I am fairly Rain Man-y when it comes to lunch. I eat Romaine salad, chicken breast, cheese and mayonnaise in the office every working day. This might sound boring, but I like the different spices we use for the chicken, and the chicken is made on the BBQ which makes it very tasty. Also, this repeated lunch has the advantage that I don't have to worry about being creative for lunch.
I have stalled a bit and I know this is down to me eating too many carbs. So I will give NP (no plants) for tea a try for a week or two. Let's hope this acts as a bit of a kickstart back into ketosis.
I will keep you updated on the success front, and of course I will post any new recipe that I make.
Have you missed me?
Honestly, I am not ignoring you, but I keep eating the same stuff over and over, so I have no new recipes to share. I have to come up with some new ideas. Any suggestions?
I am afraid today, I have to whinge.. just a bit and real quick. Oh c'mon, please don't look at me like this, I will be quick!
I spend a lot of time on diet communities and it's nice to see that more and more people know about Keto and LCHF, however it is sad that both still has a bad reputation. I somehow understand, because I - like most of you - grew up with the attitude that fat is evil, and fat makes you fat. So hearing people condemn Keto or LCHF is nothing new to me - and probably nothing new to you fellow Ketojans either. What does upset me though are people who are preaching their WOE as the only right one.
Let me be honest with you, guys: if you feel the urge to walk the earth preaching that your WOE is the only one, then you have a lot to learn. At the end of the day, it is the result that matters, and nobody likes people who preach, be is ex-fatties or ex-smokers. So just don't, ok?
All other people I have met, who are not preaching: thanks for being kind and supportive. Keep on losing weight, people! Good luck!
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: