We invited some dear friends to supper last night for an impromptu birthday celebration. Although I’m not the world’s most prolific or skilled baker I decided to make a cake. My inspiration was a delicious apple and almond cake I tasted at the delightful Southern Cross cafe in Edinburgh – it made such an impression on me that I vowed to recreate it. It’s supposed to have some flaked almonds on top to make it look pretty but the cupboard was bare yesterday so that didn’t happen. The resulting cake is both light and dense, moist and crumbly – easy to make and well worth the effort.
The fig season is upon us and, while I love adding slices of raw fig to a cheese board, they are even more delicious baked in the oven with goat’s cheese. Continue reading
I’m a great believer that the proverbs and old wives’ tales that we learned from our grandparents were based in ancient wisdom that we ignore at our peril. So I wasn’t surprised to learn, during my functional medicine training earlier this year, that a daily portion of stewed apples can work miracles in just a few days to support and restore a healthy microbial population in the gut. Continue reading
You know how I feel about cake and desserts: even when they’re made with the best ingredients, they are too energy dense for every day scoffing. That’s why making a cake is a treat – because we don’t do it very often.
There are some classic flavour combinations that risk being forever lost to low carb dieters and many of my recipes focus on keeping them alive. Here’s one that works well for breakfast and also as a dessert. Continue reading
I’ll be honest, sprinkling sugar and lemon juice over a hot, lacy pancake is a favourite childhood memory that has been forever spoiled by going low carb-gluten free. But all is not lost: these low carb coconut pancakes from The Ketogenic Kitchen are completely delicious!
I’ve got some of my favourite people coming for supper tomorrow night and I’m going to enjoy spending time in the kitchen over the next 24 hours getting ready. Continue reading
It’s not always easy to eat enough oily fish, and it can be difficult to find easy and delicious low carb foods for lunch and snacks. This recipe ticks both boxes, and it’s almost too easy to call a recipe: Continue reading
There are endless variations of this recipe out there: here’s mine. But Now for a confession… Continue reading
Not everyone likes them, in fact a lot of people don’t, as I was reminded on Saturday evening when I served a large dish of fresh broad beans at supper with friends. Whoops!
My long-standing friend with a long-standing dislike of the most unloved bean was polite enough to try them – and then ask for more! I decided it was a recipe that needed sharing, being not only delicious but also very simple. Continue reading