Halloumi – Cypriotic Cheese

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I am crazy about cheese. That is one of the reasons why eating keto or low carb works so well for me. I wouldn’t want to miss cheese in my diet. I eat just about every type of cheese. One of these cheeses is Halloumi.

Halloumi is a Cypriot semi-hard, cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and sometimes also cow’s milk.It has a high melting point and so can easily be friend or grilled.

Halloumi is served fried with vegetables, or as an ingredient in salads. Cypriots like eating halloumi with watermelon in the warm months.

Halloumi has almost no carbs, just 1,8 grams per 100 grams.

This is what Halloumi usually looks like:

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I have made lots of salads using Halloumi as a source of fat and protein. See photo’s beneath:

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Cauliflower, Cheddar and Bacon Cream Soup

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What’s not to like… this creamy Cauliflower soup fills you up entirely with only 450 calories and just 4,9 grams of carbs…

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 375 grams of cauliflower
  • 800 ml chickenstock
  • 200 grams of creamcheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon Xanthangum
  • 8 pieces of fried bacon
  • 200 grams of cheddar cheese
  • 4 spring onions

I make my soup in the Crockpot, in the morning I throw in the cauliflower, stock and cream cheese, after a few hours I put everything in the blender, add 1/8 teaspoon of Xanthangum and the soup is ready. Sprinkle the grated cheddar, bacon and sliced spring onion on top and… let’s eat!

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It’s Pumpkin Season, What Better Way To Celebrate Autumn Than With Pie!

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Wow, this low carb pumpkin pie looks delicious!! I sure will give this a try soon!

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(this is a different picture I found on the web…)

For the recipe follow the following link:

http://fittoservegroup.com/2015/10/12/lisas-easy-low-carb-pumpkin-cheesecake/

Indian Scrambled Tofu

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One of my all-time-favorite breakfasts is Indian Scrambled Tofu. The taste of the curry powder, combined with cilantro, tomato and creme fraiche is just lovely!

I found the recipe online somewhere and I tweaked it to my liking. Really delicious!

Just take 100 grams of tofu, crumble it in a buttered pan, sprinkle some turmeric, curry, and salt over it, stirr it and you’re done! Put some sliced tomato, creme fraiche and cilantro on a plate and add the scrambled tofu. Enjoy!

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Low Carb LCHF Cheesecake Fat Bombs!

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This recipe is one on my ‘to make’ list! Maybe I would add a little lemon to get that extra bit of character, but I am sure making these!

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If you are eating a Low Carb/ LCHF eating plan you probably already understand that your main source of energy should come from fat. A true Ketogenic diet is as high as 70% Fat 20% Protein and 10% Carbs. But, let’s face it adding high fat snacks can prove to be a little tricky. This is where“fat bombs” come to save the day. These tasty morsels come to your rescue when you just need a little something to tie you over. Fat bombs may be the easiest way to make sure you are in ketosis. When your body burns fat instead of glucose. you are ketosis. Having enough fat can help speed up your weight loss. By the same token, if you don’t have enough fat to fuel your metabolism you can experience a weight stall.

I make and then keep mine in the freezer, for when I need a little extra…

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The Unwich – Breadless Sandwich…

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A very inventive way to eat lunch without needing bread or a bun, is by making a so called. Unwich. A sandwich, but without the bread. Take some big leaves of lettuce and put anything you like in between, and there you have it! I have Always seen bread as a necessary means to transport what’s on it, so I like it!

This is an unwich I made today:

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Some examples of other unwiches:

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Low-carb snack ideas on Pinterest!

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Here are some nice ideas I will sure give a try soon!! Good to keep around with the Holidays coming up! I found this and so much other great ideas on Pinterest. Pinterest is a never ending source of ideas, what a fantastic invention this is!!

http://wholenewmom.com/recipes/low-carb-snacks-paleo-snacks/

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