Monthly Archives: March 2014

Low Carb Chocolate Omelet – Kim’s Club

chocolate omelet 3When I was growing up in Los Angeles, back in the 60’s and 70’s, there was a fab little restaurant called ‘The Egg and The Eye’.  It was located at the top of a folk art museum, across from LA County Museum of Modern Art and The Page Museum, by the La Brea Tar Pits.  We loved going up there, looking at all the art and the tar pits with models of Mastadons trapped in the bubbling tar.  Then we went to the ‘Egg’ for brunch.  All the chefs made were omelets!  -Of every description – even dessert omelets.  My chocolate omelet is an homage to the one I use to order there.  I’ve been making it for 30 years or more – a favourite low-carb dessert.

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Low Carb Chocolate Omelet - Kim's Club
A crepe-like omelet oozing with melted chocolate and topped with whipped cream.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • 45 ml/3 tbsp of 36% cream, whipped*
  • 25g/1oz Cavalier Stevia sweetened dark chocolate (or other - see notes)**
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sweetener of choice - I used a stevia and erythritol blend, about 2 tsp)
  • 1 Egg
  • 5g/1tsp butter
Instructions
  1. Heat a small fry pan/omelet pan and melt butter - swirl to coat.
  2. Beat egg with 1 tbsp of whipped cream and 1 tsp sweetener. Pour into pan and swirl to coat. When bubbles appear and or edges appear dry, add chocolate broken into pieces. Fold onto plate - top with remaining whipped cream, sweetened.
Notes
*I just whip a whole carton - what's left can be used in sooo many yummy things! Or you can use unsweetened squirty cream - easy.

**As made with Cavalier, this recipe has more fiber than carbs. If you use Chocoperfection instead of Cavalier then it would be 9 total carbs with 7g fiber (2net carbs), if you use 85% dark chocolate then the totals would be 9 total carbs with 4g fiber (5net carbs).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 380 Fat: 33g Carbohydrates: 6g (0g net for Cavalier) Fibre: 9g (Cavalier) Protein: 7g

 

Low Carb Mushroom Omelet – Kim’s Club

Low Carb Mushroom Omelet - Kim's Club
A quick, low carb, low calorie, flavourful omelet
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Recipe type: Breakfas/Brunch/Lunch
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • 100g/1 cup chestnut mushrooms, chopped
  • 100ml/31/2 oz unsweetened almond milk
  • 25g/1 oz soft goats cheese
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp worcestershire
  • ½ vegetable stock cube
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except mushrooms and egg in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, whisking well until well combined and thickened. Add mushrooms and simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Heat a small, non-stick fry pan. Beat egg and add to pan, swirling to cover bottom. When just cooked through, add mushroom mixture, fold over and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 175 Fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 4 (1g net) Fibre: 3g Protein: 8g

 

Low Carb Eggs Benedict (ala Josephine) – Kim’s Club

When I was growing up – during my teen years – my mother was divorced and raising us on her own.  She pretty much made the same easy dinners every week.  Her name was Josephine and one of those suppers was Eggs Benedict made with crispy bacon instead of Canadian bacon or ham. My brother and I loved it and I have made it this way ever since!

Eggs Benedict (ala Josephine) - Kim's Club
Lovely poached egg on a low-carb muffin topped with bacon and Hollandaise
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Brunch
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 10g/1tbsp Ground flax
  • 10g/1tbsp Ground almonds
  • 5g/1tsp of dry grated parmesan OR ½ tsp peanut flour (these both improve the flavour)
  • pinch of salt
  • 20g/1 heaped tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp unsweetened almond milk if needed
  • 2 poached eggs
  • 2-4 rashers of streaky bacon (or any bacon you fancy) cooked well.
  • 2 tbsp of hollandaise (I use Erik's fresh Hollandaise from Ocado and Waitrose but you can make your own)*
  • *Hollandaise
  • 125g/1/14 sticks butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp vinegar
  • lemon juice and cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. To make the muffin:
  2. combine the first 4 ingredients and mix very well, adding a bit of almond milk if mixture is too thick. You want it to be thick but falling off the spoon.
  3. Spoon into a round, greased, microwaveable ramekin or mug and microwave on high for 1 minute or until set. Turn out and slice lengthwise and toast (I use the toaster on high setting.)
  4. To Make the Hollandaise:
  5. Place yolks in a bowl over simmering water. Add vinegar and combine. Melt butter until just sizzling. Very slowly whisk the butter into the egg yolks. Keep whisking until pale, creamy and thick. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and a dash of cayenne pepper to taste.
  6. Butter your muffin, top with bacon, then egg, then Hollandaise.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 440 Fat: 40g Carbohydrates: 1.5g Fibre: 2g Protein: 20.15

eggs benedict eat muffin - toasted OMM

 

