Lowcarb Stirfry

Lowcarb chicken stirfry, yummy in your tummy! To see the recipe visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
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One of the easiest dishes to low-carbify is a stirfry. Instead of rice, we use shredded cauliflower, it’s just as tasty and SO filling!

It’s also really easy to do in advance, so dinner is ready in under 15 minutes. We often shred the cauliflower the night before or even days before and store it in the fridge in airtight storage-boxes.

 

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Lowcarb Stirfry
Yummy in your tummy chicken stirfry
Lowcarb chicken stirfry, yummy in your tummy! To see the recipe visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Lowcarb chicken stirfry, yummy in your tummy! To see the recipe visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
Instructions
  1. Shred the cauliflower. (This can be done days ahead of time. )
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the diced chicken.
  3. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and tamari and stir until the sauce starts to brown.
  4. Stir until most of the liquid has reduced and then add the shredded cauliflower.
  5. Cook until the cauliflower is evenly incorporated with the chicken.
  6. Spread everything along the sides of the pan, creating a well in the middle. Pour the beaten eggs into the well, and wait to stir until the eggs are cooked. When the eggs are cooked, mix with the rest.
  7. Add the chopped green onions and serve!
Recipe Notes

We use this as an easy meal, when we both have a full day. It's way too easy to get tempted to get takeaway after a busy day, and shopping just before having to make dinner, often results in bad decisions for us - so we have learned to always have cauliflower rice on hand in the fridge!

What is your go to "easy meal" instead of takeaway??

 

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Anja’s paprika stew

Anja's lchf pork tenderloin paprika autumn stew. It's simply delicious! If you're only making one thing this autumn, make this dish! To see the recipe, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
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My husbands nephew’s wife Anja makes the most delicious food! We love coming over for dinner because it’s always so scrumpcious! And she always says…

“oh this… that’s just something I threw together…”

…and it IS! That’s what’s so crazy…

I love cooking and baking in the kitchen. It’s like my therapy but Anja practically lives in the kitchen! I am in awe everytime by the meal she creates for us, and Dennis (her husband) is the luckiest mand on earth (well next after my own of course…. hehe)

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Anja's paprika stew
A wonderul tasty paprika stew with pork tenderloin.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Autumn, Stew
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Autumn, Stew
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Carve the tenderloin into 1 cm pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut the bacon into 3 cm pieces and fry on a pan - then put aside.
  3. Cook the onions til they color and put aside as well.
  4. Brown the tenderloin pieces on each side and put aside.
  5. Put oil, tomato paste and spices in the pan and stir.
  6. Add the broth, then the meats and onions and let simmer on low for 40 minutes, stirring to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  7. Season with spices and add the cream. Heat it shortly and serve with cauliflower rice or root vegetables.
Recipe Notes

This dish is the ultimate autumn recipe - it even has the rich autumn colors of red and orange. It would be perfect to make in a slow cooker (one of the items on my christmas wishlist.)

We serve it with cauliflower rice, but Anja serves it with mashed potatoes and root vegetables (beet roots, carrots and parsnips) - DELICIOUS!

What is your favorite autumn recipe??

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THE best cauliflower pizza

THE best cauliflower pizza I have ever tasted! And I have tried a few let me tell you. To get the recipe, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
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We have a discussion going in my house at the moment. My husband is of the firm belief, that you CANNOT substitute bread in a pizza.

I will admit, of course it doesn’t taste the same – but that is exactly the point.

I am very sensitive to bread, meaning hours after eating it, my stomach is bloated and I have stomach pains that takes hours to go away!

It’s not really worth it… but time and time again I get tempted to taste, simply because it tastes so great!

Well no need to be tempted again – because this pizza tastes just as great AND I don’t have to suffer the stomach pains afterwards

– WIN/WIN!

