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Globe Artichoke – Kim’s Club

Globe Artichoke - Kim's Club
Lovely globe artichoke, simmered with herbs and spices.
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Recipe type: light meal/side dish/starter
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • Globe artichoke -1 per person
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6 whole cloves (spice)
Instructions
  1. Prepare the artichokes: If the leaves have spiky ends, trim tips with scissors. (This was always my job as a kid!). Cut stem off at base so the artichoke will sit.
  2. Take a large pot (large enough to sit the artichokes in, base down, with a lid), add bay, clove and garlic, then artichokes. Fill with water halfway up sides of the artichokes, put lid on and bring to a simmer.
  3. Simmer about 40 minutes for medium size artichokes, or until a leaf can be pulled away easily.
Notes
Serve with melted butter, mayo, hollandaise or any dip of choice. Pull leaves, dip in sauce, scrap flesh from base of leaf with teeth. When you get to the centre, remove small leaves and scrap the hairy choke from the base with a knife or spoon and discard. Slice the meaty base and dip...mmmmmmm.

Great diet food - low calorie (depending on dip!), low carb and labour intensive so you feel you are having a real meal! Also very good for the digestion.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 60 Carbohydrates: 13g (6net) Fibre: 7g

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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 Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

When I was a kid, one of my most favourite lunches was cream of mushroom soup. Soooo….just had to make a low-carb version.  Aaaahhh..straight back to childhood…..but better!

Low Carb Creamy Mushroom Soup
Lovely, creamy mushroom soup - lovely for lunch with a cheese biscuit and side salad or as a starter for a dinner party!
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 250gm/9oz Chestnut mushrooms
  • 600ml/20fl oz. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 vegetable stock cube (I use Kallo organic)
  • 1 clove of minced garlic (you may substitute a shallot or use both if preferred)
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • *100ml/3.5fl oz. soya cream (I use Alpro: no GMO and no rainforest harvesting)
  • *(Some people will not eat soy. You can substitute soy cream with extra almond milk and a bit of ghee for creaminess - or omit ghee for lower fat/calorie (6.8g fat). OR if you eat dairy use proper cream.)
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop all but 6 of the mushrooms and add to large saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. Simmer about 10 minutes until mushrooms are tender. Blend until smooth. (I use a stick blender but you can also use a food processor).
  2. Slice remaining mushrooms and add to the soup. Heat through and serve.
Notes
(Will serve 4 as a starter/appetiser - just cut the nutrition info in half)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 150 Fat: 11.9g Carbohydrates: 2.5g (1 net) Fibre: 1.5g