 

Low Carb Stuffed Chicken Breast – Kim’s Club

Stuffed Chicken Breast - Kim's Club
Chicken breasts stuffed with salami & cheese
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Recipe type: Main meal
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • Free-range chicken breasts, skin on.
  • Thin sliced salami
  • Soft goats cheese or cream cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to Gas mark 5 - 375F - 190C
  2. Cut deep slits into the side of the breast
  3. Lay out the salami the length of the breasts - overlapping edges
  4. Smear a thick layer of soft cheese across the salami
  5. Roll up, turn ends over and shove into the slit.
  6. Place in roasting dish - drizzle with Olive oil and season
  7. Roast for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 500 Fat: 33g Carbohydrates: 2g Protein: 51g

 

Nuts may prolong life…

Recent research has found that people who snack on an oz. of nuts a day (including peanuts – technically a legume) were 20% less likely to die from any health cause, including heart disease and cancer.  Just one more reason to follow my recipes which replaces grain flours with nut flours!

Eat my granola every morning with almond milk – be healthy!!

Low Carb Grain-Free Crunchy Granola – Kim’s Club

I just really started missing my morning cereal!  This is very satisfying and you don’t need much to get your morning fix.

Grain-Free Crunchy Granola - Kim's Club
Crunchy, sweet granola-type cereal with no grains and sugar free!
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Recipe type: Breakfast cereal
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • I/2 cup (57g) each:
  • raw almonds
  • raw pecans
  • raw walnuts
  • raw, shelled pumpkin seeds
  • (or any combination you like)
  • 1tbsp MCT oil or melted coconut oil
  • 100g/1/2 cup of Sukrin Gold (packed) ...see special ingredients or use Swerve brown sugar substitute or erythritol.
  • ¼tsp salt
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4 - 180C - 350F
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment
  3. Whizz the nuts and seeds together in a food processor until finely chopped (there will be some very fine bits and some bigger bits - that's good! Don't over process).
  4. Mix in the salt and cinnamon, add the oil and Sukrin and mix well.
  5. Spread out into an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until golden. (Check after 8 minutes - burns easily). Cool completely, break into chunks and store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information
Serving size:  Calories: 251 Fat: 23g Carbohydrates: 7g (4g net) Fibre: 3g Protein: 8g

 

 

Low Carb Spice Cake – Kim’s Club

SPice Cake Low Carb

I was craving a slice of gingerbread with my cuppa in the afternoon so came up with this!  It is quick to make if you use the microwave, and very good that way, a bit more of a steamed texture than when it is baked.  Not feeling so deprived now while hubby is having his tea and scones!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Low Carb Spice Cake - Kim's Club
A moist, dark, spice cake reminiscent of gingerbread.
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Recipe type: Snacks - breakfast - dessert
Serves: 12
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Ingredients
  • 50g/1/2cup coconut Flour
  • 50g/1/2cup ground almonds
  • ¼tsp salt
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 2tsp mixed spice
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • ½cup 50g Sukrin Gold (or Swerve)
  • 1tbsp Truvia (or 2 drops liquid stevia)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 40g greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup of prepared coffee
  • 50g/2tbsp blackstrap molasses (or black treacle) *
  • 3 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to Gas mark 5 - 190C - 375F **
  2. Grease and baseline a loaf pan with baking parchment (or grease a silicon loaf pan).
  3. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix all wet ingredients. Combine both mixes together well.
  4. **Bake about an hour or until toothpick comes out clean. (I actually baked for 40 minutes, then was in a hurry so finished in a microwave using a silicon pan - 3 minutes later it was done perfectly! Just an FYI.....)
  5. **I also tried JUST the microwave and it took 5-7 minutes, depending on your machine. Very nice - a bit like Boston Brown Bread - more of a steamed texture.
Notes
For dairy free you can substitute coconut yogurt (or any dairy-free yogurt) for the greek yogurt. For Paleo you can subsitute coconut sugar for the Sukrin Gold.

