The aim of this blog

There are a million and one blogs about low carbing.  Probably.

However, many of them are American sites, so they use cup measurements, which I just can’t get on with.

Or, they use weird ingredients that mean you have to go to some health food shop, or buy some weird protein powder or thickening agent.

My plan with this blog is to post recipes based on everyday ingredients, that you can buy in any supermarket.  The only exception I will make here is to include recipes using Shirataki noodles.  These are a brilliant noodle substitute and a passable pasta substitution in extremis.  They’re Japanese, and made from the konjac yam (nothing to do with the yams we may have in our supermarkets!)  If you have an Asian supermarket near you, you may be able to find them there.

Here’s a piece from Wikipaedia about them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirataki_noodles

If you don’t have an Asian supermarket close by, you can also buy them on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Shirataki-Noodles-Pack-of-5/dp/B002CENRLG

They’re fantastic in noodle soups, and as I’ve just come back from a (work) trip to Vietnam, I shall be experimenting to see if I can make a passable Pho with them.

But I promise this is the only ‘weird’ ingredient I will be using.

Tomorrow’s recipe will be meatballs in tomato sauce.  So tune in then!

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