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Jovina cooks Italian: Brindisi Fish Soup and Grilled Aubergine

Brandishi Fish SoupServings: 4 Time: 40mins Difficulty: easy   Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs whole fish, large bones removed 3/4 lb squid 1/2 lb cuttlefish or octopus 1/2 lb mussels 8 oz clams 1/2 lb plum tomatoes, peeled and diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 onion, diced Chili pepper, diced Extra virgin olive oil Salt Parsley, []

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Jovina cooks Italian: Neapolitan Ragu

  Neapolitan ragù is one of the two most famous varieties of Italian meat sauces called ragù. It is a specialty of Naples, as its name indicates. The other variety originated in Bologna. The Neapolitan type is made with onions, meat and tomato sauce. A major difference is how the meat is used, as well []

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Jovina cooks Italian: Braised Oxtail Roman Style

Cooking The Italian Provinces – Rome jovinacooksitalian   Roman-Style Braised Oxtail Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 pounds oxtail, cut into 2-inch sections 1 tablespoon salt 1 small onion, roughly chopped 1/2 carrot, diced 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped 4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved 1/2 cup red wine 28 ounces Italian []

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Jovina cooks Italian: Swordfish Messina Style

Pesce Spada alla Messinese (Swordfish Messina style) Ingredients (serves 4) 1 lb (600 gr) swordfish cut into palm-sized pieces slices 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 spring onions, chopped 20 capers (if salted, rinse well first) 10 black olives, chopped 4 anchovy fillets 1 cup white wine 2 cups tomato passata (sauce) 15 oz can chopped []

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Jovina cooks Italian: Sea bass Genoa Style

Cooking the Italian Provinces – Genova jovinacooksitalian   Sea Bass Genoa Style Ingredients 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick (omit if you are low carbing) 1 pound tomatoes, cut into large chunks 3/4 cup pitted green olives 1/4 cup torn basil leaves 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive []

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Low carb store: Steak au poivre

  2 beef steaks 1 tbsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp olive oil 2 shallots, finely chopped 50g unsalted butter 60mls Cognac 100ml double cream   Preheat oven to 180°c. Season the steaks with sea salt and allow to come to room temperature.Coarsely crush the peppercorns and press into both sides of the steaks evenly.Heat a []

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Spicy Tomato Sauce + Low Carb Options

Everyone needs a spicy tomato sauce recipe in their lives and multiple options for its use. Tomatoes are high in vitamins C, A and K, and they contain high levels of potassium and manganese. Tomatoes are also a good source of fibre. Cooking will reduce the levels of vitamins in tomatoes, but tomatoes contain the []

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Food2Share: Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry

  Vegan Sunday – food2share Cauliflower and Chickpea curry Recipe (4 servings) ingredients: 2 garlic cloves minced 2 tbs Indian curry powder 1 can chopped tomatoes (400g) florets of 1/2 cauliflower 1 onion finely chopped 1 red bell pepper finely chopped 3cm fresh minced ginger 1 tbs olive oil 1/2 tsp sugar I drained can []

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Low carb store: Almond and Quinoa Flapjacks

  Makes 6, 6.3g carbs per sq.   Ingredients 50g raw quinoa 15g almond flour 5 fresh raspberries 15g inulin powder 1 tbsp butter, melted 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds Vanilla extract Instructions Cook the quinoa and drain well (remove all excess water). Preheat oven to 180° and line a baking sheet. In a bowl combine the []

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Sausage and Onion Frittata

Hopefully, wherever you are in the world, you get to eat outside regularly. As you may know, the authors of this blog live in Scotland where outdoor eating isn’t possible for most of the year. We’ve just enjoyed an exceptionally beautiful May in the West of Scotland, though, and it did present opportunities for al []

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Courgette, Feta and Mint Soup

Heaven only knows what my husband fed those courgette plants this year, but the monsters keep on coming… To this end, I have needed to come up with a LOT of courgette recipes. I don’t really fancy them spiralised (which is the trendy treatment de jour), so this week I made soup instead. It’s a []

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Fit to serve: Pecan shortbread cookies

Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 ¼ cup of sugar substitute (I use Swerve) 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 ½ cups of finely ground almond flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ cup of coarsely chopped pecans (you may omit []

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Fit to serve: Bacon carbonara casserole

Once we made eating a low carb keto diet a lifestyle change, we really thought we would never have anything that even remotely looked like pasta again. This of course was until I discovered spaghetti squash. Although not devoid of carbs, it’s certainly a much healthier lower in carb option. Using spaghetti squash as a []

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