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Red Onion Butter

Different kinds of seasoned butter from LCHF and Paleo Slow Cooking Photo; Mikael Eriksson

Varietes of seasoned butter from LCHF and Paleo Slow Cooking
Photo: Mikael Eriksson

Cookbook recipe

Finally, my cookbooks have arrived from my publisher in New York, Skyhorse Publishing.

You can imagine what a fantastic moment it was to open the package and to see all my three books translated into English.

Today I’m sharing one of the seasoned butters I used to make when I was working as a restaurant chef. It goes well with both meat and fish.

I always have extra butter with my food, and it keeps me full and satiated for a long time. I hardly remember when I felt the need to eat a snack between meals.

Prepare a large batch of seasoned butter so you’ll always have some to go with your food. You’ll find many recipes for other kinds of seasoned butter in my cookbooks. You can order them here at Amazon or click on the picture.

If you have already ordered and like my books, please write a review at Amazon.

Low Carb High Fat and Paleo Slow Cooking

Red Onion Butter

  • 1 red onion
  • 3 1/3 fl. oz. (100 ml) dry red wine
  • about 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • chili flakes, to taste
  • 1 1/4 lbs. (500 g) butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Chop the red onion into fine dice, and place in a saucepan. Add red wine, salt and chili flakes. Bring to a boil and let simmer until the onion has absorbed all the wine. Let cool.

Whip the onion with the butter and season with Worcestershire sauce. Taste and adjust for more salt or chili if needed. Roll up the butter into the shape of a log, or fill some small individual bowls with the butter.

Store the butter in the refrigerator or freezer.

Herb Butter in Peppers from Low Carb High Fat Barbecue Photo; Mikael Eriksson

Herb Butter in Peppers from Low Carb High Fat Barbecue
Photo: Mikael Eriksson

Sugar Free Iced Tea from Low Carb High Fat Barbecue

Ice Tea from LCHF Barbecue  Photo Mikael Eriksson

Ice Tea from LCHF Barbecue
Photo: Mikael Eriksson

Book release

Today is a very special day to me. It’s the official release date for my first cookbook in English, Low Carb High Fat Barbecue.

I’ve been waiting for this day for the last 1½ years, since I first contacted Skyhorse Publishing in New York and they decided to publish all three of my cookbooks.

LCHF Barbecue is available in hardcover and as an E-book on Kindle.

If you like my book, it would make me very happy if you took the time to write a review on Amazon. Just click on the picture below and it will take you directly to the page.

Low Carb High Fat Barbecue at Amazon

Low Carb High Fat Barbecue at Amazon

My books have been very popular here in Sweden, and now I hope they will inspire people all over the world to start cooking in a more healthy way.

LCHF has changed my life completely. I had a lot of pain and fatigue from a back injury that ended up requiring surgery, and after that, the onset of fibromyalgia.

This diet, free from sugar, starches, grains/gluten and high in natural fats, works very well for many of us, who are suffering from various health conditions.

You can read more about all the health benefits that you can achieve on a LCHF diet here at DietDoctor.com

To celebrate this day I give you one of the recipes from LCHF Barbecue.

Charcoal from LCHF Barbecue Photo Mikael Eriksson

Charcoal from LCHF Barbecue
Photo: Mikael Eriksson

Iced tea is a very refreshing drink that goes well both when you’re waiting for the charcoals to get ready for the grill, and as an alcohol-free drink anytime.

But don’t drink the ready-made product sold in cans—it contains lots of added sugar.

My iced tea gets its fresh taste from lemon and peppermint leaves. I use Earl Grey tea, but feel free to choose your favorite blend. The tea bags should steep in cold water to prevent the tea from turning bitter.


Iced Tea with Lemon and Peppermint

  • 4 1/4 cups (1000 ml) cold water
  • 5 tea bags
  • 4 sprigs peppermint
  • juice of 1 lemon

Pour the cold water into a pitcher and add the tea bags. Leave the pitcher in the refrigerator overnight. One hour before serving, add the peppermint sprigs and lemon juice.

