Simply mix all the ingredients together and spoon into a small bowl. Grab a teaspoon and savour every bite.
1 extra-large egg, hard-boiled, chopped (I prefer to boil the eggs until almost hard-boiled, but not quite. Done this way, the yolks will have a richer colour and they won’t be powdery.)
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, preferably toasted
1 – 2 white button mushrooms, chopped
2 red or green salad onions, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil or avocado oil
1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
Lightly mix all the ingredients together.
Spoon into a small bowl and enjoy.
Toast pumpkin seeds in a hot dry frying pan, shaking or stirring often. The seeds burn quickly, so watch them! When I buy pumpkin seeds, I toast the whole lot and keep them in an air-tight container.
To beef things up a bit, I add 4 or 5 slices of moist, fatty biltong.
Planning a picnic? This mini meal makes the ideal banting picnic fare. To save time, you can prepare it the day before. Pack individual portions into small sealable containers and store in the fridge until you’re ready to set off.
This mini meal makes the perfect low carb lunchbox food.
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Make my super-easy low carb high fat (LCHF) no-bake cheesecakes in no time! Imagine a rich, creamy, deliciously tangy citrus filling. On a toasted almond and butter crust with just a hint of cinnamon.
I developed this recipe for those of us who are following the low carb lifestyle, but who need the occasional treat. The cheesecakes are very small, but are utterly indulgent and will satisfy all those cravings. Perfect portion control!
Everyone needs a treat now and then. Even us low carbers do. As long as the portions are small and the treats only happen occasionally!
I have created a combo treat using two of my all-time favourite foods: beautiful berries and divine dark chocolate.
The hot chocolate, served in individual mini portions in small glasses or espresso cups, is made with a 90% cocoa dark chocolate as it contains the least amount of sugar. I like to serve a small glass of chocolate together with a portion of fresh berries on a pretty plate.
You can drink the hot chocolate, or you can eat it with a tiny spoon. You can use it as a berry dip, or you can pour it over the berries. You can even enjoy it cold. Just pour it into small glasses or cups and leave it in the fridge. After a while it will become quite thick. Arrange berries on top. Do whatever you want with it, but savour every drop.
½ cup cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Xylitol
2 blocks (20 g) 90% cocoa dark chocolate (I love Lindt)
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
fresh berries such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and youngberries to serve
In a small saucepan, heat the cream, butter, cocoa powder, Xylitol and chocolate over low heat. Stir constantly (this is very important to prevent the chocolate from burning) until the chocolate has melted and a smooth sauce has formed. The sauce should not reach boiling point.
Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
Divide between 4 heat-resistant small glasses such as shot or liqueur glasses, or use small espresso cups. Serve immediately with the fresh berries.
Gem squash halves have their own built-in bowls, making them such wonderful organic containers for all kinds of fillings.
I have decided to make a Greek-style filling for the gem squash, using beef or lamb mince, grated baby marrows (courgettes / zucchini) and Feta cheese. The mince filling is richly seasoned with garlic, paprika, coriander, cinnamon and rosemary. These Greek gems make a super-satisfying main or light meal.
Pour 1 tablespoon of whiskey into a heatproof glass. Add ¾ cup of strong black hot coffee. I drink mine unsweetened but you can add a sweetener such as Xylitol or Erythritol to taste. Top with a thick layer of softly whipped fresh cream. Sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa powder.
You can also do the non-alcoholic version. Just black coffee, no whiskey, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder. Call it Low Carb Coffee!
South Africans just love their snoek. Mostly we braai it over the coals. But we also enjoy this oily fish hot smoked − it makes an excellent pâté. Smoked snoek pâté is delicious, served with low carb seed crackers or banting bread.
You can replace the smoked snoek in this recipe with any hot-smoked (in other words fully cooked) fish, such as smoked angelfish or smoked mackerel.
Here’s another very quick and easy recipe to add to your list. Hopefully it will help to keep the low carb lifestyle exciting, especially on those days when you are looking for something new to enjoy. It is also an excellent way of getting the kids to eat their greens! And it makes a great, super-quick single pizza base, too.
If you are are eating dairy-free, just leave out the cheese. I promise, it will still taste very good. In fact, I often make it for myself, just with the broccoli.
You simply have to try this very moreish dairy-free, crust-free low carb quiche with its mild Thai taste. No fancy ingredients required! I developed this easy recipe with coconut cream, eggs, fresh ginger, curry powder and loads of green veggies. The final touch is the pretty pattern of red onion rings on top.
My tahini dressing satisfies all seven tastes that we can detect: bitter, sweet, sour, salty, umami (savoury), oleogustus (fat) and a seventh one, too: kokumi (richness). And it does not end at seven. There are always more taste sensations to discover. They just need to be agreed on and named by the taste scientists!
This versatile dressing is dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and of course low carb.
Only three ingredients are needed to make these magnificent mini meatballs! If you have beef mince, grated Cheddar and chopped chives, you can get rolling right now. Oh yes, and there’s another vital ingredient: you’ll need a non-stick frying pan, as the cheese is bound to stick if using an ordinary pan.