Quail’s Egg, Olive & Chorizo Nibbles

Ideas for low carb nibbles can be difficult to come by. This is my latest offering and I’m told they’re delicious. They are also very easy to make.

Guilt-free, gluten-free, almost sugar-free chocolate brownies.

When I first tasted these brownies I had a moment of pure bliss. As Van Morrison would say, ‘I’ve been searching a long time, for some[thing] exactly like you’. For while these brownies are free from naughtiness they are most certainly not free from tastiness. There is a tiny amount of sugar in there furnished by the…

Organic Chicken Liver Pate

Paté makes a perfect low carb high fat snack. When it comes to superfoods, liver is very near the top of the list providing way more nutrients per gram than the fruits and vegetables which often hog the limelight.

Making low-carb gluten-free gravies, soups and sauces

One of the most frequent questions I get from low-carbers is ‘how do I thicken a sauce?’ For those of us who were taught to make a roux with butter and flour, or mix up a tablespoon of cornflour, going gluten-free and low carb can be a challenge. I’ve found several options that work well for different…

Blue cheese and celery soup

I’ve fallen in love with soup all over again while I’ve been recovering from surgery. It’s such a good way to deliver nutrients into your system when your digestion is compromised by trauma and antibiotics. Friends have provided delicious new recipes and I’ve rediscovered some old ones – like this blue cheese and celery soup that…

Accidental Summer Salad

One of the things I love best about summer is making a cooked salad and eating a delicious plate of it with a glass of red wine as the sun goes down in our west-facing kitchen.