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THE best cauliflower pizza
The best cauliflower pizza I have tasted so far... and I have made quite a few.
THE best cauliflower pizza I have ever tasted! And I have tried a few let me tell you. To get the recipe, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
large pizza
Ingredients
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
large pizza
Ingredients
THE best cauliflower pizza I have ever tasted! And I have tried a few let me tell you. To get the recipe, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
Instructions
Crust
  1. Turn on the oven to 230 degrees.
  2. Shred the cauliflower, unless it's already done.
  3. Mix the egg, cheese, oregano and psyllium husks with the cauliflower rice and mix well. I use my hands.
  4. Pour the cauliflower dough onto a bakesheet and spread it out with your hands. If it's too sticky, you can cover the dough with another piece of baking-paper (or vitawrap) and smooth it out like that.
  5. Bake the cauliflower crust for 12-13 minutes, or until it's golden in color. Remove it from the oven, but let the oven stay on.
Filling
  1. Cover the crust with the tomato sauce, then a thick layer of cheese and lastly the rest of the filling. (Put the parmaham on top to make it crispy!)
  2. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the ham is crispy.
  3. Let it cool for a bit before cutting it. Add spices and serve.
Recipe Notes

Dianna just turned 7 ½ months.... Oh my Goddess where did the time go?!? ... and on that note we decided it was time for her to start on meats. Now fish wasn't a bit hit... (as you can see on my Instagram here...)

but sausages and chicken she simply loves and now cauliflower pizza too!

 

What kind of meats did you introduce your children to first?

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Oh and P.S.... it tastes great cold too!!!!.... 🙂

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Sleep well Mr. Cohen

My favorite quote from Mr. Leonard Cohen: "There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in". To read more about my thoughts on his passing, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
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I am not often touched specifically by celebrity deaths, but when I heard about Leonard Cohens passing, I was very sad. This wonderful, humble, sophisticated gentleman and phenomenal poets passing is such a loss for humankind.

I first got to know Leonard Cohen while doing homework with my dad. We would always have some background music on, and of course my dad would choose, because… well he was the dad.

We heard everything from Deep Purple to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. His smooth manly voice was such an opposite to the popmusic I would usually hear, that I was intrigued and curious and wanted to hear his music again and study his lyrics.

I am especially fond of his London concerts and have heard them countless times.

If you have a moment, sit with a glas of redwine and enjoy. His smooth velvety voice just melts my cares away. There are so many good songs/lyrics, that I couldn’t possibly mention all those I love.

My favorite poem/quote of his is:

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

I try to remember this everyday. Everybody is flawed, and it’s what makes us human and beautiful.

 

How has Leonard Cohen touched your life?

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Baby and mommy yoga

Help your baby understand her body with babyyoga. How I learned to enjoy yoga and it helped me connect with my daughter. To read more visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
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I have never really gotten the yoga-craze. I mean I have several girlfriends who do it – but I just never really understood it! That was, until I became a mother!

Dianna is really big – well I mean long! She is 7 months now – but wears clothes for a 1 year old, because she’s so tall!

That being said, she is also a bit slow in her development (not late tho – just a bit slower). I think a part of it, is because of her looooong body. It’s hard to control long limbs and it requires more strength as well.

So in an effort to help her a long the best I can – a mother in my maternity-group suggested I try “Baby and mommy yoga”.

And you know what?!?…. It’s AMAZING!

Now I have never been the most coordinated or athletic person (I can just hear my husband laughing at that comment…), but even I can do this!

It’s easy and so relaxing (some of the time) and best of all – Dianna loves it as well! We really connect on another level during some of these exercises 🙂

Our economy isn’t really well enough for me to pay for classes or travel somewhere like in a gym to go to a class… sooo what do you do?!

Youtube !!! 😉

If you search “Baby yoga” – a million (or so) videos will appear.

My faves so far are:

 

Depending on Diannas mood and how long I want to carry on for, I choose between the videos.

The first is a long one, with both yoga for mom and for baby. The second is mainly focused on mommy and the last on baby.

If you haven’t tried it yet – HURRY up and do it! You will love it!

 

What is your favorite exercise for you and your baby to do together?

 

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LCHF burgerbun

Simply delicious LCHF burgerbun. To see the recipe go to my blog at www.pennnylane.dk
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Eating strictly LCHF isn’t really that hard… I mean – meat + veggies + fat = a meal!

Doesn’t that sound easy?! The hard part comes in all the rest that you miss (at least for a while).

For example – B.L.C (before low carb hehe) we would eat burgers with a soft, white bun, lots of ketchup and sometimes fries as a sidedish. Now that we’re eating lowcarb, all that is no-go! But just so we don’t feel like we’re missing out, I make my own LCHF burgerbuns and they are delicious. And instead of fries as a sidedish, I serve the burgers with bacon and avocado inside, so there’s no need for a sidedish!

