Yesterday I got kicked from a Keto group on Facebook because I shared a bread that only has 4g carbs per slice. Why? Because I had not realised that not all ingredients of the bread were suitable for Keto. I did post a list of ingredients so people can make their own minds as to whether they want to buy this of bread or not, and people in this group were aware that I am doing lazy Keto and do not necessarily follow the strict scientific side of this WOE. So please my dear readers if you ever find anything on my blog or on my Instagram page that you do not consider suitable or strict enough for your diet, please ignore it. I am trying to shift a large amount of weight and what works for me, works for me. But that also means that what works for me does not necessarily work for you. We all follow our very own approach to Keto. Some follow a very strict approach to Keto, others like me follow a more relaxed approach. By no means does this mean that your or my way is the better one. So as I said before: if you don't agree with anything I post, please ignore it.
I just wanted to give you a little update on my MCT oil experience.
So far I am very happy with the MCT oil I am using. The oil is a high quality and really doesn't taste of anything. I was a bit scared that it might be yucky, but it's actually quite pleasant. I can't bring myself to taking it on a spoon, and God knows I tried. I don't like the feeling of oil in my mouth. It's gagtastic...
However, using MCT in your morning coffee .. with or without butter .. works very well. I don't use butter, as I am not keen on Bulletproof Coffee, but the MCT oil on its own works really well.
Suffering from gallbladder issues, I am happy to say that since I have been taking MCT oil, the issue have disappeared. I never expected this to happen, and after nearly 20 years of pain, I am now painfree.
As we all know Keto can cause some trouble with constipation. This is no secret. Since starting taking MCT oil, this no longer is an issue at all.
Generally I am very happy with MCT oil and I will keep on taking it every morning.
In case you are looking for an MCT oil to try, I am using the one below and can really recommend it:
After having some issue with the dishwasher, I am surprised that I made any food at all. But I am quite proud that I did not opt for the ordering out option.
I normally don't care much for sweets but when I want something sweet then I really do.
So I whipped this up: creamed coconut with vanilla, and frozen strawberries. I didn't even have half of it and was stuffed.
This is definitely a keeper :) .
I think this dish is a good dish to have some fake noodles :)
A bit more spicy than I anticipated this dish was absolutely delicious. I have not made the spice mix myself though. I bought it from my local supermarket. I am not ashamed to admit it.
I made good use of both coconut oil and coconut milk in this dish, both ingredients that I love.
I followed some instructions on how to cook konjac noodles, i.e. I washed them and fried them off to dry them off but to be honest, I don't think it made a difference.
What's your secret to cooking konjac noddles?
I have read a lot about MCT oil recently, and decided to incorporate it into my day-to-day diet.
As you probably know MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides and apparently MCT oil is quite beneficial for your health. Some of the health benefits in regards to Keto are:
It makes you feel fuller
It reduces stored body fat
It raises your metabolic function
It improves digestion
These benefits made me curious, so I will add this to my daily supplements and see how it goes.
If anyone is taking MCT oil as capsules, please share your experience with me, as I am very interested. Thanks!
Fasting has always been a scary word for me. I mean, fasting means not eating, right?
Not eating for hours on end, sometimes even for days. This surely can't be achievable? And surely it must be dangerous. At least to the outside world, as I for example am a very hangry person. I should have a t-shirt printed that says 'sorry for what I said or did when I was hangry'.
So I read about 16/8 intermittent fasting, and the potential benefits on Keto.
And you know what? Without realising it, I have been doing 16/8 intermittent fasting for a good while now. I skip breakfast because I no longer feel hungry in the mornings, and have my first meal of the day at 1:30 pm when I go for lunch.
So during the week I have been doing either a 16/8 or a 18/6 fast without realising it. Not bad, ey?
4 slices of shin beef
5tbsp olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic globes, chopped
3 carrots (medium size), sliced
1 leek, sliced
20g tomato purée
1/2 litre beef broth
1/8 litre dry red wine
1 tsp each of thyme, rosemary, majoram
Preheat the oven to 200 C. Heat the oil in a pan and fry of the meat until browned on all sides before transferring it to a casserole dish. Fry off the vegetables in the same pan. Mix the broth, the wine and the tomatoes purée. Add to the vegetables. Add the herbs, salt and pepper before adding the mix to the meat in the casserole dish. .
