Category Archives: Low Carb

Date Night – Haddock Fish Cakes with Hollandaise Sauce, Beef Wellington, Lemon Posset

I wanted to redeem myself after overcooking the beef fillet at the girls’ lunch in June, so I decided to make  Beef Wellington for date night.  Keeping in line with the  English theme, I made Haddock Fish Cakes for a starter and Lemon Posset for dessert.

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Burmese Semolina Cake with a Low Carb Coconut Ice Cream

I needed a Burmese recipe and a dessert recipe for my South East Asian date night menu so was very excited when I came across a Burmese Semolina Cake by the Spice Island Tea House.  I paired it with a Low Carb Coconut Ice Cream which I am happy to say turned out to be my best attempt at ice cream making so far.

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Molecular Gastronomy Girls’ Lunch – Salmon Crema, Curry Glazed Fish, Beef Fillet and Yoghurt Panna Cotta

The girls have hinted for a while that they want to taste my molecular gastronomy experiments so on Saturday I prepared a four course lunch for them taking inspiration from the Test Kitchen menu.  Continue reading Molecular Gastronomy Girls’ Lunch – Salmon Crema, Curry Glazed Fish, Beef Fillet and Yoghurt Panna Cotta

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French Menu – Salmon with Beurre Blanc, Chicken Ballotine with Pancetta & Sage, Crepes Suzette

Last night’s French menu for date night was filled with culinary mishaps but we still ended up eating lots of good food.

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Sunflower and linseed microwave low carb bread

Bread is probably one of the foods that banters miss most about their new lifestyle. There are loads of recipes for low carb bread, but most have almond flour as an ingredient which is just so expensive.  This recipe replaces the almond flour with a flour made by grinding sunflower seeds and linseeds – great taste at a fraction of the cost.  An additional benefit is that these seeds are super healthy,   You can also add ground pumpkin or sesame seeds to the mix. Continue reading Sunflower and linseed microwave low carb bread

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Italian Menu – Prawns with Pancetta, Veal Scaloppine with Marsala and Panna Cotta with a Raspberry Sphere

Feeling like Italian food and experimenting with my molecular
gastronomy kit on date night I decided to make a very simple Italian menu with some Heston Blumenthal wonders thrown in for the wow factor. Continue reading Italian Menu – Prawns with Pancetta, Veal Scaloppine with Marsala and Panna Cotta with a Raspberry Sphere

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