All posts filed under: The Slow Carb Diet

Chilli Chicken Soup

It’s cold season, people are coughing and sniffling in office blocks nationwide. It’s gross. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been victim to the pathetic symptoms of the common cold and attempting to self cure with ginger tea and hot honey and lemon; which by the way are both awesome things to be drinking when you’re all bunged up. Despite many attempts by The Chilli Geeks, I will not be coerced into drinking shots of chilli – but I knew I had to get the hot stuff down me somehow because its a world renowned cold-curer.  Another classic home comfort for those burdened with the lurgy is chicken soup, so what better way to give my immune system a boost than turn chicken soup into a bowl of fire? Try this at home if you’re not afraid to let your mouth burn a little – or reduce the chilli content, it’s totally your call. PS – This recipe is Slow Carb Diet friendly. Serves 2 100g leftover roast chicken 80g shelled edamame beans 4 …

Homemade Jerk Seasoning and other saviours (Spicing Up The Slow Carb Diet)

After a while, the basic foods you’re allowed to eat on the slow carb diet get a little boring. The novelty of super-clean eating wears off and everything suddenly tastes very bland. So it didn’t take me long to kick my arse into gear and find out the best ways to make slow carb diet food more interesting with basic store-cupboard ingredients. This weekend I made jerk seasoning following a BBC Good Food recipe that I’m about to share with you, and I’m also going to introduce you to a few other ways I’ve spiced up the slow carb diet. 2 tbsp ground cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks 2 tbsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp dried thyme 2 tsp allspice berries 1½ tsp cayenne pepper ½ nutmeg Toast the whole spices in a small pan until they are aromatic and have turned a shade or two darker. Don’t be tempted to skip this stage, as it really enhances the flavours. Tip into a spice grinder (or use a pestle and mortar), then add the ready-ground spices and …

The Slow Carb Diet Breakfast

Since adopting the slow carb diet I’ve been eating much bigger breakfasts than I usually would, this sounds great in theory but in practise it’s taken a lot of getting used to. My go-to breakfast up until very recently has been something healthy and simple like avocado on toast, which takes all of two minutes to prepare and keeps me going until lunch time. Despite being a solid breakfast choice (in my opinion), it breaks two slow carb rules (no bread, eat at least 30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking up) so for now it’s out the window. It’s now been replaced with the protein-packed slow carb diet friendly breakfast recipe below. I’ve had to change up my routine (by which I mean stop pressing ‘snooze’ and get out of bed in time to cook) and my appetite is still adjusting to eating this much so soon after waking up, but it keeps me more than satisfied until the clock strikes lunch and it’s contributing to the weight loss that comes with this diet. …