Low-carb colcannon

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I usually think of colcannon – a traditional Irish dish that combines potatoes, cabbage, cream and butter – as rich, creamy, comforting fare that’s a perfect side accompaniment for winter dinners. However, my attempts to make a low carb version of the dish yielded a surprisingly light and fluffy creation that seems a perfect side…

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Cool summer gazpacho

gazpacho

I realise there are a lot of people turned off by the idea of cold soup. And if you mentioned it to me in winter, I would probably baulk at the idea too! But there’s something about gazpacho, especially when you make it at a time when tomatoes are at their peak and gorgeously ripe…

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flan

Cherry clafoutis (low-carb)

Clafoutis. It’s a lovely word isn’t it? Clafoutis – just had to say it twice. It’s a French dessert – kind of a mix between a flan and a baked pancake, and traditionally made with cherries, although ...

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capp-cake

Cappuccino breakfast cake

What’s not to like about cake for breakfast? This one has a smooth coffee flavour, healthy ingredients and a sweet cream cheese topping. If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, then ...

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tabheart1

Tabbouleh with a twist

So this is the thing with tabbouleh – it’s one of those recipes that you can freestyle with, depending upon what’s available in your fridge or store cupboard. Unless, of course, you’re a purist who ...

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Pink pomegranate dressing

Pink pomegranate dressing

If there was a beauty contest for fruits, pomegranates would surely be a main contender. These delicious ruby red orbs are lovely both inside and out. Break them open, and you get hundreds of sweet ...

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applecake

Low-carb apple & cinnamon cakes

These are easy-peasy, delicately light low-carb cakes, that can be mixed up, put in and taken out of the oven within half an hour. I don’t bake cakes that often at the moment, so if I’ve made the ...

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egg-iron

Carrot & leek breakfast waffles

I’m still in love with my new waffle maker. I had feared that when I finally treated myself to one a few months, it might turn out to be one of those space-eating kitchen gadgets that quickly gets ...

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quinoa

Oat & quinoa chocolate crisps

Did your mum ever make chocolate cornflake crisps when you were little? They were all the rage in the 70s. Chocolate melted in a pan with Kellogg's cornflakes stirred in, put into paper cases and left ...

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lambone4

Nourishing lamb bone soup

Well spring is officially here in the UK, but you wouldn’t really know that given the weather at the moment. Looks like we’re in for a blustery Easter. The daffodils are out but it’s still pretty ...

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waffle1

Banana batter waffles

It’s easy to get a bit paranoid about eating bananas when you’re trying to follow a low-carb diet, as they rate pretty high on the GI scale. But avoiding them really means you’re missing out on all ...

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