Bootcamp Recipe Thread

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BIWI Wed 11-Apr-12 11:31:11

Asparagus Frittata (serves 2)

250g/9oz asparagus, trimmed and cut into 5cm/2in pieces
4 eggs
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
225g/8oz spring onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil

- Cook asparagus in boiling water until tender (7-10 minutes)
- Whisk the eggs and add the cheese and the spring onions
- Pre-heat the grill
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan that can go under the grill
- Put in the asparagus; stir-fry for a minute, then pour in the eaten eggs, moving the asparagus around gently to make sure the egg mixture gets right through, and that the grated cheese is well distributed
- Let the frittata cook over a moderate heat for a few minutes until the underside is cooked and lightly browned, then put the pan under a hot grill for a minute or two until the top is set and golden brown

5.5g carbs per serving

Recipe from Rose Elliot's "The Vegetarian Low-Carb Diet Book"

Dogblep Thu 23-Mar-17 18:26:07

[[ This] is an amazing cauliflower cake by Ottolenghi with cheese, eggs and herbs. I'm sure you could sub the flour for ground almonds or leave them out. I have to try it!

juggles6 Fri 17-Mar-17 15:13:00


BursarsFrogs Sat 11-Mar-17 13:58:02

Adding a linseed and parmesan pizza base from

I've tried a few low carb pizzas, and this has had the best consistancy to my liking. It's solid enough to eat slices by hand, even when you make it quite thin.

Author: Mellissa Sevigny

1 cup flax meal (ground flax seeds)
½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
(I added a drop of water, as it felt a little dry when mixing)


1. Mix the flax meal and Parmesan (or Romano) cheese in a medium bowl. Add the eggs and stir until a dough is formed. It will be sticky, let it sit for about 5 minutes or so until it's easier to work with.
2. Wet your hands with water to help keep the dough from sticking to them and press onto greased cookie sheet about ⅓ inch thick in a circle. You should get about a 10 inch crust out of it - if it's a lot smaller than that you are making it too thick.
3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree (F) oven for 8 minutes. Remove.
4. Add toppings. Bake for another 15 minutes at 350. Remove.
5. Cool. Eat. Swoon.

I prebaked it a bit longer than 8 minutes, as it just looked like it could do with a bit more.

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CiderWithRosy Thu 09-Feb-17 21:51:35

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momofgirls Fri 03-Feb-17 20:19:17

Recipe for microwave broccoli lemon and garlic. Easy & quick.

Here's a recipe for Microwave Lemon Garlic Broccoli from

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Just marking this valuable thread so that I will never lose it. I hope it has permanence on the forum.

Tempocalypse Sun 20-Nov-16 19:44:19

Low carb Yorkshire pudding (adapted from BBC good food)
140g plain flour
200ml unsweetened soy milk
4 large eggs.
Salt to taste
Weigh out flour and beat together soy milk and eggs. Gradually whisk wet ingredients into dry and chill.
Heat oil (sunflower, rapeseed, vegetable etc) in a muffin tin (or similiar ) in the oven at 220-240 degrees for at least 20 minutes. Add a small amount of batter (approx 2 tbsp) and leave to rise with the oven door shut and until thoroughly brown.
Crispy, lovely, and couldn't tell the difference between these and those made with cows milk.
Makes 22 yorkshires at 4.85g carbs each

PlayNice Tue 08-Nov-16 17:38:38

Lemon Butter Chicken (serves two)

Two/300g chicken breasts or 300g skinless and boneless chicken thighs
Two garlic cloves
Two shallots
200ml double cream
30g Parmesan cheese
100g baby spinach
1 tsp thyme
1 tablespoon butter
Lemon zest
Lemon juice

1. Dice chicken into chunks, zest lemon, mince garlic, chop shallots etc
2. Melt the butter
3. Cut up your chicken and add it to the butter. Fry it along with the shallot, lemon zest, thyme and garlic until mostly cooked
4. Add the double cream, lemon juice, Parmesan, and spinach and simmer for a few minutes.
5. Check chicken is cooked
6. Serve over courgetti, zero noodles, or alongside buttered vegetables, more spinach, or mashed swede.

gardengirl88 Mon 07-Nov-16 12:55:13

These recipes are fab! Thanks all for inspiration!!