Add ice cubes and serve in glasses garnished with a fresh sprig of mint and a slice of lemon hanging over the rim of the glass.

Lake Öjsjön in my home county, Dalecarlia, Sweden

Lake Öjsjön in my home county, Dalecarlia, Sweden…

Low-Carb Cruise 2015

Independence of the Seas...

Independence of the Seas…

LCHF Cruise

In the last week of May I made my first trip to America, specifically to Florida along with 200 other people to take part in my first Low-Carb CruiseA great way to meet many others with a similar interest in healthful food, listen to lectures, see a lot of the Caribbean archipelago and enjoy life.

In December I was interviewed by medical journalist Åsa Holstein for a Swedish magazine about my health benefits from a gluten free LCHF diet. We became quite close via email and when I decided to participate in the cruise I thought I’d take the opportunity to meet with Åsa, who lives in Fort Lauderdale. She decided to come along on the cruise and picked me up when I arrived at the airport.


I stayed at Åsa and her husband Pierre’s house for a few nights, a more hospitable couple than these two is hard to find.

They have lived in Florida for six years now, and the climate has been great for Åsa’s health. Like me, she too has had back surgery and a lot of problems with pain and fatigue.

Åsa, Pierre and I share a common interest in good and natural foods, health and exercise, so we had many long conversations on these topics.

They live just a ten-minute drive from the port so we arrived to the ship, Independence of the Seas, early Sunday afternoon. We didn’t have to stand in line while boarding, we just went directly to our beautiful cabin when we boarded the ship.

Me in the harbor of San Juan, Puerto Rico...

Me in the harbor of San Juan, Puerto Rico…

The food in the main dining room was easily adaptable to LCHF, butter was already out on all tables so it was easy to increase the fat content. The dishes on the menu, different every evening, were marked with symbols for different food allergies so many dishes could be served completely gluten-free on request.

The most delicious meal of the entire week was the lobster in garlic butter.

Lobster in garlic butter...

Lobster in garlic butter…

My lovely table mates at dinner, Kathie and Kerri...

My lovely table mates at dinner, Kathie and Kerri…

Bernie and Janet...

Bernie and Janet…

Åsa Holstein...

Åsa Holstein…

Quite a few doctors were on the cruise and held lectures, so we were given a lot of interesting facts about the latest news on LCHF.
Low-carb diets have been popular in the US for many years, but now in recent years, high fat has also become a part of this, or as many call it, the ketogenic diet. Eating a high proportion of fat, a moderate amount of protein (about 18–20% of the daily intake) while cutting back drastically on carbohydrates by removing sugar and starches has proven to be successful for many people’s health and weight problems.
Jimmy and Christine Moore...

Jimmy and Christine Moore…

Dr. Keith Runyan and Dr. Eric Westman opened the first day of lectures with interesting facts about what LCHF and Ketogenic diet can do for patients with Diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. Our Swedish DietDoctor, Andreas Eenfeldt, was present with his team and video recorded all lectures, many of them will be available on DietDoctor’s Membersite.
DietDoctor's Member site


Andreas held a very inspiring lecture on the health situation in the world and how we easily can turn many health problems and obesity around by using a diet with fewer carbs.
Dr. Justin Marchegiani held a very interesting lecture about the link between our hormones, thyroid problems and chronic pain and fatigue. Dr. Marchegiani has been suffering from these problems himself, now he helps many of his patients to get healthier by changing their diet. Here’s an article about gluten and the problems it can cause to the brain when you are living with gluten sensitivity.
A few others I could mention is Dr. Ann Childers who talked about the diet from an evolutionary perspective. Dr. Jose Lozada gave a very interesting lecture on the treatment of cancer patients with LCHF.
Low-Carb Cruise

Andreas Eenfeldt, Simon Victor and Jimmy Moore preparing for video recording on the first day of lectures…

Dana Carpender, acclaimed low-carb cookbook author, living with an ADHD diagnosis, has improved her health with an LCHF diet. We talked for a while about our common interest in writing cookbooks. Unfortunately, the English edition of my Low Carb High Fat Barbecue didn’t arrive from my publisher in time for the cruise, but I had a Swedish copy to present. Dana was impressed by the pictures that Mikael Eriksson has taken for my cookbooks.

