TERIYAKI SAUCE Since I discovered Bocha Sweet as a natural alternative to granulated and powdered (icing) sugar, I’ve re-visited many of my regular home recipes to convert them to a keto version. One of my favourite things is Teriyaki, but of course it contains sugar and maple syrup (in most recipes). So, in order to
CHOCOLATE GANACHE This simple to make and wonderful chocolate ganache is made in minutes and can be adjusted to produce a lighter or thicker sauce for the type of ganache you require – from simple glazing for the top of cakes to a cream-type filling for cakes or as piping for a topping for cupcakes
MANGO COULIS My favourite fruit is Mango, particularly Thai mango. There’s simply nothing nicer than mango sorbet, mango coulis, fresh ripe cold mango pieces from the fridge on a hot, summer’s day. It’s difficult on a keto or low-carb diet to incorporate much fruit as most fruits (including mango) contain so much natural sugar. However,
RASPBERRY COULIS This lovely sweet and tart coulis is perfect for serving over Panna Cotta or Ice-Cream. It takes just a few moments to make, can be stored in your fridge for a couple of weeks (if it lasts that long) and one batch will make approximately 350ml of coulis, which equates to 24 tablespoons
CHOCOLATE SAUCE FOR DESSERTS Like the raspberry coulis and the pistachio praline on the two Panna Cotta recipes on this blog, you can mix and match the sauces, coulis and toppings on many different desserts. I find they are all just wonderful on panna cotta, but they are also rather wonderful on home-made keto ice-cream.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Oh my! Treat time. Because it’s sometimes a challenge to find different ingredients in different countries, I’ve mixed three recipes together here to create my own version of this classic favourite. Sweet, light & spongy and with a very satisfying taste of Toffee, this lovely dessert is quick and easy to make and will satisfy those with the sweetest of teeth! It’s only 3.5 carbs per serving and is worthy of any family table.
This Sunday Lunch accompaniment classic is brilliantly easy to make and includes lashings of incredibly rich and cheesy sauce with a firm (not soggy) cauliflower. This lovely dish is 6.5g per serving if you divide the recipe below by six.
(Spicy Greek Cheese Dip)
This is a wonderful, thick and chunky, dip that can be spread on keto crackers for a quick and tasty lunch or snack. This lovely recipe takes just minutes to prepare and the chilli spice level can easily be adjusted to taste. I like it quite spicy. The whole pot of Dip is just 15 carbs and covers approximately 30 crackers depending on how much you like to load them! You just have to decide how to serve it…
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.
SIMPLY THE BEST KETO CUSTARD
I have tried so many versions of custard, but this simple recipe works every time, without separating as it is cooked. It’s rich and creamy, sweet and comforting and at exactly the right consistency for pouring.
This sweet and tangy cranberry sauce is a fine addition to the Christmas table. With only 1.5 carbs per tablespoon, you do not have to deny yourself this traditional accompaniment to your turkey.
This timeless classic is a firm favourite as a starter course in our household. There’s something rather special about plump juicy prawns smothered in home-made, tangy, sweet cocktail sauce. With only 5.5 carbs per serving, this is a nutritious, healthy, keto-friendly option. Served in cocktail or dessert glasses, they make for impressive starters.