy quiche is a staple in our family. You can dress it up or down as you like and served with either a green salad or some keto-friendly vegetables, it’s a must. With only 10g carbs per serving, it’s likely to become a go-to quick, supper or lunch for you too!
RUSTIC MINCED BEEF PIE
Wonderful rustic suet pastry crust on top of a minced-beef, onion and mushroom filling. A true winter-warmer that is full of flavour and only 7.5 carbs per serving.
A firm family favourite of ours, I just had to adapt our traditional family recipe to enable us to continue to enjoy it whilst observing our keto and low-carb diets. We like quite large portions, so this comes out at 9g each if you cut 6 portions from the recipe. Using courgettes in place of the regular pasta has been a revelation. It works!
This is a wonderfully tasty and quick dish to prepare. Packed full of flavour, the prawns and zucchini in a rich creamy cheese sauce is a perfect dish to serve alone, with a slice of keto bread or as an accompaniment to roast chicken or a hearty sirloin steak. With only 9.5 carbs per serving as a meal or 5 carbs as an accompaniment, this is a hearty and delicious addition to any keto menu.
ROAST CHICKEN BREASTS WITH
LEMON & HERBS
This is one of those wonderful rustic dishes that takes just 10 minutes to prepare in the morning and then is simply put into the oven to bake, with an enticing aroma of tangy lemon and herbs filling the kitchen. With only 4 carbs per portion, this is a hearty and delicious addition to any menu.