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Low Carb Recipes

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

  1. Tabbyjoolz

    Tabbyjoolz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I made a whole load of stuff for lunches this week and for the freezer yesterday. Everything is delicious, but the runaway success were these: https://www.heyketomama.com/keto-peanut-butter-cheesecake-bites/

    I just tried one after they had a night in the freezer. They are the nearest thing to a Magnum ice-cream, but a lot better for you.
     
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  2. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  3. PW1

    PW1 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for this idea. I just tried an experiment based on it.

    I love chocolate covered peppermint creams - except they are loaded with sugar.

    I tried some 100% Choc melted with coconut oil. Layered in little paper cup cake cases. With a centre of the solid bit of a tin of coconut cream (Tesco), mixed with peppermint extract to make it just minty enough for me. Obviously freezing at each stage.

    It has almost worked - they taste great and the chocolate texture is just right. But the coconut cream seems to be taking forever to solidify - probably because of my impatience and the alcohol in the peppermint extract. Hopefully I will be able to wait overnight and they will be just like the real thing.

    Next time I might try creamed coconut instead of coconut cream, because creamed coconut still has the coconut fibre in it to hold it together.

    This is such a simple idea. I love how the chocolate comes out wafer thin. Delicious texture. So thank you again, simple to do and taste great.
     
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  4. Shelly69

    Shelly69 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi
    I haven’t been on for well over a year I used to enjoy reading what others were eating on low carb, can anyone help me please?
     
  5. LouWilk059

    LouWilk059 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There are sections titled "what have you eaten today" which you can subscribe to and also add your own meals.
     
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  6. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just made this sauce to go with salmon this evening. It is delicious! Says it serves 6 but in reality only 3.
    Melt 1 tbsp butter in a saucepan and saute 5 crushed garlic cloves until fragrant. Pour in 1/2 cup white wine or chicken stock. Simmer for 5 mins until reduced by half. Whisk in 3 tbsp full fat coconut milk, 2 tsp dijon mustard, 2 tsp lemon juice & 1/4 cup fresh dill. Serve over fish fillet.

    I also add brown shrimp to my sauce. You could just use it as a sauce over courgetti or similar.
     
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  7. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  8. eggs11

    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My first birthday since diagnosis and going low carb is coming up - I've already decided on what I'll eat - and have some Oppo ice-cream in the freezer for a treat, but I'd like to have a birthday cake of some form - a google for shop bought low carb cakes has unsurprisingly drawn a blank but has anyone got any quick and easy 'crowd-pleasing' chocolate cake recipes that I could enjoy and my family would enjoy as well? Thanks in advance. :)
     
  9. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I made these the other day and they are lovely! https://www.gnom-gnom.com/gluten-free-keto-cheesecake-brownies/ Probably not the sort of birthday cake you were after but it does go well with Oppo!
    I haven't tried this recipe but it looks more like a traditional cake https://simplysohealthy.com/low-carb-chocolate-latte-dream-cake/ If you make it, let me know what it is like :p
     
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  10. eggs11

    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ooh thanks so much they both look amazing - if I manage to make either I'll report back!
     
  11. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I’ve made Nigella’s chocolate olive oil cake a couple of times substituting erythritol for sugar, it’s gorgeous and very easy. (I use the forum app and can’t figure out how to copy the link but if you google chocolate olive oil cake and Nigella you’ll find it) good luck and hope you have a lovely birthday.
     
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  12. eggs11

    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @DJC3, that looks great to try. For those of you using erythritol - is stevia the same thing, as I have Truvia stevia I use for my chia seed puddings - would that be ok to use?
    My birthday was last week and in the end I ran out of time so instead had a small slice of regular cake - it was interesting as although it was nice enough I know I would have enjoyed a low carb one more as I'm realising how much more flavourful home cooked 'real' food is - the handful of cheats I've had have never been worth it.
     
  13. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Oh I’m sorry I missed the date but glad you managed a small slice of something.
    I don’t know enough about sweeteners, I should think any that you normally use without affecting your bs, and which can be substituted for sugar in baking ( they usually say on the packet) would be ok. Erythritol says 130g is the equivalent of 100g sugar.
    I’m tagging @shelley262 as I know she does a lot of baking.

    I made this chocolate one recently for a fund raising bash and everyone said they actually preferred it to the regular cakes, it’s so moist and chocolatey!
     
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    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I will give it a go - I have yet to venture into low carb baking, except for some nut muffins I like making - I need to start being more adventurous!
     
  15. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Good luck. I was so happy when I made this as I thought cakes and chocolatey things were forever gone from my life!
    There is also a nice lemon drizzle cake on everydaysugarfree.co.uk
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @eggs11 re sweetners I think the best mix is to use erythritol in same weight as the sugar you are replacing but then add a few drops of stevia liquid which just brings up the sweetness without affecting the ‘balance’ of the cake as many cakes are equal dry ingredients. Another tip is to crack the eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Then whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt to soft peaks and fold the whites in at the end. The yolks can be added in at the time the recipe suggests you add eggs. As ground almonds are heavier than flour this lifts the cake. Truvia would work - but I think the mix of stevia and erythritol is just like sugar. Has no impact on my bg either! Enjoy your baking I love it and it’s great to produce cakes that taste as good as if not better than traditional cakes
     
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    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @shelley262 - great tip about the eggs too!
     
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    boboblck Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know some good low carb smoothie recipes?
     
  19. Tannedhaggis

    Tannedhaggis · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for Sharing. I made this today for the first time.WOW! I am not a fan of sweetners as I am sensitive to the aftertaste, however I found a web site https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/how-to-substitute-sugar/ and used the 1 tsp stevia with 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt. The cake tastes wonderful with no aftertaste. I added a few blueberries and cream and it’s enough to keep me on the low carb road
     
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  20. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Ooh I bet it was heavenly with the blueberries and cream.

    I haven’t come accross that website but will certainly take a look now as I sometimes find the strange ‘coldness’ erythritol gives a bit offputting.
     
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