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Turkish style Chicken Kebab Recipe

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This recipe is suitable for Slimming World or my Low Carb Diet and is Free from Dairy & Wheat

There are the two different versions below to serve 2 people

Marble Carob Fingers – Low Carb and Free from wheat, dairy, gluten

carob marble slicesThese are rather tasty but also low in carbohydrates. I made them in a small foil baking tray from Waitrose. But you can use any small baking tray you have to hand (Approx 6 x 5″)

You need half the mixture of the reduced carb sponge cake

Mix 2 tspns carob powder to a paste with warm water. Then stir it into the cake mixture to make it look marbled. Spoon it into the baking tray.

Reduced Carb Sponge Cake ~ Also free from Dairy, Wheat, Corn and Dairy

reduced sugar cake

IMG_9805This whole cake has a total Carbohydrate value of 80 grams.

If you follow Aunty Lils Unit Counting Diet, a portion (1/8) will count as 2.5 units.

I find it’s best cooked in loose bottomed non stick sandwich tins approx 8″ diameter. But you can use any cake tin you like, just bake until it feels fairly firm on top. When you touch it gently with your finger, it should spring back.

This is a great cake for people who can’t have wheat flour because cakes made from things like rice flour have more of a powdery or dry texture. But the addition of almonds makes it more moist like a ‘proper’ sponge cake.

The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Living

The art and science of low carbohydrate living

Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science. Now, whether you are a curious healthcare professional or just a connoisseur of diet information, two New York Times best selling authors provide you with the definitive resource for low carbohydrate living. Doctors Volek and Phinney share over 50 years of clinical experience using low carbohydrate diets, and together they have published more than 200 research papers and chapters on the topic. Particularly in the last decade, much has been learned about the risks associated with insulin resistance (including but not limited to metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes), and how this condition is far better controlled by carbohydrate restriction than with drugs. In this book, you will learn why: • Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial ‘silver bullet’ for managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.

The Great Cholesterol Con

Statins are the so-called wonder drugs widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels and claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Believed to be completely safe and capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions, they are the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. In this groundbreaking book, GP Malcolm Kendrick exposes the truth behind the hype, revealing: high cholesterol levels don’t cause heart disease; a high-fat diet – saturated or otherwise – does not affect blood cholesterol levels; and, the protection provided by statins is so small as to be not worth bothering about for most men and all women.

 

Low Carb Recipe of the Day

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Prawn Salad with lashings of Mayonnaise.

This is one of my favourite Summer meals and barely a trace of a carbohydrate.

On a hot sunny day, I like to sit on the patio and eat this. Heaven!

 

The Mars Bar Diet ~ Or any normal sized bar of chocolate

Mars Bar Diet

Not quite as crazy as it sounds.

This diet is actually quite healthy. The Mars bar is a treat that you can have once a day. Or another type of chocolate bar of your choice. (But must be the same amount of calories – ie. 280)

 

 

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