Spicy low carb pizza

Spicy low carb pizza
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 285 g
  • Calories: 674
  • Fat: 34 g
  • Saturated fat: 15 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 9 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 1621 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 51 g
  • Cholesterol: 120 mg
Recipe type: Low carb
Cuisine: International
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For anyone on a Low Carb or Keto diet , this pizza is a real winner. It looks like and tastes virtually the same as pizza made with wheat flour but minus the carbohydrates. In addition to being very flavourful , this spicy pizza is also gluten free and a vegetarian option.
Ingredients
For the dough
  • Whey powder – 125 grams (unflavoured)
  • Mozzarella cheese – 75 grams (dry, grated) -see note.
  • Full fat cream cheese – 50 grams
  • Olive oil – 60 ml
  • Large egg – one
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Parmesan cheese – 100 grams

Other
  • Passata - 4 tablespoons
  • Chilli flakes – one teaspoon
  • Olive oil –one teaspoon
  • Cheddar cheese – two cups (shredded)
  • Bell peppers - one large (stalk, seeds and pith removed. Sliced into strips)
  • Red chillies – three I finely chopped)
  • Garlic – two cloves (finely chopped) - optional
  • Olives - two tablespoons pits removed (optional)
  • Mushrooms - ½ of a cup sliced (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add the chillies, garlic and bell pepper. Sauté until done. Remove from the heat.
  3. Combine all the ingredients under for the dough into mixing bowl or mixer with a dough mixing attachment
  4. Mix all the ingredients into a thick dough
  5. Roll out into one large pizza or divide the dough ball into 4 to make small individual servings
  6. Roll up the edges to create a border (optional)
  7. Place on non-stick sheets like Teflon or silicon, on a baking tray
  8. Place in the centre of the preheated oven and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven.
  10. Top the crusts with passata using a brush or a spoon
  11. Add the fried chillies, garlic, olives, mushroom (if using) and bell peppers.
  12. Top with cheese. Sprinkle with chilli lakes and place back into the oven
  13. Cook until the cheese has melted.
  14. Serve
Notes
Use only dry mozzarella. The varietys in water are not suitable for this recipe

Keywords: Spicy low carb pizza

Serves: Four portions

 

Pad Thai – Thailand

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Pad thai

Low carb Pad Thai
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5
  • Serving size: 330g
  • Calories: 570
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Saturated fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 6 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 581 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 38 g
  • Cholesterol: 168 mg
Recipe type: Low carb
Cuisine: Thai
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This great stir-fried dish from Thailand contains chicken and prawns , but the chicken can easily substituted by a firm flesh fish like swordfish or monkfish. If want a real treat , make it with scallops. The use of Shirataki noodles and erythritol in this recipe means that this is a low carb recipe. in addition to being full of flavour.
Ingredients
  • Chicken breasts – two (about 500 grams, cut into 12 mm strips)
  • Prawns – 250 grams (deveined and peeled)
  • Shirataki noodles - 700 grams drained weight (for non-keto see note *)
  • Eggs – three (beaten)
  • Bean sprouts – one cup
  • Spring onions - five (roughly chopped, white bits only) - keep the green tops for sprinkling later.
  • Red Chillies – four ( Thai Birds eye or similar, finely sliced)
  • Chilli flakes - one teaspoon
  • Garlic – three cloves (finely chopped)
  • Thai Chilli oil – one tablespoon ( See note **)
  • Vegetable oil – three tablespoons
  • Thai fish sauce – two tablespoon's
  • Tamarind paste – 2 tablespoons (see note ***)
  • Lime juice – one tablespoon
  • Erythritol – 2 tablespoon ( for non-keto see note ****)
  • Roasted cashew nuts – ½ cup ( chopped) - ( for non-keto - see note *****)
Instructions
  1. Remove the shirataki noodles and drain in a colander to get rid of their fishy smell.
  2. Combine the fish sauce, lime juice, tamarind paste, and erythritol. Mix well
  3. Heat one teaspoon of vegetable oil to a pan. Bring to medium heat.
  4. Add the eggs without scrambling allow them to fry for a minute. Now scramble. Place to one side ( keep warm)
  5. In the same pan, add two tablespoons of vegetable oil. Bring to medium heat. Stir fry the bean sprouts until nearly done. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  6. Combine two tablespoons of vegetable oil with one tablespoon of chilli oil
  7. Add to a separate skillet and bring to medium heat.
  8. Add spring onions and sauté until translucent.
  9. Add the garlic and chillies. Fry for a minute
  10. Add the prawns and stir- fry until pink. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  11. Turn up the heat to frying temperature.
  12. Add the chicken pieces and stir fry until all pinkness has disappeared and the meat is starting to brown.
  13. Add the previously prepared tamarind/ lime/ fish sauce.
  14. Add the noodles and reintroduce the prawns, bean sprouts and scrambled eggs. Cook until thoroughly heated through.
  15. Serve with roasted cashew nuts ( see note), green tops of spring onions and chilli flakes sprinkled over.
Notes
* For a non Keto version Shiritake noodles can be substituted with cooked glass noodles
** For the best results Thai chilli oil is recommended, but other chilli oils work as well
*** Prepared tamarind pastes can be high in carbs. You may want to consider steeping tamarind pulp in hot water . See Steeping tamarind pulp
**** For a noun Keto version can ne substituted by 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
***** Roasted peanuts can be used instead of cashews in a non Keto version

