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Spicy Chorizo Chicken – Kim’s Club

chorizo chThis spicy roast chicken with chorizo, chilis, lemon and fresh coriander (cilantro) combines some of my all time favourite things!  The smoky, rich, saltiness of chorizo with the flavour hit of cilantro and lemon – all with my favourite roast chicken!  Don’t worry about the mixture getting black with the roasting, I found the flavour was all there.  If you wish to minimise it then go ahead and cover with foil for the first 40m, then roast uncovered for the last 20.

Sorry about the finished photos – greedy me just dove in before remembering to take a pic!  That is the hardest part of being recipe developer!

Spicy Chorizo Chicken - Kim's Club
Spicy spatchcocked chicken roasted with chorizo, chilis, lemon and coriander (cilantro).
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Recipe type: Main course - roast
Serves: 4-6
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Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken - spatchcocked
  • 1 whole cooking chorizo
  • ½ lemon
  • handful of fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves
  • 2 birdseye chilis (more or less depending on your heat preference)
  • Olive oil - a glug - no need to be exact!
Instructions
  1. A spicy chorizo chicken for a hot Valentine's day (or any other day!)
  2. *In a food processor grind 1 whole cooking chorizo with the flesh, 2 birdseye chillis (more or less depending on heat preference), juice and rind of half a lemon (get the pips out) and a handful or coriander (cilantro) leaves - add a glug of olive oil.
  3. *Spatchcock a whole chicken (not strictly necessary but will cook faster and hold more of the mixture). Google it if you do not know how!
  4. *Cut deep slashes into the chicken and push the chorizo mixture into the slashes and spread over whole bird.
  5. *Roast uncovered in a moderate oven about 1hr or until cooked through.
  6. As usual greedy me decided to dive in before I remembered to take a pic of the final dish!! But you get the idea...

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My (very low-carb) Isle of Wight adventure

IOW-cottageAt the end of September, when England was having a glorious indian summer, I booked a tiny vintage cottage on the Isle of Wight.  I had decided to get away on my own for a week, experience my own company, eat very low carb, go for long seaside walks and generally leave real life behind as a little experiment.  I thought you all might be interested in the dietary side of my little adventure especially, so here is my experience!

My weight had been stuck for some time, despite my being a weight-loss guru….pretty much for two reasons.  1. I eat too much of my own recipes and let’s face it, even low carb goodies are still goodies at the end of the day and can really add up.  That’s why I have rules about them in my weight-loss plans. 2.  There are a couple of things I have trouble living without – coffee-mate and my daily glass of wine.  They make life lovely for me, but I don’t advocate them. (And I still had them on this adventure!).  This is a hard admission for me but, see?  I struggle too!  My low-carb diet keeps me fairly slim but I still have about 10lbs to lose.

Isn’t this cute?

IOW-cottage interior

For this week, I made some of my low-carb scones (biscuits) to have for breakfast and took seven, one for each morning. I also took two dozen eggs, cheddar cheese, butter, olive oil, coconut oil, two rib-eye steaks, 1/2 doz chicken wings, two chicken leg/thigh pieces, two salmon fillets, a spatchcocked poussin (cornish hen), slim noodles (konjac), feta cheese, lemons, garlic salt and salad. Also a tin of pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, Natvia sweetener, cocoa powder, almond milk, coffee and some soy cream (I’m lactose intolerant). I made a nice seasoning sauce by taking soy aminos (coconut aminos would be even better!), adding a bit of hot sauce and stevia drops to the bottle.  I also took some Ohso probiotic sugar-free chocolate bars.  They are tiny but a nice treat late at night.  I also had a good bottle of champagne (this was a holiday, after all), and a good bottle of pinot grigio!

IOW-Kitchen

This was my tiny kitchen.  Yes, that’s a cake above the fridge that the owners left for me but I didn’t touch it – honest!

Every morning I had my coffee (with coffee-mate – honestly I would have had cream if I could tolerate it!)  and a toasted, buttered scone.  Then I would go for a walk on the beach.

IOW-view

 

Lunch was eggs – scrambled or a cheese omelette, 2-3 eggs.  Sometimes a salad with olive oil, lemon and feta cheese.