TrumpsFluffyHair Mon 31-Oct-16 12:00:41

Fathead pizza is fantastico! The best low carb pizza base I've tried by a long shot.

Strawclutching Fri 28-Oct-16 15:52:55

Wanhedas chicken satay is one of the best things I have ever eaten!

ASISAYNOTASIDO Mon 24-Oct-16 14:52:03

All looks very tasty - off home now to start cooking.

BIWI Wed 07-Sep-16 13:41:49

It's good, isn't it?! I make it without the bacon if I know I'm cooking for vegetarians (just up the amount of shallots that you use), and it's equally lovely.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Mon 08-Aug-16 13:36:42

Last night I made that Bacon, Shallot and Gruyere Tart that BIWI posted upthread. Just tried a slice for my lunch. Deliciousness! The almond flour crust does such a good impersonation of pastry.

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MacaroonMama Sat 09-Jul-16 19:00:01

Have never put photos on here before but I have to share! It is Tom Kerridge's Chicken of Total Joy (in our house anyway). I change two things - I use olive oil not rapeseed - and add a cauliflower (floretted) to the chicken pan with a splash more oil after removing the foil. It is VERY SPECIAL CHICKEN INDEED this one. Hope the photos work...

Gcalgske Thu 07-Jul-16 10:07:34

Or you can use a stock cube. grin

Gcalgske Wed 06-Jul-16 21:47:59

Cullen skink (adapted from a Nivk Nairn recipe)

Serves 6
For the stock (makes 1.2 litres)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 Arbroath Smokies or natural smoked haddock, roughly chopped
100ml dry white wine
100g white veg (leeks, fennel, onion, roughly chopped)

For the soup
40g butter
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 leeks, finely chopped
600g cauliflower peeled & diced
400ml double cream

For the stock, heat the oil, add the veg and stir well. Sweat for 10 mins on low – don’t colour. Remove lid and add the wine, boil for 1 min. Add 1.2 litres water and the fish. Bring up almost to the boil then skim well. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 20 mins.

Cool and strain through a fine sieve, keeping the stock. Discard the veg but set the fish pieces aside and flake.

For the soup, heat a large saucepan, add the butter, shallots, leek and garlic. Sweat for 10 mins but don’t colour. Add the cauliflower and stock from earlier and simmer until the cauliflower is tender. Add the cream and the flaked fish and warm through gently. Season and serve in warm bowls, garnished with chopped chives and a turn of black pepper

SestraClone Mon 04-Jul-16 12:32:59

Easy Mushroom soup

1 leek, sliced thin
2 garlic cloves, crushed
300g mushrooms (any, but I used a mix of chestnut & wild) chopped
a few thyme leaves
salt & pepper to season
1 pint stock

Sweat the leek and garlic in the butter on a medium heat for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add the mushrooms and thyme and stir through for another 5 minutes. Add the stock and simmer for 20 minutes, then season to taste. Whizz in a blender or use a stick blender.

wizzywig Mon 20-Jun-16 09:37:59

Is there a search function within this thread? Im trying to find greek yoghurt breakfasty recipes. Thanks

WanHeda Tue 07-Jun-16 14:33:06

Soup ideas. Some need tiny tweaks to be BC (swap milk for cream, leave out flour etc)

Wintersea Mon 06-Jun-16 23:44:43

Avocado and cucumber salad
Deseed and chop up a 1/2 to a whole cucumber (I usually give it a quick perk to remove most of dark green skin).
Add a couple of chopped/sliced Spring opinions and a chopped handful of coriander
Mash up an avocado or two
Mix the whole lot together with a glug of oil and a squeeze of lime juice

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