My husband’s never really liked substitute lowcarb bread, as he says it always tastes “a bit funny”, but this is just perfect! (And coming from him, that’s high praise!) He even asked to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

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LCHF Burger buns
Lowcarb Highfat burger buns.
Simply delicious LCHF burgerbun. To see the recipe go to my blog at www.pennnylane.dk
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Servings
buns
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Servings
buns
Ingredients
Simply delicious LCHF burgerbun. To see the recipe go to my blog at www.pennnylane.dk
Instructions
  1. Turn the oven on to 190 degrees.
  2. Whisk the eggs and add the cottage cheese.
  3. Pour the melted butter into the mixture and mix well.
  4. Add all the dry ingredients together and add to the mixture. Be sure and mix well.
  5. Let the mixture rest for 10-15 minutes to gather the fluids and make the batter more firm.
  6. Wet your hands and form the soft dough into 5 buns on a baking sheet.
    LCHF burger buns just about to go in the oven. To see the recipe, go to my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
  7. Bake in the oven for 20-25 min.
    LCHF burgerbuns straight out of the oven! To see the recipe and many more lowcarb recipies, go to my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
Recipe Notes

What is your favorite LCHF-burger??

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LCHF hot chocolate!

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Ok, so my husband is a total chocoholic! I mean if he had to choose one thing to bring on a deserted island, he would bring chocolate!

The best chocolate quote. To see how I make the perfect LCHF hot chocolate, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

Eating LCHF you don’t exactly get to eat alot of chocolate – actually when you eat strict LCHF, like we do at the moment, you don’t eat any at all!

But there are little tips and tricks to the trade to help when you have a craving! And boy did Brian have a craving yesterday – so I fixed him a LCHF hot chocolate – and it did the trick!

If you want you can add an egg, and it could count for a meal if you’re in a hurry… 

It does require some special ingredients though, but it can be made without (but it won’t taste as good…. so you’re warned!)

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LCHF hot chocolate!
Yummy in your tummy hot chocolate LCHF style
Course Hot drink
Cuisine Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Hot drink
Cuisine Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together EXCEPT the egg.
  2. Blend everything together for a couple of seconds before you add the egg. Keep blending until everything is smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve with a splash of whipped cream!
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Asian-inspired hot smoked salmon salad

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Our 3rd week eating strictly LCHF is going great! It’s been a pleasure to fill my body with real food and my hubby is still on board and even enthusiastic! (who would have thought…?)

My husband loves asian food tho, and really misses his rice and noodles, so I knew I had to find something nice for his work lunch.

My husband studies mechanical engineering full time at DTU (Danish Technical University), but because I’m on maternity leave and the funds at home are quite low (it’s not cheap with a baby btw!), he has gotten a “student” job as a teacher at Roskilde Technical College – which also means even less hours at home. And to be sure he keeps his energy levels up – I make him a scrumpcious LCHF lunch every day. (I mean it’s the least I can do for my hubby who works so hard!)

Asian inspired smoked salmon salad. LCHF lunch for my husband. To see the recipe, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

 

A little tip:

Put the salad i a glass jar. It’s pretty and easy to clean. Be sure to put the dressing at the bottom and then the rest on top, that way when you pour it on a plate, the dressing will come out on top (and the salad wont be soggy!)

The perfect way to keep a salad crunchy for school or work. To see more, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

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Asian-inspired hot smoked salmon salad
Asian salad - perfect for one of those loooooong days at work!
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Slice cabbage thinly and julienne the squash.
  2. Chop the red pepper into bitesize pieces.
  3. Remove the skin from the salmon and cut into pieces.
  4. Mix the dressing together by adding oliveoil, tamari, lime juice and 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds in a bowl.
  5. Put it all together, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve. (Or put it all in a tight-lid jar for your hubbys lunch).
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Strictly lowcarb highfat

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Five years ago I weighed 30 kgs more then I do today! Wow even writing it is unreal…

I was really unhappy about the way I looked and felt – I wasn’t at ease with my body.

And inbetween then and now,  I have even been pregnant and on maternity leave and the weight is still dropping.  And I owe it all to LCHF! (lowcarb highfat)

To cut the story short my husband and I had been diagnosed “involuntary infertile”,  meaning we had tried for 10+ years to get pregnant and had been unsuccessful, even with IVF etc., so we gave up and concentrated on other things in our lives, careers, school, travelling, friends and our fur babies…

Mickey brian-og-gaizia

….and I started concentrating on my health.