In the afternoon I usually made a pumpkin spice latte with my almond milk, a bit of cream, a spoonful of pumpkin puree, Natvia and pumpkin spice.  It felt a real treat and filled me up until dinner. Then I would go for an afternoon walk.

I ate my dinner earlier than usual, about 6pm.  I had a glass of Champagne or wine with my meal. My evening meals were filling and delicious – this was not about serious deprivation!

I cooked with the coconut oil.

  1. 2 grilled salmon fillets with slim noodles and my special sauce (see above – similar to teriyaki).

  2. a pile of grilled chicken wings, again, marinated in my special sauce first.

  3. ribeye steak and feta salad.

  4. whole spatchcocked poussin, roasted with salt and pepper and lemon.

  5. 2 chicken leg quarters that had been marinated in my special sauce.

  6. ribeye steak and salad

  7. eggs again for dinner!  A big cheese omelette.

Then I watched the sunset.

IOW-sunset

And in the evening I made a big mug of hot chocolate with my almond milk, cream (yes, soy – use real cream if you can, or coconut cream!), Natvia, and cocoa powder…..and had my little Ohso sugar-free probiotic chocolate bar.

Despite my non-keto extras, I was in ketosis the whole week.  At the end of the week I had lost 3 lbs, which is astounding for me!  I know it was not just the diet – it was also the walking, which I just don’t do enough of at home.  I think I averaged an hr a day.  It was so nice to walk by the sea and I had amazing weather.  I loved eating this way and being away from home meant I was not tempted by other foods or even overdoing it while I experiment in the kitchen.

So this was my experiment, and I am going to try to do it a home too!  (Without the champagne – that was a holiday treat.  But maybe a nice dry cava..)  You might like to conduct your own experiment!  It seemed to work well to break a stall.  Ongoing I would advise you add more veggies and salad.

Before I left I already knew that this way of eating significantly lowered my risk of heart disease, since I had a recent check-up.  It’s the lack of sugars and starches that lowers your triglycerides which means you don’t have fat zooming around your body looking for an artery….

 

Happy eating!

 

Easy Chocolate Brownies, Low-Carb & Gluten Free – Kim’s Club

I had bought some very good 100% chocolate to experiment with and saw that there was an easy brownie recipe on the wrapper.  It was no problem adapting it for low-carb so I gave it a go.  Pretty nice results so I shall share it with you!

I used Willie’s Cacao 100% Javan dark chocolate on my first batch, and a sugar-free dark chocolate sweetened with stevia on my second batch.  They were both good, the sweetened bar batch was a bit less intense, so a matter of choice really.  The stats are for the 100% Willie’s.  Do you love that name!?

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Easy Chocolate Brownies, Low-Carb & Gluten Free - Kim's Club
A very dark, rich brownie. Easy, peasy!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36
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Ingredients
  • 180g/6.5oz chopped dark chocolate, preferably sugar-free ** see notes
  • 90g/3oz salted butter
  • 180g/6.5oz sugar substitute such as Swerve, Natvia, Truvia or Sukrin: boost with Stevia drops
  • 4 eggs
  • (You may also add walnuts if you wish, my stats are without)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F, 170C, Gas Mark 3. Prepare a 24cm/9in square pan by greasing and lining with baking parchment.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter together and set aside to cool a bit.
  3. Whisk eggs and sugar substitute until light and creamy.
  4. Fold in chocolate mixture.
  5. Spoon into pan and bake approx. 20m or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out with some crumbs but not clean (don't overcook). It will look brown on the edges and a bit puffed but will sink.
  6. Cool completely. Cut into 36 squares (six on each side)
Notes
**(Cavalier or Torras which are sweetened with Stevia, Chocoperfection, Bakers or Hershey's baking - I used Willie's Cacao 100% Javan) You could also use Lindt high percentage dark chocolate but stats will vary...
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 56 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 1g

 

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Light Chocolate Mousse Pie – Easy! Low-Carb – Kim’s Club

I was going to try for an `”Impossible” chocolate pie after the success of my coconut custard pie.  So that is NOT what I ended up with.  However, I did end up with a light, chocolatey, mousse-like pie, that I think is worthy of throwing out there for you all.  So here – try it!

chocolate pie

 

