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Charting a glucose curve

Glucose Curve blood

One of the first things most people ask me about a low carb lifestyle is must I give up sweets, and which artificial sweeteners are safe to use.  And the only answer is … it depends.  We all have different glucose responses to identical foods (Blood sugar levels in response to foods are highly individual ) so […]

Salmon Bacon and Sous Vide Salmon

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Salmon skin is usually removed and thrown away, or into a stock pot, or just used as insulation for the flesh against the pan.  But with a little effort you can use it as a tasty garnish that turns the subcutaneous fat and skin into salmon bacon. Salmon Bacon The trick is to remove the skin with as […]

72 hour beef

72 hour beef

A couple of weeks ago I had a fine meal at “The Column” restaraunt at the National Press club in Canberra that included a dish called “72 hour beef”, and I’ve got to say it may be the greatest meal of beef that I have ever had – and that among a field that includes Morton’s, Ruths Chris’s, […]

Coconut Yogurt

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Making coconut yogurt is an easy recipe, but a great one for low carbers because the lacto culture adds beneficial bacteria to your gut and commercial stuff is all low fat and full of sugar — horrible stuff. Coconut Yogurt Coconut Yogurt is even lower carb than Milk yogurt and it’s delicious.  It’s not sweet […]

Making Bacon

Making Bacon

Everyone loves bacon, except those who can’t enjoy it for religious reasons, or Vegans … but perhaps I repeat myself.  For 40 years we’ve been told not to eat bacon because it has too much saturated fat and that raises your cholesterol and that causes heart attacks.  Except that that has all been shown to […]

Roast Pork Belly

Roast Pork Belly with Maple Jus on Fennel salad

There are few things greater for a fat adapted person than crispy, glass like, pork crackling and this recipe for roast pork belly has never failed us. Roast Pork Belly We bought a slab of Pork Belly from our local bulk buy store (CostCo) the other day and sliced of 2x2kg (4.4 lb) blocks to be […]

Homemade fresh Mayonnaise

Homemade fresh Mayonnaise

Real or Homemade fresh Mayonnaise is an emulsion of small droplets of Oil each coated in an ultra-fine layer of lecithin (from an egg yolk) and suspended in a liquid that normally doesn’t mix well with oil, like Vinegar. Shelf-life Mayonnaise shouldn’t last for weeks on a shelf without the emulsion breaking down, but if you […]

Ham hock Terrine

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What we’re going to do is cook a pair of pig shins low and slow in a flavoursome stock, then pull the meat off the bone to press it with mustard, butter and parsley and the gelatine residual in the hot meat will set the entire thing into a solid brick of deliciousness.

Glucose Metabolism

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So I have a problem metabolizing glucose and things that easily turn into glucose (carbohydrates).  According to Dr. Joseph Kraft, an American pathologist who has performed over 14,000 insulin assays on patients, almost 85% of the American population share this problem with me in varying degrees although I am at the extreme end of that spectrum. There […]

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