All posts filed under: low carb

Eggs with Broad and Runner Beans

Is that a boring title? It’s a boring title. I was going to call it green eggs and then I decided that was too non specific and nobody would be able to find it on the interwebs and there was no ham so people might be disappointed so.. here we are. This is a recipe making very good use of two lovely green things that are in abundance in the UK at this time of year (broad beans and runner beans) with an egg in the mix to make it a proper meal. These beans are the sort of things that allotment owners might find themselves drowning in at the moment if they’ve had a particularly successful year. Double podding broad beans is a labour of love, there are no two ways about it, so this might not be a 15 minute meal (although it shouldn’t take you much longer than 20, in fairness). It is, however, incredibly simple and requires just the tiniest of food shops. A couple of different vegetables and an egg …

Tinned Salmon Niรงoise

For all those wondering how the low carb thing is going: it’s going. I was pretty strict with it for a couple of weeks, lost about half the weight I was looking to lose, and now I’ve chilled out on it a little (as planned). I’m keeping most meals low in carbs, but indulging in fancy doughnuts on a Saturday or gourmet burgers on a Wednesday if that’s where I’m at. I’ve found – as I always do with little personal challenges like this – that thinking from a low carb mind set has upped my creativity in the kitchen. The best way to keep up with this is to follow my Instagram stories, where I religiously publish almost everything that I cook. I’m sharing this recipe with you because it’s delicious, of course, but I do have another agenda. An agenda that I was reminded of when I found tinned wild alaskan salmon in the ALDI special buys section (AKA my second home) last week. The fresh, pink, succulent salmon that we all know …