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26Feb/12Off

Low Carb Slow Cooked Roast Pork

This monster is a fantastic tasting dish to "heat and eat" when you want a quick meal Its a rich saucy mix full of flavour and is just fine all by itself. You can serve it with things like rice if you like of course, or next to roasted vegetables.

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26Feb/12Off

Low Carb French Vanilla Cheesecake

Thankfully, the diet I am on allows for quite a bit of latitude if you remember "low carb" and you need to also remember than fat is not evil. This said, the Cheesecake is a perfect "craving buster" when you need something sweet to eat. Don't be afraid of this stuff, its damn tasty and lends well to variation, so don't be afraid to experiment.

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26Feb/12Off

Another Hollandaise Sauce

I am discovering that people are scared of attempting to make Hollandaise Sauce, they see it as some sort of voodoo which is prone to disaster if looked at in even the remotest wrong way. Well, I can assure you the Hollandaise is a very quick and simple sauce to make if you adhere to the "ratio" and ensure that one step is achieved before continuing. Even more frightening, whilst shopping I had a glance at the ingredients in a commercial jar of Hollandaise, and I was horrified that there was more than about 15 different ingredients on the list, for something that can be made with as little as 4 ingredients (commonly 6 including spices).

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19Feb/12Off

Low Carb Baked Lemon Cheesecake

Check out my improved French Vanilla Cheesecake recipe instead, it can be turned into a lemon cheesecake by replacing the vanilla with lemon juice.

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8Feb/12Off

Asian Style Wild Caught Barramundi with Thai Influenced Hollandaise

Wow, what a mouthful of a title, and even more importantly, what a mouthful of a dish. This was an experiment, an extension of a previous attempt at a different style of Hollandaise. I can hear centuries of French chefs rolling in their graves right now.

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