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Garlic Chilly Prawns

Shakespeare wrote “If music, be the food of Love, then play on! (Twelfth Night).

Food has always played an integral part of human society and development. Our love affair with food has developed with flair and flamboyance. Food and Love have been partners from time immemorial and today, on a day when we celebrate Love, in whatever form it comes to us, I honor Love by sharing this simple yet delectable recipe with you. I hope you will enjoy this dish with the radiating energy of Love holding you closely in its embrace.

Nutritional Information per serving 

(Please note that these are approximate values)

Serves 4 Large Portions or 6 small portions

Total Carbs                                                    3.35 gms

Fibre                                                                0. 2 gms

Net Carbs                                                        3.15 gms

Protein                                                           50 gms

Fat                                                                     29.6 gms

Energy                                                            265 kcal

Potassium                                                     24.20 mg  

You will need:

1 kg of Cleaned Unshelled Prawns. (you can leave the head on or take it off, depending on your preference)

1 tablespoon of garlic

1/2 tablespoon on ginger

125 gms of butter

5 green chilled chopped fine

1 teaspoon of salt or to taste

1 lime

  • Wash and clean the Prawns leaving the shells on
  • Melt the butter in a pan
  • Fry the garlic, ginger and green chillies for about a minute
  • Place the prawns in the butter with the garlic, ginger and green chillies and the salt.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the prawns

Serve with a green salad and some keto bread.

Note: You can add or reduce the chillies depending on how much heat you prefer.


Peri Peri Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are absolutely scrumptious and the perfect comfort food! They are amazingly easy to make and totally worth the effort.  Perfect for a quick snack or a complete meal served with a green salad and yoghurt.

Nutritional Information per serving (4 Wings) (Please note that these are approximate values)

Total Carbs                                                    4 gms

Fibre                                                                  2 gms

Net Carbs                                                         2 gms

Protein                                                           27 gms

Fat                                                                     38 gms

Of which Saturated                                  22 gms      

Energy                                                            448 kcal

Magnesium                                                    34 mg

Potassium                                                     348 mg  

You will need:

12 pcs of chicken wings with the ends cut off

125gms butter

2 juicy limes/lemons

2 tablespoons Medium Hot Chilly Powder

1 teaspoon Rock Salt

  • Wash the chicken wings and blot dry with kitchen paper
  • Place the wings in an electric  dry fryer and cook for 30 mins on rotating mode at maximum heat. Depending on your model, keep checking to ensure that the wings are golden brown and cooked through
  • If you do not have a dry fryer, then mix 1 tablespoon of melted ghee into the chicken wings, mix thoroughly with all the wings and place the wings in a baking tray and bake for 15 mins, turn the wings and bake on the other side for another 15 mins at 180 degrees Centrigrade
  • While the wings are cooking, place butter in a saucepan and melt. Ensure that the butter is just melted and should not turn brown so use a low setting on your cooker. Once the butter is melted, add the chilly powder, juice of 2 limes and the salt, Allow to cook for 2 mins and then add the cooked wings.
  • Coat the wings with the sauce and let the wings marinate in the sauce, over a low fire, for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with a salad and yoghurt for a main meal or on their own as a snack

Absolutely soul fulfilling food. Enjoy!

Keto Eggplant Parmesan

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There is something wholesome, warm, fuzzy and comforting about cooking your own meals. It reminds me of my grandmother’s kitchen, with its constant clinking and clanking of pots and pans, sense awakening aromas, seeming chaos reigning, while daughters, cousins and daughters-in-law rushed to carry out her very precise instructions. It was a place where the women in the family bonded and carved out a niche for themselves. This was their domain. Our mothers delighted us with their culinary skills and coaxed us, almost hypnotically, into learning how to cajole flavours out of food.  Mealtimes were a gastronomic joy.

I like to think of cooking as an expression of self. After all, the food you eat, becomes you. Every cell and molecular structure in your body is a direct result of the food you consume. Cooking brings me great joy and comfort. It is my safe haven and going keto, has allowed me to explore the wondrous world of real food. It has been rewarding beyond measure. It is most certainly a huge step away from what I grew up on but the preparation of it is no less fulfilling. The food on a ketogenic/LCHF diet is delicious and truly nourishes the soul.

I will be sharing some of my own recipes on this journey as well as directing you to recipes from other blogs, that I have tried and tested. I encourage you to try and experiment with them and you might be pleasantly surprised with the result. I am hoping that it will convince you to give up the processed foods that so harm your body.

This particular recipe for Eggplant Parmesan is inspired by Buddy Valastro, from the popular TV series “Kitchen Boss”. One evening, dead tired from work and seriously in need of mindless TV, I was watching Buddy Valastro share his family recipes. (I find cooking shows quite relaxing. Weird – I know but there you have it!) He was making Eggplant Parmesan with all the trimmings and it looked totally scrumptious so I decided to try a keto-friendly version. To my surprise, it turned out beautifully, better than I expected, really,  and now it makes a weekly feature on my menu.

I love the versatility of this dish. Once you are done making the eggplant, you can layer it with marinara sauce, mozarella and cheddar cheese and bake it for about 15-20 minutes or you can simply enjoy it on its own with some homemade hot sauce or mayonnaise. It is sooooo finger licking good! Great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables.

I braved sending my little creation to Martina Slajerova (who is my guru, by the way). She decided to try it for herself and then posted it on her blog! Can you imagine my excitement?! Thrilled, does not even begin to describe my elation!

See here for the recipe