Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza

Low carb cauliflower pizzaCauliflower Pizza is one we’ve had on our list to try for ages and we finally made it recently. It’s a much healthier option than regular pizza and was surprisingly good. Also not difficult at all especially if you have a blender – we do and we use it most days. (A tip someone gave me was to leave it on your kitchen counter – that way you are more likely to use it). This recipe is based on this Cauliflower Pizza from Popsugar, You can leave out the cheese if you need to make a dairy free version and it still works well. Just top with your favorite toppings.

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Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne is a real favourite in our house. It’s also an easy recipe to make and one where you can easily double the ingredients and make enough for the following day as well. If you don’t like hot food, just go easy with the chillies or leave them out. With the red kidney beans, you can buy them in tins in most supermarkets. Otherwise if you buy dried kidney beans, you just need to remember to soak them in water the night before. Then you usually need to boil them for about 10 minutes and simmer them for roughly an hour. Continue reading

Roast vegetables

Roast Vegetables

Roast Vegetables

Roast vegetables are a great option on Atkins and go well with many meat or fish dishes. For instance you can have them with roast duck, lamb or beef. Just put your meat in the oven and add the vegetables about 40 minutes before the end (or less depending on the type of vegetables you choose). Continue reading

Meal plans on Atkins

Atkins meal plan

Atkins meal plan

Whether you are cooking for one person or for a larger group planning meals is a good idea – you put more thought into what you eat, you are more likely to eat a wider variety of food, you do more cooking from scratch, you are less likely to get take away or eat junk food, you eat tastier healthier meals and you save money. However, while it is a very good idea in general, it is essential, in my opinion when starting with Atkins. Continue reading

Low carb Moussaka

This delicious low carb Moussaka has become a regular meal in our house and is perfect for winter time. It is a lovely low carb warming dish and suitable for the induction phase. It works well with beef mince as well as lamb mince. It is best to slice the aubergine and cover with salt (see step one) a few hours beforehand. Continue reading

Low Carb Valentine’s Feast

valentine's heartAs the Beatles once sang, “all you need is love”. And on St. Valentine’s Day we all should be receiving and giving some love to the one closest to us. Maybe you’ll pamper that special someone, buy them a sensual gift or treat them to a night out or maybe you will stay in, light some candles, put on some romantic music and treat to them to a lovely home cooked meal for two. If you are planning on cooking a special meal here is a Valentine’s Day themed menu, all low carb of course! Enjoy! Continue reading

Thai Chicken Curry and Cauliflower Rice

Back in 2011 when we began following a low carbohydrate lifestyle and the Atkins diet, one meal that we felt we would miss was currys. However as we learned more and more about the types of food that can be eaten, we discovered that there are ways to cook and enjoy meals such as curry and rice while still keeping it low-carb.

So, here is one of our top low-carb recipes of all time.  We know you’ll love it! Continue reading

Make Your Kitchen a Fast Food Outlet

How to make fast food, go!

Yes, you’ve read the heading correctly, this is a post about fast food and how you can make it in your own kitchen. When we speak about fast food, we are not speaking about food that comes from a fast food chain of restaurants. What we are talking about here, is food that you can prepare, quickly and easily in your own home.

When you begin following the Atkins® way of eating, you will find that there is a huge variety of foods that can be eaten on the diet and more over, an almost endless choice of recipes that your own personal menu can be made up from. And because it is your menu, you can make it as interesting, elaborate or as simple as you choose.

“Where is this fast food you promised, I’ve been waiting an age now and still now sign of it!” Don’t worry, it is on its way to you post haste, just sit back and enjoy the post. Continue reading