Light Chocolate Mousee Pie - Low-Carb
Easy chocolate custard pie - rich and delicious and only 250kcal per large slice.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • 3.5oz/100g dark chocolate, sugar free - melted. (You can use Torras or Cavalier Stevia sweetened, or Chocoperfection OR unsweetened chocolate but you would need to increase sweetener)
  • ½ cup/50g, Ground Almonds (almond flour)
  • 2 heaped Tbsp (20gm), Coconut Flour
  • 3tbsp/30g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ½cup/100g Swerve, Natvia, Truvia or Sukrin (or sweetener of choice to taste) Paleo use maple syrup or honey to taste - stats will change.
  • 2 cups/450ml, Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 4 medium, Eggs
  • 2tbsp/28g butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp, Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp, Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 3, 160C, 325F. Grease an 8inch pie pan.
  2. Warm the almond milk with the butter, add the melted chocolate and blend well. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until very smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 1hr or until knife comes clean. Pie will puff up a bit and then sink. Fan assisted oven may require shorter time, my oven took 1hr 10m so keep an eye on it.
  3. Chill very well before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size:  Calories: 250 Fat: 14g Carbohydrates: 2g Fibre: 4g Protein: 4g

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chocolate pie, baked

Teriyaki glazed cod – Kim’s Club

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This is a lovely, low-calorie meal – yet highly satisfying!  Fresh cod is nice and meaty, yet tender and flaky.  It’s mild flavour lends itself to marinades if you are in the mood for a big flavour punch!

Teriyaki glazed cod - Kim's Club
Cod with a teriyaki style marinade and glaze.
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Cuisine: Asian inspired
Recipe type: Fish
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 2 fresh cod fillets (about 150g each)
  • Marinade:
  • ¼ cup of either: soy sauce, coconut aminos or liquid soy aminos. (Stats are for coconut aminos)*
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 drops Lemongrass drops (I use these from Ocado: Holy Lama Lemongrass Extract Spice Drops 5ml) OR 1 tsp of lemongrass paste
  • 3 drops of liquid Stevia OR your choice of sweetener - sweeten to taste.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to moderate temp - Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a shallow baking dish. Add the cod and turn once to coat. Bake for about 20minutes or until flesh is opaque and flakes with a fork.
  2. Remove cod to a warm place and transfer the marinade to saucepan. Simmer on low, stirring constantly until mixture thickens slightly. Plate up, pour over the sauce and serve.
  3. In the pic I have served it over shirataki rice (slim rice) with some chopped, cooked red pepper and a side of spinach souffle and green beans.
Notes
Coconut aminos can be ordered through Amazon, they are higher in carbs than soy sauce or soy aminos but good if you are avoiding wheat and soy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 fillet Calories: 93 Carbohydrates: 7g Protein: 13g

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Sea Bass with Miracle rice – Kim’s Club

sea bass with miracle rice

 

I love fish and Sea Bass is one of my favourites.  I buy sea bass fillets, boneless and grill them.  So quick and easy – really delicious.  I suppose you could serve 4 with this recipe but in my home I make it for 2!  I told you I was greedy…..

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Sea Bass with Miracle rice - Kim's Club
Grilled sea bass - crispy skinned and succulent on a bed of miracle rice, (slim rice, shirataki rice - depending on where you buy it!)
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Recipe type: Fish
Serves: 2
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Cook time: 
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Ingredients
  • 4 Sea Bass fillets
  • 1 large red pepper, diced ( I use the grilled and skinned peppers in brine, but you can use fresh if preferred. Feel free to add other veg you like)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut or oil oil
  • Mixed spice - your choice. I like American Old Bay, Barts Moroccan or Piri Piri spice but mixed herbs are lovely as well.
  • 1 Pkg of Slim rice (Also called Miracle rice, Shirataki Rice or Eat Water slim rice).
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Lime, halved
Instructions
  1. Prepare the rice by emptying into a colander and rinsing very well. This product is made from seaweed and therefore has a 'fishy' smell initially. This disappears with preparation. When it is well rinsed add to a frying pan over medium heat and fry until the water has evaporated and it starts to 'squeek'. Add half a tbsp of your oil and the peppers (plus any other veg if having), a pinch of spice and/or herbs, salt and pepper and stir fry until heated through and veg are cooked. Keep warm.
  2. Heat your grill to high. Warm the remaining oil in a shallow dish or tray for the grill. Add a grind of salt and some spice/herbs. Place your fillets skin side down and move around to give the skins a film of oil. Turn skin side up and place under the grill until the skin bubbles and crisps. Serve on a bed of the rice with half a lime each to squeeze over.
  3. I like to serve it with a side of buttered spinach.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 fillets Calories: 160 Fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 2g (0net) Fibre: 3g Protein: 17g

