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Low Carb Recipes

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by sugarless sue, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Lemonie

    Lemonie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is my first recipe post so apologies for any mistakes or if it is too simple :|

    Stuffed Mushrooms

    1 x Large breakfast mushroom
    Butter
    Garlic granules - *I know these are high in carbs but you only need a tiny bit and work better for me in this.
    cheese of choice
    Pine nuts

    Fill the mushroom/s with a slice of butter, sprinkle with garlic granules and top with the cheese. Then you can either grill or microwave the mushroom.

    Lightly crush the pine nuts and sprinkle on top and place under the grill to brown. Lovely with a big juicy steak.
     
  2. llandudno1960

    llandudno1960 · Active Member

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    totally agree great thread that creamy cabbage sounds good will be trying that for sure other good ideas above that i am going to try just what ive been after some good ideas but not too elaborate ta :!:
     
  3. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    White Bread

    1 loaf = 12 slices @ 1.8 carbs per slice

    150 g Quark
    4 eggs, medium
    pinch sweetener
    120 g ground almonds
    120 g Gluten
    2 tsp Baking powder
    1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
    1 - 2 pinches of salt

    Prehat oven to 160C (fan assisted)
    Mix quark and eggs together, add rest of ingredients and knead thoroughly.
    Line and then grease a small loaf tin, fill with the dough, smooth the top, bake for 35 Minutes.

    See the photo here: http://soulfoodlowcarberia.blogspot.co. ... ibrot.html

    Lovely toasted with butter and sugarfee jam/marmalade
     
  4. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Chicken Teriyaki

    3/4 cup Soy Sauce
    1 cup Mayonnaise
    6 chicken breast portions, boneless

    Mix soy sauce with mayonnaise in a bowl, add chicken, cover with the mixture, leave to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes, I actually left it for 2hrs.
    Place chicken under the grill, spread thickly with the marinade, grill 10 minutes each side.

    I served this with a huge mixed salad and oriental cauliflower rice (= seasoned wih coconut, lime and lemongrass)

    Original recipe and photo: http://www.myfridgefood.com/viewrecipe.php?recipe=1597
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    Whitby, when you say 120g Gluten for the bread, what do you mean ? (and where do I get it?)
     
  6. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Hi swimmer2, here is a link that will explain all about gluten http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten

    I buy it online, can get it from ebay as well.

    All the best, happy baking :) :)
     
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    Re gluten

    Hi Whitby jet Is gluten flour suitable?
     
  8. maggie2

    maggie2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is there an alternative to quark? The french seem bemused at my request!
     
  9. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Re gluten

    maggie2 - hmmmm I think gluten flour is gluten and not ordinary flour, any nutritional info on the bag/box??
    Quark in France would be fromage blanc, they probably think you are German if you are asking for quark :lol: :lol:
     
  10. maggie2

    maggie2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Judith I just read the blog on the bread and one person said it collapsed after a while on itself. have you tried it yet?
    Another said they made it in a muffin tin??????????? It looks really good from the photo. Can get fromage blanc no trouble at all.
    Thanks for that. Am sitting on the fence at the moment to see how anyone fares :)
     
  11. Anonymous

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    still confused.. I can find Gluton Flour online (Vital Wheat Gluten Flour) but it says it's for fish bait :shock:
     
  12. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    maggie2 - I baked it and it turned out ok, didnt collapse but still not like the real bread that we are used to, if you wanted to have that you would have to bake the one from the NZ website. I have posted about it many times, but you need a breadmaker for that.
    The bread in question here is good for toasting, we liked it, but like most low carb breads made with baking powder its more cake like in comparison to bread made with yeast dough.

    swimmer - I have sent you a PM with a couple of links, dont buy fish food :lol: :lol:
     
  13. diadeb

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    Thanks to swimmer2 for the Canadian Quiche recipe, it was lovely, Deb x
     
  14. Lemonie

    Lemonie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Onion Bhaji's

    These are not massively low carb but are very very filling so you could probably make them smaller and make more

    Makes 5 Bhaji's
    Carbs: 5.5 each

    100g Ground almonds
    2 Eggs separated
    50ml Double cream
    1.5 medium Onions - halved and finely sliced
    1 tsp Salt
    1 Green chilli - finely chopped (seeds removed if required)
    1/4 tsp Baking powder
    1 tsp Cumin seeds
    1/2 tsp turmeric


    Roast the cumin seeds in a dry, medium hot pan until they start to smell fragrant. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

    Mix together the ground almonds, cumin seeds, turmeric, salt, baking powder and chopped chillis. Beat in the egg yolks and cream.

    Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks and fold into the almond mixture.

    Separate the onion slices and gently fold into the almond batter a third at a time until all the onion is incorporated.

    Cover the bottom of a frying pan with groundnut oil to about half a cm depth and put over a low to medium heat. Using a dessertspoon, fry spoonfuls of batter on both sides until deep brown and crisp. Serve hot and sizzling straight from the pan sprinkled with chopped fresh coriander.
     
  15. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Hungarian Letscho

    1 tin chopped tomatoes
    Pack of mixed peppers, you need about 6 peppers - Economy mix will do, halved, cut into slices
    2 red chili peppers, finely sliced - if you dont want the heat, use an extra pepper instead
    2 spanish onions, halved, then cut into slices
    4 fat cloves of garlic, finely chopped
    250ml sour cream (optional, makes the dish richer)
    2 - 3 tsp Paprika
    1 tsp sweetener
    Olive oil & butter for frying (4-6 tbsp)
    parsley, finely chopped
    1 tsp thyme and rosemary, optional
    1 chicken or vegetable stock cube

    Melt butter and olive oil in a large pan, fry onion until soft and translucent and ever so slightly golden, but not browned. Add tomatoes, garlic, paprika, stock cube and herbs, simmer uncovered for 10 - 15 minutes.
    Take off the heat, leave to cool for a few minutes, stir in soured cream if using.

