Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots

These super-simple, but super-scrumptious, Low-Carb Classic French Chocolate Pots, contain only two ingredients! Decadent and impressive enough for a make-ahead dinner party dessert, you can also easily whip some up to grab straight from the fridge as a mid-week treat. Or use as a handy fat-bomb to adjust your macros on a keto diet.

Happy 1st Blogging Birthday to Santé Bon Viveur! – review of the first year

It's Santé Bon Viveur's 1st blogging birthday!! It's been a whole year since - with massive trepidation - I first pressed the 'Publish' button and sent a blog post out into the world. I wanted to say a huge 'thank you' to everyone who's supported me this year - by following, reading, sharing, and commenting on this blog, and by trying out my recipes and giving feedback. And I couldn't let this milestone go by without marking it with a round-up of the year. So here's some highlights and successes; some things I've learned; some info about Santé Bon Viveur's readership; plus some handy links to everything I've published so far organised by category. So you might find something useful in this article if: - You follow me for one type of post - maybe low-carb recipes, or travel writing - and you want to find links to everything in that category, simply listed in one place. - If you're a new blogger - or thinking about becoming one, or setting up some other website - and want to hear about some of the challenges I've overcome, and new things I've had to learn, in my first year.

Low-Carb Mille Feuilles

Who doesn't love a delectable, creamy French pastry? I know I do! And I've been craving one. So I came up with this recipe for Low-Carb Mille Feuilles! It uses fat head dough instead of puff pastry. And for the filling, I've used whipped sweetened cream. Or you can mix it up by using instead my crème anglaise (from my recipe for Low-Carb Summer Berry Crème Anglaise Tarts). Only 3.8g net carbs per slice, these save you a massive 57g over a high-carb version.

Travel In Pictures: Creative Rage Exhibition, Stoke-on-Trent – until 2 Sept 2018

Last weekend, 27 April, I went to the opening of Creative Rage - an exhibition of multi-media pieces by members of the UK-based progressive LGBTQ artistic community. If you want to catch it, it runs until 2 September at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. Here's some of my favourite images, a bit of background, and a little practical information.

Cassata Siciliana – Italy’s most exciting cake! Includes the exclusive recipe given to me by the Villa Ducale boutique hotel, Taormina, Sicily

I haven't got a very sweet tooth. But I still think the cake, Cassata Siciliana, is one of the most wondrous foods on the planet! In this article, I'm not only telling you what it is, but also sharing with you the exclusive Cassata Siciliana recipe given to me by the Villa Ducale boutique hotel in Taormina, Sicily.

Travel in MOVING Pictures: Videos of The Trapani Misteri Procession 2018 – Sicily, Italy

A few days ago I published my favourite photographs that I'd taken over Easter of the beautiful and moving Misteri procession in Trapani, Sicily. But to experience it in full, you need to hear the wonderfully funereal music, and to see the movement too (the 'annacata' waddle of the people processing)! So here's some of my short videos of the Trapani Misteri Procession 2018. They were taken on 30 and 31 March, mostly from the balcony of the Ai Lumi hotel in Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Travel In Pictures: The Trapani Misteri Procession 2018 – Sicily, Italy

Over Easter, I was awestruck to experience the beautiful and moving Trapani Misteri procession in Sicily. Here are my favourite pictures I took of the procession, the bands, the spectators - and the other people who made it happen. I do hope people in Trapani who took part in the procession - as well as my other readers - may enjoy these pictures

HAPPY EASTER: Recipe for White Chocolate Sauce for Fish

My recipe for White Chocolate Sauce for Fish is super simple, and can be whipped-up in just a few minutes. It's best served with oily fish like salmon. It's sweetness cuts through, and complements, oily fish flavours fantastically well. It's gluten free and low-medium carb.

Travel In Pictures: Street Art in Brighton – Minty: Part 1 – Celebrities, Stormtroopers, Elephants & Pigs

There's tons of street art in Brighton. It's part of the fabric of this uber cool, vibrant English seaside city. One of the most prolific street artists, who's also my favourite, is Minty. Here's some of his art, mostly themed around celebrities, stormtroopers, elephants and pigs!

From Bean-To-Bar & Beyond: 8. What’s New in Chocolate?: Unusual Cocoa Beans!

To wrap up my miniseries about what's new in bean-to-bar craft chocolate, here's some news about chocolate being made with very unusual cocoa beans. In fact, one of these chocolates is made from beans that aren't cocoa at all! This post brings to an end my mini-series on what's new in chocolate. It will also be the last 'From Bean-to-Bar & Beyond' post for a while, although that will continue as an occasional series. Look forward to a complete change with some very visual blogging about some completely different topics in my next few posts.