I’ve been trying to break my carb habit and thought I’d share some quick and easy recipes that I’ve found don’t spike my sugars too much as they’re low in carb. YMMV of course and please don’t take any of this as diet advice I have no qualifications in anything medical or dietary-just many years of carb counting and watching the D diets come and go.
Do let me know if you have any great recipes, you try one of these or you have some suggestions for enhancements. Share your favourite low carb recipe in the comments section before 30 June 2015, and go in the draw to win a $15 Amazon gift voucher.
I had read about this and though hmmmm but it’s great. I find this dish satisfying and yummy and very low carb, it is high in fat though so I’m sure some may recoil in horror at this recipe.
Simply grate peeled zuccini-I find that if you press hard with then peeler you get strips that are thick enough to resemble tagliatelle. Melt some butter in a pan, add the zucchini strips and a tiny bit of crushed garlic. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes, turn off the heat, add grated parmesan and some cracked pepper, serve immediately.
This is good as an accompaniment to grilled steak or chicken.
So this is pretty simple, whack cauliflower florets in a food processor and blitz until it is broken down into a grainy consistency. If you want step-by-step instructions, there are some here http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-cauliflower-rice-couscous-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-203344
I am extremely sceptical of attempts to pretend something is what it isn’t. I tried using granulated cauli as plain rice- just steaming it in the microwave for a minute or two and having it with a curry-it’s ok but definitely not like rice. In particular it just doesn’t soak up the sauce the way rice does.
Where I did find cauliflower rice came into its own was in fried rice. It’s tasty and satisfying, really easy and quick to make-no need to be particular about quantities.
Zap the blitzed cauliflower for 1 minute on high in the microwave.
Beat an egg, then pour into lightly greased pan. Once cooked, set it aside.
Heat a little oil in pan, fry off a diced onion, some garlic and a rasher or 2 of bacon, chopped celery and a little Chinese 5 spice if you have it , for 2-3 minutes.
Add the cauliflower and some frozen peas, stir through, then add the cooked egg, soy sauce to taste.
I generally don’t need to bolus for this fried “rice”, YMMV.
Thai-style Sang Choy Bow
Fry some finely diced onion, garlic and a little chill in a pan with at least a tablespoon of oil until it softens. Add chicken mince and brown it. Add a 1/4 cup of chicken stock, a couple of kaffir lime leaves, a generous whack of coriander and some garlic chives cook through on medium heat ’til the aromas are released and the dish comes together.
Serve in baby cos lettuce leaves.Tweet