KETO COOKING ON LUNDY ISLAND Here’s something a little different: I’ve just returned from our annual trip to Lundy Island. Lundy is a small island 20 miles off the coast of North Devon, at the end of the Bristol Channel and the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean and is the last lump of granite, above
If, like me, you have a sweet tooth, then this truly lovely (and incredibly simple to make) jam is a revelation. It takes just 10 minutes to make and rolls in at 1.3 net carbs per tablespoon. It’s a keto treat you can enjoy in small quantities or in your baking recipes.
This lovely, light dish is perfect for a lunch or a midweek supper. It is incredibly tasty and satisfying and only takes 20 minutes to prepare and cook. At only 3.5 carbs per serving, this is a wonderful Keto dish.
QUICK & EASY CARROT CAKE
I’ve adapted this lovely, moist, carrot cake recipe from my favourite Banana Bread recipe. It’s a low-carb, rather than keen keto, option, but it is nonetheless delicious and worthy of a try for a special treat. I’ve managed to finesse a reasonable option for the traditional cream-cheese filling and topping too. This cake is made in a loaf tin to provide 12 slices and without the cream cheese, it’s 6 carbs per slice and with the addition of filling and topping, it comes in at 6.5 carbs per slice.
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!)
STUART’S GOLD STAR MINCE PIES
This is a lovely recipe, inspired by my dear friend, David, whose partner Stuart makes a non-keto version of these gold star mince pies every year. My first try of this recipe had orange pastry, but I found that flavour too much with the keto version of mincemeat, so I’ve adapted the pastry accordingly and I have to say, I’m pretty pleased with the results – A sweet, vanilla pastry, with keto mincemeat and sweetened cream cheese. Thank you David & Stuart for sharing. At only 5 carbs each, they are now my favourite Christmas treat. x
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.
CHRISTMAS MUFFINS with TANGY FROSTING
These lovely muffins taste delicious, are packed with flavour from beautiful, rich, spices and make the whole house smell of Christmas baking. The recipe makes between 12 and 14 muffins and, together with the frosting, they come in at a nifty 5g of carbs each. Perfect with a cuppa and to have as a staple in the freezer for when visitors arrive.
HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE CAKE with SALTED CARAMEL CREAM
This is a deliciously rich, nutty cake, packed with flavour and the most delicate sweetness of salted-caramel in the cream filling and topping. It’s a recipe I developed from making the keto cake part of my tiramisu and I just know it’s going to be a staple in this house for cake treats. Although rich and sweet, it only contains 6 carbs per slice! What’s not to like?