Beef Stroganoff with Cabbage “Noodles”

If you are looking for a delicious and very LCHF meal – look no further! I made this last week and it has to be one of my favourites! Creamy beef Stroganoff!

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Served with shredded fried cabbage that works as a form of noodle. It really is delicious and filling meal. You can find the recipe for the Stroganoff over at The Travelling Chopsticks, HERE 

In that recipe I used 2 tablespoon of flour to thicken the sauce, however depending on how strict LCHFer you are, this can be easily omitted. The sauce may not be as ‘thick’ but it will not impact the flavour at all.

Cabbage Noodles

To make the cabbage noodles it is very easy, you will need the following:

  • 1/2 head of cabbage, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tblsp butter (at least)
  • 1 tbslp oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Heat the olive oil and 1 tblsp of butter in a large frying pan. Once the oil is hot and the butter is melted add the cabbage to the pan. You will have a lot of cabbage, but you have to bear in mind this will shrink considerably.

Mix the cabbage around in the oil and butter and let it fry on its own, stirring it occasionally so it does not burn at the bottom.

Fry the cabbage until it has reduced considerably and is soft. Keep adding butter as needed. Although you mustn’t let it burn, do not be afraid of letting the cabbage brown, as this really releases a lot of wonderful flavour in the cabbage.

Once the cabbage is done, season with salt and pepper.

If you are using the cabbage as ‘noodle’  to accompany something like a stroganoff keep the flavours simple. However, you can always spice up you cabbage noodles with herbs, garlic or bacon if you want to use it more as a side dish.

Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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Spicy Tomato Soup with Chevre

Everytime C is not around for dinner I make things that I like which he is not too fond of, that includes tomatoes, aubergines, beetroot and in my former days…rice!

So last night, I made a spicy tomato soup with pumpkin chips….the chips did not work that well as I burnt more than half of them – but the potential is there, I just need to fine tune that recipe.

The tomato soup hit the spot however – and by adding that dollop of chevre really makes the soup standout (plus adds all that good fat that we need)!

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If you have your own way of making tomato soup – try adding chevre in next time, or you can use my Spicy Tomato Soup recipe here.

Enjoy 🙂

A quick LCHF meal!

Hey guys – this is what I made for dinner last night:

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Roasted Salmon with Pesto and Parmesan Topping!

This is an updated recipe from an old Delia Smith classic. For those of you do not know Delia Smith, she is arguably my favourite chef! Her recipes are always spot on, easy and tasteful and you really should visit her website and get inspired, see if you can update any of her recipes to be LCHF friendly 🙂

http://www.deliaonline.com/

Instead of using breadcrumbs I finally chopped up some wallnuts – and the result was fantastic! Such a simple swap to make this LCHF friendly, and it has really inspired me to try this technique with other recipes! Hmm I wonder if it would work with wienerschnitzel?

And do you know what the best thing about this recipe is? You will have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes? Whats not to love?

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For the recipe – head on over to The Travelling Chopsticks! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Crisp Bread with Salmon and Cottage Cheese

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C is out of town – and I had planned on making scrambled eggs with smoked salmon tonight, as it was quick and easy and I love it! But then I realised I did have a frittata for lunch which as you know is very egg based. In an attempt to make sure that my diet is varied and exciting, I decided to change my plans.

Instead I had a quick dinner which consisted of 2 seed crackers I made recently, cottage cheese , smoked salmon and cucumber. With 2 slices of a wonderful pork terrine which I bought from the specialist store yesterday.

It may not look like much  – but after the frittata I had for lunch earlier (with cream cheese), I was not famished and this worked perfectly. Although messy I love the combination of smoked salmon and cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is relatively tasteless, so you can really pimp it up with herbs, salt and pepper to make it slightly more exciting.

If you don’t like cottage cheese – use cream cheese – its also another great combination.

Day 25

1030 Breakfast: 2 Home Made Seed Cracker. One with cream cheese and pate, One with butter & Cheese. Coffee with Cream

I made these home-made seed crackers – which were awesome. I will share the recipe shortly. They have far more consistency that Oppsie bread and far nicer to eat! I’m excited that I have found them!

1400 Lunch: Tea with Almond Milk

I was not at all hungry at lunch time, but knew I had to have something in my tummy, as we had an appointment between 3 and 5. I’m part of charity committee here in Mexico, and we spent a couple of hours at a local orphanage helping them set up their new library with all the new books and games we had donated. It was a lovely afternoon. But there was temptation everywhere! The other volunteers had backed some amazing cakes, biscuits and muffins, then they ordered pizza – it was torture! But C and I stayed strong 🙂

1800 Snack: 1 almond cookie with brie cheese

When I got home, I just needed something to tie me over until dinner. C had made these almond cookies the day before, which on their own I am not too excited about, but with the brie cheese, they were delicious, I will share these with you too!

1930 Dinner: Fried Chicken thigh with Salad, glass of red wine

Originally we were planning on eating salmon filets for dinner. However, after we left the orphanage and managed to abstain from all those goodies – C was determined to indulge in some fried chicken. So C was in charge of dinner – and he made them brilliantly, really crispy skin and succulent – what a lucky girl I am to have a hubby who is such a good cook!

2100 Snack: Chamomile Tea, which Sea Salt Dark Chocolate!

I have swapped out the milk for the tea – this is my first step to try to cut out milk completely. But I have decided that I am not cutting out my chocolate. I am not a fatty and I have no health problems to worry about, so I am going to enjoy this!

Future and Summary

I was actually surprised how little appetite I have had during the days over the weekend. This is something incredible for me as I am constantly hungry and wanting to nibble on something. I feel as though I have increased my fat consumption this week, and maybe that is the reason.

I am now on my final leg of this journey – and I’m feeling really excited. How I feel now, this is something I will definitely continue with in the future. I may even give myself another month…let’s see how it goes!