My first cookbook in English, now available at Amazon…

I had a long and very inspiring conversation with Dr. Philip Blair and his wife Aida. Philip support a lot of patients worldwide through consultations on the web. Aida has, like me, been suffering from fibromyalgia and she also has become healthier on a gluten free LCHF-diet.
For more reports, pictures and videos from the trip, just visit DietDoctor.com,  Eatlowcarbhighfat.com and Livinlavidalowcarb.com
Independence of the Seas Formal Night. I'm dressed in a traditional costume from Offerdal, Jämtland, Sweden. Escorted to the dinner by Major Fredrik Söderlund...

Independence of the Seas Formal Night. I’m dressed in a traditional costume from Offerdal, Jämtland, Sweden. Escorted to the dinner by Major Fredrik Söderlund…

Fort Lauderdale at sunrise...

Fort Lauderdale at sunrise…

Fresh coconut at St. Kitts...

Fresh coconut at St. Kitts…


Welcome to my blog LCHF Made in Sweden

Birgitta Höglund Photo Gunno Rask

Birgitta Höglund Photo Gunno Rask

Welcome to Sweden and my LCHF Blog

Hi!  I’m Birgitta Höglund and I’m a retired restaurant chef living in Östersund, Jämtland, Sweden. It’s a mountainous county in the northern part of Sweden, close to the border with Norway. After eighteen years in many different restaurants I injured my back 15 years ago, which effectively ended my career and professional working life. After the back injury and a spinal fusion, I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

I searched for something that would alleviate my problems and improve my health. I tried to remain as active as possible with daily physical therapy and long walks, but then a lecture by the physician Annika Dahlqvist, MD, made me change my eating habits completely (Dr Dahlqvist is the founder of the LCHF movement in Sweden). After a couple of years on this diet she was free from pain and fatigue brought on by fibromyalgia, and if she was able to cure herself, then perhaps I could too.

Birgitta Höglund

15 years ago

The day after the lecture I decided to exclude all unnecessary carbohydrates (such as sugar, starches and gluten-containing flours) from my daily meals. Instead, I began eating far more vegetables than I had ever done before, and they have proven themselves worthy complements to the varieties of fish, meat, shellfish and eggs that I now put on my plate. Instead of the carbohydrates I started to eat more fat, such as butter, coconut oil and olive oil. My food has become so much more natural and varied than it used to be, and tastes far better without all the various additives that are included in most commercially prepared foods.

Birgitta Höglund

I have now posted about 1,000 recipes on my Swedish blogs, Birgitta Höglund’s Food and Birgitta Höglund’s Paleo. I have so far written three cookbooks. The first one, Low Carb High Fat Cooking for Healthy Aging, I wrote together with Dr. Dahlqvist. Then followed Low Carb High Fat Barbecue and Low Carb High Fat and Paleo Slow Cooking. This summer all three will be published in English with Skyhorse Publishing, NY. You can find them here at Amazon.


LCHF for Healthy Aging

Low Carb High Fat and Paleo Slow CookingSlow Cooking

Just in time for the release of LCHF Barbecue, I’m going to Florida in the last week of May to participate in the annual Low-Carb Cruise. It will be so exciting to meet so many others that share my interest in natural food. And of course to listen to the interesting lectures. Here’s the impressive list of speakers this year.

I’ll post a lot of pictures from the cruise in the Caribbean when I’m back home again. I will keep this blog very simple, just sharing my favorite recipes and many of my pictures from Sweden.

I also want to give my warm thanks to Gun Penhoat, Inger Swanberg and Maud Hedman all of whom have been very helpful with the translation and proofreading of my recipes.

Learn more about LCHF here: DietDoctor – LCHF for Beginners.

I hope you will enjoy my recipes and pictures. Eat, enjoy and feel good 🙂

Mountains in my home county, Jämtland

Mountains in my home county, Jämtland

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