Sunday, June 12, 2011

LCHF Burgers

A quick, yet tasty and filling, all home made lunch today when we landed in Malta again! This was the first time I tried making burgers this way, with lettuce instead of buns, but I think it worked really well.

One of the fast food chains in Sweden, MAX, actually serves a low carb burger very similar to this!

The burgers themselves I made from:

½ kilo of minced beef
1 small onion, chopped into small pieces
Dried garlic
Cayenne pepper
1 small eggs

Mix everything in a bowl.

I also made a hamburger dressing from:

1 jar of ful fat greek yoghurt
3 table spoons of creme fraiche
2 table spoons of mayo
3 table spoons of mustard mayo, Heinz has a good one
3 table spoons of tomatoe paste
10 mini cornichons or pickles cucumber chopped into tiny little pieces
½ Onion, chopped into tiny little pieces

Mix everything in a bowl.

For other toppings, use whatever you like with you burger. Enjoy!

Back on track!

I'm back from my holiday in Sweden, and ready to produce some yummy and healthy LCHF recipes.

Long live the butter!

Btw, I have some interesting stories, and 'health tips' that I got while in Sweden, that I will tell you about as we go along. But I can say that not all 'camps' are as progressed and understanding when it comes to choosing low carb and high fat instead of the old style high carb and no fat!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Me so sorry

I'm really sorry for the poor updating, but I am currently in Sweden for a course, and will be for the rest of this week.
Not a lot of exciting cooking is going on right now, but the more when I get back home!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


So simple and so good. Coleslaw is perfect to make a big batch of and just keep in the fridge, it goes with pretty much anything.

As you might have notice, I do carrots every so often in my cooking, even tho it is not necessarily considered LCHF food. But I think it's ok, it's such small amounts I use every time, and I think it gives a nice colour to the food as well. After all, food is a lot about presentation.

Anyways, coleslaw can easily be made without that carrot too, it depends on what you prefer. If you are eating LCHF because you are a sugar addict, maybe you should stay away from it, but otherwise I don't think it'll do any harm :)

I my coleslaw I use:

White cabbage,
A very small amount of yellow onion, not too much, you don't want it to be the dominating flavour.
Greek yoghurt, full fat
Mayonnaise, full fat
Mustard, a very small amount, a teaspoon or two
Chili powder

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One of my best friends... my SodaStreamer, what an excellent invention! I love sparkling water, and I think it's the next best thing to have with dinner,taste wise, red wine comes first of course :)

I usually make a big bottles, and over carbonate it so that it is super bubbly, then take some frozen berries from the freezer and add a dash of lemon juice -Yum!

Very often we forget how unhealthy the drinks we have can be, and only look to what we eat. Juice for example, has an undeserved reputation of being super healthy and full of vitamins, which is not true at all. Well, it might be full of vitamins, but no vitamins that you won't get from eating meat, eggs, fish and vegetables, and it is definitely not healthy when you see how much sugar it contains.

Just to give you an idea of how much sugar some drinks contain, see below:

Orange juice, 10,6 g gcarbohydrates/dl - Usually you'd drink a lot more than 1 dl
Coca cola:  36,4 g carbohydrates/33 cl can
Full fat milk 3%  4,8 g carbohydrates/dl
Red wine 0,8 g carbohydrates/dl
Water 0 g carbs :)

Not as shocking as this though:

Frosties cereal 87,5 g carbs per 100 g - almost only sugar!!

Chicken legs with fruity salad

Another chicken dish, this time with a tastier part of the chicken -the leg. Very simple to make lots of, and it cooks itself in the oven. I bought a huge container of fresh chicken legs, threw them all in an oven tray, put the oven on 175 degrees, and mixed a marinade/glaze from what I had at home. I then cooked them for at least an hour, or until you can see that the meat is not pink anymore :)

The marinade was made from some honey, a lot of soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, sesame seeds and chili.

This was served with a tasty and fruity salad which cannot be considered really LCHF with the fruits (preferably you should consume foods with less than 5 grams of carbohydrates/100 grams) but it was very good, fresh and a lot better than having rice or potatoes with it! :)

I used mache salad, sugar snaps, nectarines, tomatoes and a small amount of onion chopped very small. Season this with sea salt, olive oil and white vinegar and you have yourself and very yummy salad!