    Serve with fried fish, chicken breasts, pork fillet or sausages and new potatoes or cauli rice, depends on how low carb you want to be.
     

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  16. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    That looks rather Lush WhitbyJet, I'm drooling just looking at it :lol:

    Think i'll give this a try tomorrow or over the weekend

    Thanks

    Sharon xx
     
  17. badcat

    badcat · Guest

    Had great fun today coming up with recipies to use up a glut of home grown courgettes & yellow Patty Pan squahes - they turned out quite nice so thought I'd share

    1) Courgette & coconut muffins / fritters

    Mix together about 200g grated courgette ( drain after grating to get rid of water)
    30 g coconut flour
    1/2 - 1 tsp vanilla extract
    2 tsp xylitol
    30g sunflower seeds
    1 egg
    enough water or soya cream to bind

    Either fry dollops in butter / coconut oil as fritters (makes 5-6 fritters) or else bake in the oven using a silicone muffin tray or loaf pan
    for 5 servings - 4.8g cho, 2.9g fibre and 83 cals a time

    2) Courgette, Patty Pan, Mushroom and Spinach curry

    500g courgettes, chopped
    2 patty pan (350g), chopped ( like yellow courgettes but bigger and meatier)
    1 bag spinach
    1 can tomatoes
    100g Pataks Jalfrezi curry paste
    1 onion, chpopped
    2 tsp low sodium soya sauce
    juice of 1 lemon
    1/2 bunch coriander
    2 Tbsp rice bran oil
    1 can half fat coconut milk

    500g mushrooms, chopped
    Fry the onion and curry paste in the oil with 2 cloves garlic
    Add the courgerttes and Patty pan, then the tomatoes and soya sauce
    cook until veg are softening, add the chopped mushrooms and spinach
    Before serving add the lemon juice and chopped coriander
    Serves 6
    14g cho, 6g fibre, 220 cals

    3) Courgette, Leek,Almond & Sunflower Seed loaf

    5 eggs
    60g flaked almonds
    100g goats cheese
    150g leek ( chopped)
    35g sunflower seeds
    500g courgettes ( grated and drained)
    25g butter

    Fry the courgettes, leek, sunflower seeds & almonds in the butter
    Whizz the eggs and cheese with a hand blender
    Put the courgette mixture in a silicone loaf pan, pour the eggs over the mixrute and bake in the oven fo around 20 mins

    Serves 6, 4.5g ch0, 2.3g fibre, 255 cals
     
  18. Lemonie

    Lemonie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Creamy Chicken

    Serves 2 - generous portions
    Carbs: 6 per portion
    Cals: 748 per portion

    200g chicken - raw or cooked
    200ml double cream
    100g mushrooms - sliced
    1 egg yolk
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp dijon mustard
    1 tbsp oil


    If using raw chicken, fry in the oil until cooked, then add mushrooms.

    If using cooked chicken fry the mushrooms in the oil.

    Whisk the egg yolk in the cream until well mixed. Add all other ingredients into the pan and lower the heat. Make sure not to scramble the egg yolk or curdle the cream.

    Really tasty!

    You can add all kinds of other ingredients to mix this up a bit. Nice with bacon lardons.
     
  19. WhitbyJet

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    Faux-Rice Pudding

    Chocolate Faux-rice pudding:
    100 grams Ricotta Cheese - drained
    1 egg
    1 tbsp double cream
    vanilla
    cinnamon & Splenda to taste
    1tsp cocoa powder

    mix ricotta, egg, and cream till thuroughly blended
    add vanilla, then cinnamon, cocoa, and splenda to taste

    micorwave on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring once, then drag a fork through, criss cross to give you rice grains texture, stir in more cream to make it into creamy rice pudding

    This makes a lovely chocolatey style custard. The ricotta adds a texture which is similar to rice, but dont be tempted to substitute with cottage cheese, its too salty tasting.
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    Faux-rice pudding:
    1 cauliflower, large
    200ml double cream
    1 tbsp protein powder
    20g Butter
    sweetener
    cinnamon
    vanilla
    tiny pinch of salt

    Grate the cauliflower to resemble rice grains, for this recipe its best not to grate the stems, they have a strong taste (save them and make soup or cheesy cauli mash or fritters later). Cook the rice in plenty of boiling water, careful you dont overcook or it will go mushy, you want a little bit of bite. Drain well. Dont cook this in the miccrowave because the water helps to get rid of the cauliflower taste.
    Mix the cream, sweetener, protein powder and vanilla, make sure there are no lumps, add a tiny bit of salt and the rice, heat through, dont boil. Mix some more granular sweetener with a little cinnamon and sprinkle over your rice pudding.
    Melt butter in a pan until it begins to brown, pour over the rice and serve.

    Its comfort food!!
     
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  20. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Low Carb Risotto

    Its possible to make delicious risotto using the ever so versatile cauliflower...

    First you need to make the sauce, quite thick, for example if you make a mushroom risotto:

    Fry onion until golden, add sliced mushrooms, fry until lightly brown, add dried porcini mushrooms (if you use them they need soaking in water first), add philadelphia cheese or double cream, finely chopped parsley, a little finely grated lemon peel. This will give you a thick, slightly gooey sauce.
    Grate a raw cauliflower to resemble rice grains, cook in the microwave without adding any water on high for about 5 - 6 minutes, add a few splashes of Maggi liquid seasoning, little bit of salt and butter and stir into the mushroom sauce, top with freshly grated parmesan.

    Do the same with a ham and leek risotto, or creamy pumpkin risotto etc - it really does make a lovely risotto that doesnt taste like cauliflower at all.
     
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