*Carb count is using molasses. If using Black treacle the net carbs per slice will be 3g.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 69 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 4 (2g net) Sugar: 0 Fibre: 2g Protein: 4g

SPice Cake Low Carb

 

 

Low Carb Mini Coconut Cakes – Kim’s Club

Mini Coconut Cakes - Kim's Club
Lovely mini coconut cakes with a chocolate topping
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Recipe type: Desserts/snacks
Serves: 18
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Ingredients
  • 35g/1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 20g/2 tbsp ground almonds
  • 35g/1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1tbsp Truvia/Stevia*
  • 2tbsp Sukrin or other erythritol granular*
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼tsp baking powder
  • 10g/1tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 65g/1/4cup greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½tsp coconut flavouring
  • 30g Cavalier Stevia sweetened dark chocolateor other sugar-free or low-sugar dark chocolate.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 5-375F-190C.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients. Combine well. Spoon into a mini doughnut pan that has been greased well with coconut oil. (Alternatively use a mini muffin pan). Bake 8-10 minutes until puffed and golden. Cool completely before removing. Melt chocolate in microwave or bain-marie. Drizzle chocolate over upside down cakes (nicer presentation!) Pop into freezer a few minutes to set chocolate.
Notes
Stats based on using the mini doughnut pan (from Amazon - I love it! Looks pretty, easy portion control and cooks quickly) - if using mini muffin pan you will make fewer.

*You may substitute 4 tbsp of Swerve for the sweeteners, or add 4 drops of liquid Stevia instead of the Truvia/Stevia. Ifyou are in the uk there are links for buying on the right side of the page. In the USA try Amazon for Swerve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 44 Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: .76g (.4net) Sugar: 0 Fibre: .35 Protein: 1.24

doughnut pan coconut cakes 3

 

Low-Carb Pizza – Kim’s Club

Low Carb Pizza - Kim's Club
Pizza crust - low-carb, gluten-free, grain free
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • 20g/1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 5g/1tbsp psyllium husks
  • 50g/1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1tsp yeast granules (for flavour)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g/4 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 50g/1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey (to feed yeast and help flavour - optional)
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
Instructions
  1. mix all dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients together and add to dry. Mix well and let stand a few minutes to thicken. Cover pizza pan or baking sheet with baking parchment. Oil hands and pat dough out into a thin circle. Bake for about 8 minutes in a moderate oven until firm and turning brown at edges. Cover with favourite pizza toppings and cheese - put into a hot oven for 5-8 minutes until cheese has melted. Enjoy!
  2. Nutrition is for the crust only!
Notes
Try making your own pasta sauce with 1 tbsp tomato puree, chopped basil (I buy frozen), 1 drop of liquid Stevia and salt to taste.
Nutrition Information
Serving size:  Calories: 161 Fat: 11.6g Carbohydrates: 3.14g (1.31 net) Sugar: 0 Protein: 9.13g

pizza part bake

 

Low-Carb Brownies – Kim’s Club

I had to have my own low-carb brownie, didn’t I?  These do hit the spot when having a chocolate craving!

Brownies

Brownies

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Low-Carb Brownies - Kim's Club
Lovely chocolate brownies - low-carb, gluten-free, coeliac and diabetic friendly
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
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Ingredients
  • 125g/4.5 oz Stevia sweetened Cavalier plain chocolate (or other sugar free dark chocolate)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 125g/1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 125g/1 cup Truvia or Erythritol (Sukrin granular)
  • 6 drops of liquid Stevia (you may need a bit more if using plain, unsweetened baking chocolate)
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 50gm/1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1tbsp coconut flour
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180c Gas mark 4 350f
  2. Grease and baseline with baking parchment a 20.5cm (8in) square pan.
  3. Melt chocolate in a bowl over pan of simmering water. Let cool slightly. Add vanilla.
  4. Beat egg whites with salt to form soft peaks.
  5. Beat butter and sugar substitute until light and fluffy, beat in egg yolks until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate mixture, ground almonds and coconut flour. Stir in a spoonful of egg whites to loosen mixture.
  6. Fold in remaining egg whites carefully and pour into prepared tin. Bake for about 35 minutes until skewer comes out clean.
Notes
Nutrition is for recipe using Cavalier stevia sweetened chocolate which is high in fiber. If using other dark chocolate please adjust accordingly.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 198 Fat: 17.85g Carbohydrates: 2.9g (0net) Fibre: 4.2g
Brownies

Brownies

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