Keywords: Low carb pad thai with chicken and prawns

Serves: 5 portions

 

Low carb babotie – South Africa

Babotie
Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 300g
  • Calories: 574
  • Fat: 16 grams
  • Saturated fat: 13 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 8 grams
  • Sugar: 6 grams
  • Sodium: 113 mg
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Protein: 51 grams
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg
Recipe type: Low carb
Cuisine: South African
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Mmm Babotie. I have yet to meet a person who doesn't like it. Whilst now a traditional dish in South Africa, it had its origins in Indonesia It was adapted to fit local ingredients to become what it is today. It is a wonderful combination of savoury, spicy, sweet and sour browned minced meat in firmly set egg custard, which becomes golden brown and crispy on top after being baked. It is traditionally served with apricot chutney ( Mrs Balls of course)
Ingredients
  • Minced meat - 1 kilogram (beef or lamb)
  • Onion – one medium ( diced 6mm)
  • Garlic - two cloves finely chopped
  • Madras curry powder – one tablespoon
  • Vegetable oil – two tablespoons
  • Chilli powder – one tablespoon
  • Low carb apricot jam – two tablespoons ( see note)
  • Worcester sauce – one tablespoon ( 15ml)
  • Turmeric – one teaspoon
  • Almond milk – 375 ml
  • Low carb bread – one thick slice ( see note)
  • Eggs – five large
  • Bay leaves – 4 dried
  • Balsamic vinegar – one tablespoon
  • Butter – one teaspoon
  • Flaked almonds – one tablespoon
Instructions
  1. Start pre-heating of oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Soak the bread in the almond milk for ten minutes, then drain and keep one side
  3. Mix 4 eggs with remaining milk. Add turmeric and stir well.
  4. Heat oil to a medium heat
  5. Add onions and fry until translucent.
  6. Add garlic and stir for a minute
  7. Add curry and chilli powders – Stir until spices have cooked through
  8. Add Worchester sauce, balsamic vinegar and apricot jam
  9. Stir rapidly to combine ingredients
  10. Add meat and fry until all pinkness has disappeared
  11. Add remaining egg, drained bread and almond flakes
  12. Mix until well combined
  13. Grease a baking dish with butter
  14. Spoon the cooked meat into the dish and spread evenly
  15. Pour the egg/ milk mixture over the meat
  16. Place bay leaves on top and push down until submerged
  17. Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes until the egg topping has browned
  18. Serve
Notes
For this recipe I use diabetic low sugar apricot jam

A low carb bread for this recipe is our Chilli and cheese bread

This recipe yields 6 servings of approximately 300 grams

Keywords: South African Babotie