Keto and Low Carb High Fat Recipes

This year can only be called the year of the cucumber. In the spring I just stuck some cucumber seeds at random on my allotment, and they all seem to have grown like weeds. I fact I picked so many cucumbers I have been trying to think of ways I could cook them to preserve them a bit…

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The chef salad is said to have originated at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in the 1940s. Although numerous versions of this salad are mentioned in cookery books it is generally considered to be a mixture of lettuce, cheese, cold meats, boiled eggs with a piquant dressing. Sometimes recipes feature other salad vegetables that can be added for example radish, tomatoes, avocados and cucumber. For…

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Carrot and Coriander Soup: Every-one’s favourite carrot soup.   This recipe serves 4. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion chopped into large dice 450g carrots chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 2 parsnips chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 1 teaspoon ground coriander A good handful of fresh coriander/cilantro Salt and pepper to taste Take a large pan and…

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Rosemary (romarinus officinalis) is a woody herb that has a great affinity with lamb and is used extensively in the countries around the Mediterranean like France and Italy. I love the taste of rosemary it has a strong resinous taste, but it should always be remembered that it is easy to overdo. I particularly enjoy using rosemary in combination with garlic. It is easy…

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Chimichurri is a sauce that can be used as both a marinade or a sauce for meat dishes. This dish has its origins in the cuisine of Argentina were it has become almost a national dish. There are any number of chimichurri sauce recipes out there. Generally a chimichurri recipe has plenty of garlic and parsley, however some versions call…

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This year I thought I would try cooking my Christmas day roast turkey using the cheese cloth method. I think I first saw this method demonstrated on the food channel, but I really can’t remember which program this was on. So I found this method explained in one of Martha Stewart Roast Turkey Recipes ( she has more than one!). In her recipe, she stuffs the…

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I came up with this feta cheese and bacon salad mixture just using up some of the ingredients that were in my refrigerator.  Bacon is a great ingredient in salads at any time, but mixed together with Feta Cheese and black olives makes a great salad. I often use bacon as a replacement for bread croutons. This recipe features one of my favorite salad dressings – Caesar –  but…

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The pork tenderloin is a very tender joint of pork that runs either side of the loin. This joint of pork has naturally little fat. To prevent the meat from drying out, it is a good idea to marinade the pork. This is the pork equivalent to fillet steak. Recipes with tenderloin often involve stuffing the tenderloins to keep the…

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This tzatziki recipe is commonly found as a sauce with grilled meats in countries such as Greece and Cyprus. In Greece Tzatziki is often served with the mezze course (a collection of small dishes served at the start of the meal), and dishes called Souvlaki which are small grilled kebabs usually made from lamb. Tzatziki does not keep well…

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Traditionally tapenade recipes are made from a mixture of capers, anchovies, lemon juice and olive oil. The name tapenade derives from the word tepena which is the French (Provencal) word for capers. It is strange but now a days we just assume that the traditional recipe includes olives, this is often the case with recipes once they are made…

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