Yesterday I made my very own version of chicken fricassee which I hope you will enjoy, too!
400g chicken, diced
300ml extra thick double cream, or alternatively 300ml heavy cream
1 jar white asparagus (Green Giant @ 190g) or alternatively fresh asparagus
150g mushrooms (fresh or from the can)
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp vegetable stock (optional)
Xanthan gum (optional)
Brown off the chicken and pepper it to your liking.
Lower the heat and add the cream, the asparagus, mushrooms and parsley.
Season with the curry powder, the vegetable stock and salt.
Simmer until the chicken is done, and add the parsley.
If you find the sauce too thin, use some Xanthan gum to thicken the sauce.
I admit it.. I did spend £2.- each for two pieces of Lo-Dough. Why? Because it seems to be the latest graze, and I like everything new and shiny.
As you can see from the image above, I have decided to use it as a pizza base, as recommended on the product package.
Lo-Dough comes as round pizza bases/wraps and the product as such smells nicely of .. yeast? The product states that it's ready to eat however I decided to give it the pizza test. The uncooked texture reminds me of foam, very soft and quite nice. We added a thin layer of tomato sauce to the dough, added pre-grilled chicken, onion, mushrooms and cheese and baked it at 180 C for 15 mins.
The crust was crisp.. very crisp. As a matter of fact it was completely dry. The centre of the pizza was soggy to the point of being inedible. I would not use Lo-Dough again, not for pizza anyway, and in all honesty, I would use it for anything else. The product tastes of absolutely nothing, and at £2.- per piece it is far too expensive for what it is.
I will stick with fathead and quark as an alternative for pizza bases, but at least I can say that I tried Lo-Dough.
Everybody who considered getting a Ketonix, which sells at over £100.- in the UK, I would personally not bother.
After watching a video by the amazing GingerlyGinger on Youtube, I considered getting a breathalzyer and she was right - these things work! So if you have considered getting a Ketonix, let me be honest: don't waste your money.
GingerlyGinger has made two videos, one of them (the older one) is a bit hard to understand so she made a new one only a week ago. Give them a watch, they're very informative:
Finally, almost three months after we bought it, we finally managed to set up our new gas BBQ, get a gas bottle and make our first batch of chicken breast - which was a delight I have you know ;-) !
When we visited my family this year, my broher-in-law Christian cooked a BBQ on a massive gas BBQ that he had gotten for his birthday. Needless to say my husband was smitten and wanted his own. And in all fairness, a gas BBQ is a lot easier and quicker, especially in weather conditions that change as quickly as they can here. So we got one, and the weather turned sour.
Yesterday.. 22 degrees, sun and not too much wind ! Never have I seen my husband build any DIY project that quickly :D . I don't think I will ever make chicken breast in the frying pan or oven ever again. Chicken breast will go on the BBQ from now on, yes even if it is snowing!
Prepare to see a lot more BBQ'ed meat on this blog. Our next plan is beef fajitas on the BBQ, so watch this space!
After what felt like endless discussions about whether BPC is a drink or in fact food, we have not come to a conclusion yet. I think it matters only if you are actively fasting, and what kind of fast you do. If you do a water fast, then BPC is maybe not an ideal breakfast.
Anyway... I have decided to give BPC another try. I don't think I am getting enough fat in my current diet, so I will incorporate BPC for a week to see if drinking it in the morning makes a difference. This morning I did not notice a difference. The BPC did not keep me fuller for longer as the holy internet promises, and I felt hungry by around half nine. Not a great start but maybe I have to get used to it first. Talking about getting used to it. I think I might add some flavour to the coffee tomorrow as I find it rather bland. Maybe some cinammon or nutmeg. The world is my oyster so to speak.
On another note, I have bought chocolate spread... yes, you read this correctly. Jim Jam's 83% less sugar chocolate spread with maltitol. Maltitol being a sugar alcohol should (!!) not affect my insulin level. However the internet gives a range of different opinions, so like with everything in Keto, experimenting is the only way of finding out if it is for me. So wish me luck :) .