Hard boiled egg and parsley salsa

This hard boiled egg salsa is great with meat or fish but also great as a light lunch piled onto cos lettuce leaves. It is quick and simple to make and can be pulled together in just 15 minutes.Ingredients. 3 generous tablespoons of pine nuts. 2 scant tablespoons of capers. juice of 1 lemon. 30ml…

Fish Broth and Fish Soup

To make a really good fish soup you need to start with a really good fish broth. I like to use fish heads and frames, buy them from your fishmonger they are usually quite inexpensive. It’s really worth the small amount of effort to make fish broth and I generally make 4 to 5 litres…

Green wraps and green pesto sauce

These wraps are very versatile, they can be eaten warm or cold as wraps, they are strong enough to take for lunches or picnics they can be used as a canalloni substitute for pasta type bakes or shredded to make fettuccini and covered with a sauce and they keep for several days in the refrigerator.Ingredients…

Chorizo and Cavelero Nero soup

This spicy soup is a traditional Portuguese dish made with lots of dark greens and spicy sausage. Caldo verde, as it is called, is eaten a lot both in Portugal and in Brazil and the recipe varies from region to region. I was first introduced to this soup by my English friends Linda and Tin,…

Lamb shanks with roast beetroot and cashew puree

Lamb shanks are an excellent cut for low carb high fat eating, they should be cooked long and slow so all the gelatinous fibres melt and the meat is falling off the bone. Here I roast finely sliced onions with the lamb until they are dark and caramelised, and serve with a deep pink creamy…

Roast pumpkin with tamarillos, walnut pesto and feta

Tamarillos are in season now in New Zealand, their astringent sour sweet flavour is perfect with caramelised roast pumpkin. The addition of walnuts and feta gives creaminess and crunch for a perfect vegetable dish. This dish is great on its own or we like it accompanied by lamb.Ingredients 1/2 a pumpkin, I like the dark…

Stir fried cauliflower rice

I used the last of my cauliflower from the garden for this vegetarian stir fry. This is perfect for low carb high fat eating without meat, people often think that to be low carb you have to eat a lot of meat, it’s simply not true, I eat mostly vegetables with some meat and some…

Roast garlic cauliflower hummus with crispy venison mince

This hummus made with no chickpeas is delicious, before I went low carb I had no idea that the humble cauliflower was so versatile. We are fast coming to the end of the cauliflower season in New Zealand but I will not panic as asparagus follows in September. But in the meantime to make the…

Curry paste

I like to make my own curry pastes rather than buy them so I know what’s in them and make sure it is as fresh as possible, with good oils and whole spices. Having a curry paste on hand means that making curries and flavouring soups is so quick and easy. This one is a…

Sprouted lentil croquettes

These little croquettes are made with sprouted lentils, the sprouting process reduces the carbohydrate and starch content of lentil and also makes them more digestible. Ingredients. 2 1/2 cups of sprouted lentils, made with 1 cup of whole lentils. 1/4 cup flax seeds. 1 heaped tablespoon of tahini. 1 tablespoon fennel seeds. 1 large or 2…