Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Low-Carb Greek Keftethes (Meatballs)

Serves 6, your time = 30 mins, chilling time = 2 hours
One serving contains 17g fat, 29g protein, 3.6g carbs and 1g of fiber for 2.6g of net carbs.

Keftethes are great cold as a starter or hot as part of the main meal, they never last long in my fridge.
Most cultures have their own twist on the humble meetball and most, like Keftethes are easy to make.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Low-Carb German Obatzda

Serves 10, your time = 10 mins, chilling time = 2 hours
One serving contains 36g fat, 14.5g protein, 3.1g carbs and 0.1g of fiber for 3g of net carbs.
The thing I miss most about Germany is spending an afternoon at a Bavarian Biergarten with family and friends. When we lived there my wife and I fell in love with Obatzda, a soft cheese and onion dip that is a perfect accompaniment to beer, Bretzen (large pretzels) and in an emergency, vegetable sticks.

Much of what I enjoyed at the Biergarten does not fit into a low-carb lifestyle but Obatzda does!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Live Octopus Sashimi

Ate this at a wonderful Sashimi restaurant in Busan, Korea.
Tasted no diferent to normal Octopus Sashimi but definately more of a talking point. 
They clung onto your chopsticks, and once you wrestled them off your chopsticks they latched onto your teeth making them hard work to actually eat.. so I guess they are healthier overall because you consume more calories eating them :-)
Carbs, minimal 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Low-Carb Greek Tzatziki

Serves 8, your time = 5 mins, cooking time = 0.
One serving contains 11.3g protein, 5g carbs and 0.2g of fiber for 4.8g of net carbs.
Tzatziki is probably the most common dish on any Greek table. It’s also one of those dishes where every cook has a different version on the “authentic recipe”. I just love this side dish; I can eat it with almost anything, providing I am not meeting anyone the next day :-).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Low-Carb Korean Gomtang (beef soup)

Serves 8, your time = 20mins, cooking time = 4-6 hours.
One serving contains 16.5g protein, 4.7g carbs and 1.2g of fiber for 3.5g of net carbs
This Korean Gomtang beef soup is filling, healthy, low-carb and easy to cook.

I found this recipe in Chang, Sun-youns’s fantastic book called A Korean Mothers Cooking Notes. I purchased my copy on my first trip to Korea after falling in love with the people and their cuisine. My Korean college helped me choose, advising that it was indeed full of authentic and popular Korean dishes. It is available on Amazon in hardback and softback.