I had “piled on the pounds” after all the hormones, emotional eating and depression of not being pregnant and I felt unhappy with myself. I also have the diagnosis’ PCO (poly-cycstic ovaries) and Endometriosis, and googling this showed me I should be eating much more lowcarb to better take care of myself (Thank you for mentioning that doctors!!!)

I googled and found some, though not as many as there is today, lowcarb websites and so my LCHF-journey had begun.

Returning to a more natural way of eating (no processed foods) helped us get pregnant!

I have no doubt what so ever, that I owe my pregnancy to LCHF.

Our miracle-baby Dianna. We were told we could never get pregnant, but with LCHF that all changed. Visit my blog to see how: www.pennnylane.dk
Our miracle LCHF-baby

That being said – my husband never really joined me on my lowcarb-journey – but that has all changed now… as we both have been eating strictly lowcarb for the last week and the results are staggering!! He has dropped 5 kg and I have dropped 2,5 kg (I have already been eating lowcarb).

Strictly LCHF (lowcarb Highfat) means eating less then 50 g of carbs each day (and less then 20 if possible) – so no pasta, rice, potatoes or bread.

The last one is the toughest one for us – I LOVE bread, but it does nothing good for my body! And also it means eating more fats (the good kind – avocadoes, fish, olives, nuts in moderation, but also butter, mayo, cheese, fatty meats and sauces… YUM!)

For me lowcarb was tough to stay on, but LCHF keeps me full longer and so I don’t have the same chance of falling back into the sugar trap.

I also make meal-plans for the week, so I know what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. It helps us to stay away from spontaneous decisions in the supermarket that always turn out unhealthy.

This week, our mealplan has been like this:

Mealplan – week 1 of LCHF:

Monday

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with ham

Lunch: Chickensalad

Dinner: Bolognese with broccoli and pesto

 

Tuesday

Breakfast: Omelet with bacon and springonion

Lunch: Macrel and hardboiled eggs

Dinner: Chickenbreast with roasted kale and tomato salad

 

Wednesday

Breakfast: Salad with beef and mayonaise

Lunch: Smoked salmon with asparagus and sourcream

Dinner: Green tacos with beef

Beef salad with mayonaise. LCHF mealplan for week 1. To see more visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
Beef salad with mayo

Thursday

Breakfast: Ham-rolls with cheesefilling

Lunch: Greek salad

Dinner: Salmon with cauliflower-mash

Salmon and cauliflower mash. LCHF mealplan, week 1. To see more visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
Salmon and Cauliflower mash

Friday

Breakfast: Stuffed peppers

Lunch: Shrimp salad

Dinner: Ham with green beans and broccoli

 

Saturday:

Breakfast: Omelet with roasted red peppers and bacon

Lunch: Ceasars salad

Dinner: Entrecoté with kale/fennikel salad and green beans

Omelet with red peppers. LCHF mealplan for week 1, visit my blog to read more: www.pennnylane.dk
Omelet with red peppers

Sunday

Breakfast: Chia-porridge with raspberries

Lunch: Tapas

Dinner Salad-burgers with greenbean-fries and mayo.

 

Jane Faerber is my LCHF-goddess!!! If you don’t know her, try visiting her website : www.madbanditten.dk

I get alot of inspiration from her website. She creates the most amazing LCHF-recipes and has a lot of the nutritional-mumbo-jumbo in details of why lowcarb works compared to other diets. And I wouldn’t even call LCHF a diet – for us it is simply a way of life!

What are your experiences with lowcarb??

 

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Be back soon

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Going to visit my sister Nettie in Harrogate (North of England) today. I’m a bit anxious about travelling with a baby, and have pinned pretty much every pin on pinterest about travelling with a baby! But I’m sure it will be alright. Actually I’m travelling with my mother as well, and I’m almost just as nervous about that hehe…. (she gets very easily stressed…. so that will be interesting!)…

Auntie Nettie visiting from England. To read more about my family and pagan life, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk
Auntie Nettie from England. To read more about my family and pagan life, visit my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

I always get so nostalgic thinking of my sister so far away…

Family and it's importance to me, to read more go to my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

Family and it's importance to me, to read more go to my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

Family and it's importance to me, to read more go to my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

Family and it's importance to me, to read more go to my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

My family really means everything to me – but isn’t definded by “blood” as I am a proud step-mother to two beautiful grown-children 🙂 and auntie to two great children as well…

Family and it's importance to me, to read more go to my blog at: www.pennnylane.dk

Sooooo see you when I get back…

 

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