Cook covered in the oven for 75 minutes.
Serve with fresh parsley.
If the gravy is too thin for you, use something keto-friendly to thicken it.
Without wanting to advertise anything, you might have heard of those kitchen gadgets that apparently help you make stuffed burgers. Right?
Can anyone explain to me what I am doing wrong? I added 130g of minced meat to the gadget and it didn't seem to be enough. So I basically ended up filling the burgers myself and only using the gadget to press the burger into shape. Maybe this is what you are supposed to do? Mind, the videos online show otherwise.
Either way, these cheese and onion filled burgers with coleslaw on the side were delicious!
I am quite please that I lost another 1,2kg. So far I have lost a little over 20lbs and while the weight loss is going slowly, at least the weight is going into the right direction: downwards! :)
A Slimming World approved and Keto adapted salmon bake by yummptious_sw and it is lush! ?
200g salmon, cut into bite-size pieces
2 garlic cloves
3 large eggs
150g natural cottage cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C Fan/Gas 5.
Put the salmon into a flan dish.
Mix the eggs, garlic, cottage cheese, parsley and cheddar cheese in a bowl. Salt and pepper to taste and spoon over the fish.
Bake at 190°C/170°C Fan/Gas 5 for 15-20 minutes until just set.
Argentinian style beef with peppers cooked in tomato. This dish was fairly tasty, and I am thrilled to say that my intolerance to peppers seems to have faded over the years.
This opens a lot more possibilities for my day-to-day cooking, as peppers are very versatile. Happy days! :)
I normally don't use sachets when cooking, but our local supermarket has a new range of spice mixes and rubs and I simply had to try them.
So I made a Brasilian Ximxim chicken with baby sweetcorn and mangetout.
Unfortunately neither my husband nor I were impressed. In fact we did not like it at all. The flavour of what I can only describe as vinegar was overpowering, so I am sorry to say it landed in the bin. I hate throwing food away, and try to avoid where I possibly can, but this was not edible.
This is a German style meat salad.
Well to be honest it is a Swiss meat salad but I adapted to the point of being considered German :D .
300g German cooked sausage (Fleischwurst) or alternatively use smoked German ham as I have
200g cheese (Emmental)
3 tbsp vinegar
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
Cut the sausage (or ham), the cheese and the gherkins into pieces. Cut the onion into thin slices.
Make a dressing from the vinegar, the oil, salt, pepper and after mixing it with the other ingredients leave it all to rest for an hour.
I am really grateful for the support I do receive from my parents in law. My husband and I meet with them once a month and ever since we have started the Keto WOE, they have made sure that the food they make for us has been ketogenic or at least low carb.
Considering that they are both over 60 and don't really know what ketogenic means, this support is amazing.
So in case you read this; thank you to you both! Love you loads! xxx
4 pieces of haddock or cod, or salmon
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic gloves
2 cm ginger root
1/2 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp coriander
1/2 tbsp cumin
chilli powder to taste
250 ml coconut milk Kokosmilch
2 chilli peppers, thinly sliced
Cut the fish, salt and marinate with lemon juice. Leave in the fridge for about an hour.
Fry off the onions in the oil until golden brown. Using a mortar and pestle create a paste from the garlic, the ginger and the spices. Alternatively you can finely chop the garlic and ginger and add the spices. Add the paste to the onions and fry for a short while before adding the coconut milk, the green chilli peppers and the vinegar.
Leave to simmer for about 10 minutes, and salt to taste.
Add the pieces of fish and simmer (with a lid) for another 5 to 6 minutes.
If you like you can garnish the dish with freshly chopped coriander.
Following my recent blender purchase I have spent a week drinking these bad boys, and apart from a few fails, they were very nice.
This one here contains almond milk, spinach, avocado, raspberries and strawberries.
They are surprisingly filling as well, and as long as you stick with keto friendly ingredients, they make a nice change to the meat and veg routine.