Low carb bread from The Protein Bread Co.

Finally!  I’ve found a bread that we can eat! Low carb bread from The Protein Bread Co is the shizz (in technical terms). When a reader sent through a savoury muffins recipe, I finally found The Protein Bread Co. I don’t know under which rock I’d been hiding, but I’d not heard of them before then. […]

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Trumped up apples

A few weeks ago I posted on Facebook about having tahini on apples. And that kinda sparked a few ideas around the place. T, one of the ladies I work with, has Herbamare on her apples. Yes, Herbamare. Essentially just salt. Salty apple… I was brave enough to give it a go but I could […]

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When it’s OK that your doctor calls you a MTHFR

I never thought I would say these words, let alone shout them from the rooftops, yet the day has come that I proudly proclaim “I’m a MTHFR!” Well, more accurately, I’m a MTHFR mutant. More scientifically, I have a mutation of the Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase gene. See, I wasn’t swearing! MTHFR mutations are a relatively new […]

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eating out

How the heck do you cut down carbs when eating out?

Back in our first year of dating, before we ventured into cut-down-carbs-land, we would occasionally grab a burger for dinner. And ‘apparently’, I’d do something very embarrassing. I’d take the lid off. No, that’s not a euphemism. I’d take the top of the bun off. And the bottom too if it wasn’t stuck down with […]

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How to make your vegetables last longer

How annoying is it when you go to use some of your veggies only to discover they’re no longer considered to be in the land of the living? I was struggling with this when my Mum shared a tip with me on how to make your vegetables last longer. Paper towel. That’s pretty much it. […]

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weekend lunch platter

How to make a low carb weekend lunch without bread

OK, I’ll admit it, the hardest thing about trying to cut down carbs was going without bread. Not so much because of the taste – to me a sandwich is about the filling, not the bread, but that’s a whole other kettle of fish – but because of the ease. Bread is so darn versatile […]

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singapore laksa

Singapore laksa – packet

Ever the optimist that I’ll stumble across a low-carb wonder, I’m forever reading packets in supermarkets in the hope I’ll discover gold. And recently was just one such lucky day when I stumbled across some Marion’s Kitchen packs in Aldi. I’d describe my reaction at the time but it’s a bit embarrassing. OK, there’s a […]

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How to keep an avocado fresh

Have you ever cracked open the most perfect avocado, enjoyed part of it and put the rest back in the fridge only to return and discover the surfaces have gone brown? What a waste of perfectly good avocado! I heard of a good tip this week (thanks K!) to stop this horrendous waste of this […]

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Low carb desserts

I’ve been asked a few times lately how we go about having desserts. Anyone that knows Bryan knows he’s got a sweet tooth, so completely going without sweets would be very difficult indeed! So I’ve put together a few pointers that I often talk to people about, I hope you find it helpful! Low carb […]

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Bargain hunting for spices

OK, I’ll admit it. Cutting down carbs often means starting a meal with the plainest of ingredients. Which means we’ve got to make them tasty in other ways. So we go through a LOT of herbs and spices. Therefore, I’m always on the lookout for a bulk buy. Bulk spices are not really at the […]

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