Low Carb Ketchup
8.8 oz. (250 g) tomatoes
2 inches (5 cm) of a leek, the white part
1.8 oz. (50 g) butter or olive oil
6 3/4 fl. oz. (200 ml) water
3 1/3 fl. oz. (100 ml) tomato puree
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons chili flakes
1 teaspoon Worcestershiresauce
1 teaspoon honey or your choice of sweetener
1 sliced clove of garlic
1/4 organic vegetable stock cube
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground cloves
Dice the tomatoes and slice the leek thinly. Fry the diced tomato and sliced leek with the tomato puree in a pan.
Add all other ingredients, bring to boil and let simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Use a handheld mixer and mix the ketchup in the pan. Let simmer for another 15 minutes.
Taste the ketchup and decide if you need to increase the sourness, sweetness or saltiness.
Pour the finished ketchup into cleaned jars, put on the lid and let cool.
Store the ketchup in the fridge. It will stay fresh for a week. You can also store it in small jars in the freezer.
Organic grown vegetables from Ås Trädgård, Jämtland, Sweden
LCHF Picnic in Stockholm
Spicy Wok 2 servings
- 1 lb (400 g) turkey breast
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 small onions
- 1 3/4 oz. (50 g) mixed nuts (brazil nuts, hazel nuts, walnuts, cashew nuts, almonds)
- ½ sweet red pepper
- ½ yellow pepper
- 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- Salt and chili flakes
Cut the turkey breast in thin slices. Finely chop the nuts and thinly slice the onion and peppers. Fry the meat in coconut oil and season with salt and spices.
Put in a casserole and let simmer on low heat while you fry the vegetables with the nuts.
Mix the vegetables with the meat. Serve with a grean leaf salad with pomegranate seed, olive oil and lime juice.
We enjoyed our lunch as a picnic at Skinnarviksberget in Stockholm, the capitol of Sweden.
S/S Mariefred and Stockholm City Hall
Cauliflower Salad 2 servings
- 2 cups (500 ml) slightly cooked cauliflower florets
- 3 1/3 fl. oz. (100 ml) mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup (50 ml) finely shredded lemon balm
- 2 tablespoons finely shredded leek
- 2 tablespoons mango, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- Salt and chili
Put mayonnaise in a bowl and stir in the lemon balm, leek, mango and pumpkin seeds. Season with salt and chili. You can either use flakes or fresh, chopped chili.
Gently fold cauliflower in the mayonnaise. Put in fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavors evolve.
I served my cauliflower salad with coffee-marinated pork belly. You can find that recipe in my cookbook, Low Carb High Fat Barbecue.
Low Carb High Fat Barbecue at Amazon
Blog post about LCHF and Paleo
I’ve been asked to make a guest blog post at the interesting website Strictly Paleoish.
The past six years I have been living with a grain/gluten-free LCHF diet, the last few of them I have also removed most of the dairy products (except for butter) from my daily meals.
I’ve added some more root vegetables and fruit/berries, but I still keep the carbohydrates very low and the fat content high.
This lifestyle works well for me. It has further improved my fibromyalgia, I feel better than I did in my first years on LCHF and I have become both stronger and leaner.
Here’s a link to my blog post at Strictly Paleoish.
The blog post includes a couple of recipes from my newly released cookbook, Low Carb High Fat Barbecue.
Here’s a comment about my book:
“Birgitta Höglund. I was afraid to order your book because I figured it had a lot of ingredients we have never heard of here in Southern Louisiana and/or climate differences would make it hard to follow.
Then I noticed that all of the recipes posted were easy to follow and duplicate so I took the plunge. I ordered “Low Carb Barbecue” and preordered the other two.
My Barbecue book came today and I’m so excited. I skimmed it I know with a wrinkled brow looking for thing negative AND FOUND NONE! You have done a fantastic job. I would never have thought of the zucchini in potato salad and it’s so refreshing I want to try new things.
I just wanted you and the whole group to know how great I find this book and how I’m looking forward to the other two arriving. I’m telling everyone I know that it was written by my new Swedish friend. Thank you very much.”
Low Carb High Fat Barbecue at Amazon