 

Dairy free Low Carb Vanilla “Ice Cream” with Hot Fudge – Kim’s Club

ICE CREAM SUNDAE - LC KIMS CLUB

I have updated this recipe – quicker, yummier, more scoopable and lower in calories!

My favourite dessert has always been a hot fudge sundae.  When I was a kid, my idea of heaven was to be taken to a cafe by my Dad and have a hot fudge sundae – no nuts! (I know, I have always been a purist with my sundaes!).

Years passed and as I grew older I developed lactose intolerance. (Heavy sigh….).  For a long time it was impossible to find dairy free ‘ice cream’ – then the soy stuff came out and it just wasn’t the same.

More years passed and I learned that sugar was doing me more harm than good, so even the lactose free ‘ice creams’ which were now improving, were no longer on the menu, never mind the fudge sauce!

So finally I started a quest to develop a decent dairy free, sugar free hot fudge sundae!  And here is my vanilla – with fudge sauce!  Quite tasty indeed.

This dairy free, coconut cream based ice cream is a revelation!  Move over, Haagen Daz!  It doesn’t taste too strongly of coconut, and go ahead and add extra vanilla if you wish (or, indeed, other flavours!).  It is such an easy recipe and scoopable!  Whoah!

For strict paleo people, you may want to skip the xanthan gum and glycerine, and substitute maple syrup or honey for sweetener which will help keep the concoction from being too hard.

I recommend using an ice cream machine for this – see notes.

The Fudge sauce recipe is in the notes – with the nutritional breakdown.

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Dairy free Vanilla "Ice Cream" with Hot Fudge - Kim's Club
Dairy free and sugar free low-carb frozen dessert
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Recipe type: Dessert "Ice Cream"
Serves: 5
Prep time: 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup/ 250ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 whole eggs (pasteurised or Lion's Mark - free from salmonella)
  • ½ cup of Swerve or Natvia, or Sukrin powdered (plus Stevia drops to taste if desired)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 10 oz/320ml coconut cream (2 small cans, or if you can't get them measure out the cream from the top of a tin of coconut milk/can also use a 250ml carton, still works)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp xanthan gum
  • Glycerin, food grade 38ml/1.5oz (this doesn't have to be exact, a bit more is fine)
Instructions
  1. Simply blend all the ingredients together with a stick blender or in a food processor.
  2. Churn in an ice cream machine until the paddles have difficult turning. Superb eating straight away or pack into an airtight freezer container and freeze. Let soften slightly before serving. This should be scoopable!
Notes
I recommend an ice cream machine. You can try without, it involves feeezing and removing every 20-30 minutes to beat out the ice crystals until firm.

If you try this, let me know how it works for you!

For the Hot Fudge:
1 cup/250 ml unsweetened almond milk
3oz/80g sugar-free chocolate (I use Cavalier Stevia sweetened dark chocolate, you can also use Chocoperfection or a high content chocolate such as Lindt 80-90% but values will need adjusting)
2 tbsp butter, ghee or cooconut oil (I use butter)
1 tsp vanilla

To make the fudge sauce:
Heat the almond milk until hot but not simmering, place in a jar with tight lid along with the rest of the ingredients and shake until the chocolate is melted and everything is combined. I like to add some sweetener at this point - I have a sweet tooth! Optional but you may sweeten it up to taste with your favourite. I recommend liquid Stevia or Sucralose and powdered erythritol for a smooth finish.
Fudge sauce makes 10 servings of about 2 tbsp each: 59kcal 5g fat 2g carb (<1net) 1g protein

See below for ice cream stats..
Nutrition Information
Serving size:  Calories: 130 Fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 5g

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