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!

Pumpkin Soup: Recipe for Halloween

It's Autumn/Fall, and Halloween. So it seemed a brilliant opportunity to share with you this gorgeous recipe for pumpkin soup that I've relied on over many years. Also just as fantastic when made with butternut squash, this pumpkin soup is thick, velvety, piquant, slightly sweet, and hugely hugely comforting. It's great for a meal on a cold day, and I've served it successfully many times as a sumptuous dinner-party starter that's generated lots of approving comments. It's relatively low-carb, gluten and sugar-free, and can be adapted to be vegetarian and vegan. Enjoy!

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!

Low-Carb Swap Recipe: Spinach Crisps

Put down those Dorritos and save shed-loads of carbs and calories with my recipe for super-tasty, low-carb/keto, gluten-free, vegan, spinach crisps! A healthy snack with potential to help lower blood pressure, prevent asthma and cancer, and improve blood sugar control and bone health.

Low-Carb Swap Recipe: Summer Berry Crème Anglaise Tarts

A photo in a travel brochure inspired me to create the recipe for these luscious Low-Carb Gluten-Free Summer Berry Crème Anglaise Tarts. Similar tarts are a classic in any good French patisserie. And here's 3 low-carb recipes for the price of one - pastry, crème anglaise, and fruit glaze.

Low-Carb Swap Recipe: 5-Minute Blueberry Microwave Mug Muffin

This high-protein, filling, gluten-free muffin, microwaved in a mug, is perfect to whip up if you have almost zero time, but don't want to compromise your low-carb lifestyle on-the-go.

Low-Carb Swap Recipe: How to cook Spaghetti Squash

You don't have to spiralise spaghetti squash - nature's already done it for you! It separates into noodle-like strands when cooked and scooped from its shell. It's in-season now, so learn the best way to cook it, save tons of carbs and calories over pasta, and boost your vegetable intake too.

Low-Carb Swap Recipe: Gluten-Free Wholemeal Bread

The new post in my weekly(ish) 'low-carb swap' series is for a delicious, nutty, earthy, gluten-free wholemeal bread.