Coconut Pancakes

These are super filling, make them savoury by adding cheese and ham, or sweet(ish) by adding a square of melted dark chocolate.  There's enough in this recipe for 4 people, it makes about 10 medium sized pancakes. The consistency is more crumbly than regular wheat flour based pancakes, so it will be necessary to turn … Continue reading Coconut Pancakes

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90 second Coconut Bread

This recipe is a handy 90 second bread. It contains an egg and is served with a Humpty Dumpty (boiled) egg, perfectly filling and very nutritous for breakfast or lunch. The fun egg cup is very amusing for young children, they will be fighting for one! It is best if eaten immediately as it tends … Continue reading 90 second Coconut Bread

Healthy versus Unhealthy Fats

A low carb diet means that healthy fats must be increased. However the type of fat matters greatly. Healthy fats include butter, ghee, coconut oil, rendered animal fats, extra virgin olive oil. Seed and vegetable oils are heavily processed and often oxidised, causing excessive Omega 6 fats in the body resulting in inflammation and so … Continue reading Healthy versus Unhealthy Fats

Kefir: A Super Probiotic

Gut health is getting a lot of air time recently, being linked to overall resistance to chronic health problems. Fermented foods are being reported as hugely beneficial to gut health. Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with kefir "grains", a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter. It typically contains about 30 different microorganisms, making it a much … Continue reading Kefir: A Super Probiotic

Pancake Tuesday – Coconut Pancakes with Dark Chocolate

I was pleasantly surprised with how these coconut pancakes turned out. I even managed to properly flip a few without them ending up on the floor! The recipe came from the  dietdoctor site, which is an excellent resource for all Low Carbers. These are drizzled with 85% dark chocolate and served with some whipped cream. So … Continue reading Pancake Tuesday – Coconut Pancakes with Dark Chocolate