Recipe for Low Carb Flourless Chocolate Cake

Welcome to chocolate month on Santé Bon Viveur! Dive with me here into a deliciously indulgent chocolate cake. It's low-carb, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian, with no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners. But all that virtue doesn't come at the expense of decadence!

Low-Carb 101: Erythritol Natural Sugar Substitute – All You Need To Know

If you're trying to reduce sugar in your diet, erythritol is a fabulous 'next generation' calorie-free and carb-free sugar substitute, and a naturally-derived product. I use it loads in my recipes when I'm cooking something low-carb or keto. Read on to learn the basics - about exactly what it is and where to get it - and on its health profile and how to use it.

Low-Carb Recipe: Blueberry Cheesecake

On a diet for January? Well you don't need to skimp on some indulgence. This luscious blueberry cheesecake saves you 53g of sugar and 200kcal a slice over regular cheesecake, without losing any of the flavour. Tasting just as good, if not better, than a high-sugar version, it's low-carb, vegetarian, and free of gluten, added sugar and artificial sweeteners. 

Low-Carb Christmas Leftovers Recipe: Cheese & Cranberry Rolls

Hello, and I hope you had a fantastic Christmas! Still got some leftover cheese and cranberry sauce to use up? Same here. So yesterday I came up with these cheese and cranberry rolls to use up mine. They're a great vegetarian alternative to sausage rolls that are low-carb/keto and free of added sugar, artificial sweeteners, wheat and gluten.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Low-Carb Recipe: Rum or Brandy Sauce

Right, no frills with this one - it's Christmas Eve, so I'm running out of time, and so are you! But I am sooooo pleased with this. After some experimentation, this is my very own recipe for buttery, rich, low-carb rum or brandy sauce and it is absolutely AMAZING!!! And with just 5 ingredients, it takes literally 5 minutes to whip up from scratch. Free of sugar and artificial sweeteners, it's fantastic on my low-carb Christmas pudding!

Christmas Recipe: Low-Carb Cranberry Sauce (Nigella’s Redder Than Red Cranberry Sauce Low-Carbified!)

This Christmas I've been converting some of the recipes that I traditionally make to sugar-free versions - as with this cranberry sauce, which is a complete synch to make, and much nicer than shop-bought stuff. It's low-carb/keto, gluten-free, free of added sugar and artificial sweeteners, and suitable for diabetics.

Christmas Low-Carb Swap Recipe: Christmas Pudding

I'm in full Christmas prep mode now, which includes continuing my experiments with low-carb versions of traditional Christmas food and drink favourites, to make sure I can eat what I want come the big day. This recipe for a lovely light Christmas Pudding - low-carb, gluten-free, and free of added sugar and artificial sweeteners - is made so quickly that you can easily whip one up on Christmas Day itself!

Christmas Low-Carb Swap Recipe: Mulled Wine

Brrrrr, its a bit nips out there isn’t it? So get toasty in front of the fire with the next in my series of recipe swaps for Christmas: low-carb mulled wine. A super-easy recipe that’s just as gorgeous as the higher sugar version, but better for you.

Christmas Low-Carb Swap Recipe: 5-Ingredients Crackers for Cheese & Paté

These beautiful crunchy crackers are the perfect partner to a big glass of good red wine, plus paté or a cheeseboard, at Christmas (or at any other time for that matter). Made with just 5 ingredients, they are low-carb, keto, vegetarian and free of wheat, gluten, sugar and artificial sweeteners. But you absolutely won't know from the taste that they are so virtuous, and non-low-carbers will love them too!

Low-Carb Swap Recipe: Pizza Crust

It's official, you don't have to give up pizza if you're cutting down on carbs! This highly-versatile, low-carb/keto and gluten-free crust recipe can be used as a base for both pizza and garlic bread. It's a miniscule 3g of carbs per serving, saving you at least 84g. And what it's made of might surprise you!

Low-Carb Swap Recipe: Coffee Ice Cream

It was International Coffee Day on Sunday (1 October 2017), and that put the idea in my head to make a coffee-flavoured low-carb swap recipe. And since I also fancied some ice cream, a recipe for low-carb coffee ice cream is what I came up with! This saves you a massive 24g of carbs per serving over normal coffee ice cream. And if you're a coffee freak, be warned - it's so gorgeous that I've hardly been able to put down the spoon!