Spinach and feta cheese pie • Low Carb Pies #1

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This spinach and feta cheese pie is perfect for those occasions where you need to make something in advance.

For me, it works great because I can freeze a few slices and have them on the days I’m super busy and can’t cook. (sad days, I know!)

It works great when served with a beautiful salad, for either lunch or dinner.
This recipe is also gluten free and nut free!

And you can use your creativity to make any type of filling you like. Super versatile!

Ingredients
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 cup (260g) of tahini (or almond butter)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 80 grams of feta cheese
  • 250 grams of spinach, chopped
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • A drizzle of olive oil
Directions
  1. In a pan toss spinach and onions with a drizzle of olive oil until cooked. Reserve.
  2. Next, in a bowl mix together eggs, tahini, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Grease a cake tin with coconut oil and place a parchment paper on it. Then, pour half of this batter in. (here I’m using a 24cm square tin)
  4. Next, add a layer of that cooked spinach we made before and crumble some feta cheese on top of it.
  5. Finish by gently covering everything with the remaining batter.
  6. Preheat oven to 160°C (320°F) and bake it for 50 minutes or until golden brown. ⏰
  7. IT’S DONE! 🎉

Did you know?
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, not to mention also rich in dietary fibre.

Tahini and seeds crackers | Low Carb Crackers #3

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Low Carb Crackers are my new addiction, every now and then I take my time in the kitchen to create a new variation.

This time I came up with a very good, gluten free, nut free, and dairy free, cracker recipe: tahini and seeds crackers.

As you’ll see from the recipe below, it’s super simple to make, just a matter of mixing all ingredients together in the same bowl.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of mixed seeds (I’m using chia, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds)
Directions
  1. In a large bowl whisk tahini, salt, baking soda, and eggs.
  2. Next, add your mix of seeds and using a spatula stir until well combined.
  3. Line a parchment paper on a baking tray and spread out the mixture over it.
  4. Preheat oven at 170C (340F) and bake it for 10 minutes. ⏰
  5. Then, take them out of the oven and carefully cut the crackers in the shape you like.
  6. Bring it back to the oven and bake it for more 10 minutes.
  7. It’s DONE! 🎉

If you follow my recipe as indicated, it will give you a total of 18 crackers, with 0.7 grams of net carbs each.

Tahini: unhulled or hulled?

A common question when cooking with tahini is: which one is better? Unhulled tahini or hulled tahini?

Taste-wise they tend to not differ that much, although some people might say unhulled is slightly more bitter than the hulled version.

However, unhulled tahini is much richer in calcium, due to the fact it was ground with the outer shell (as opposed to the hulled, where it is removed).

Despite this fact, hulled tahini is the more commonly found product.
If you really want unhulled, your best option is to go to a store that sells Middle Eastern produce and look for products labelled “sesame butter“.

Read more about the differences here.

Flaxseed crackers | Low Carb Crackers #2

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I like to alternate between this recipe of flaxseed crackers and my sesame seed crackers for breakfast. 🙂

It’s always good to have a choice for breakfast; and it means I can also easily add more variety to my diet.

For this recipe, I used LSA meal which is a mix of linseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds.
In case you don’t find it, you can make it yourself by mixing three equal parts of these 3 ingredients.

Ingredients
  • 1 and ¼ cups of LSA meal (a mix of linseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds)
  • ½ cup of flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
Directions
  1. Mix together the LSA meal, flax seeds, psyllium husk, water, eggs, and salt.
  2. Line a parchment paper on a baking tray and spread out the mixture over it.
  3. Preheat oven at 170C (340F) and bake it for 20 minutes. ⏰
  4. Then, take them out of the oven and carefully cut the crackers to the size and shape you prefer.
  5. Lower the heat to 140°C (280°F) and bake it for more 1 hour. ⏰
  6. It’s DONE! 🎉
    Let them cool before removing from the baking tray.

Like I briefly mentioned above, it’s very easy to prepare LSA meal at home, in case you can’t find it already prepared.

Just get three equal parts of linseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds and grind them down to a fine form, mixing them together after the grinding is done.

Depending on your taste or texture preference, you can also grind them down to a coarse form; either way you will have your very own homemade LSA meal! 🙂

Oopsie bread | Low Carb Bread #10

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Another day I was wondering why this bread is called Oopsie bread

But then as I was making it, I noticed the recipe is so simple that you just beat some eggs and, at the end, your reaction can only be “Oopsie, I got some bread”!

Bad jokes aside, you may have heard other names for this famous low carb bread, such as cloud bread, zero carb bread, and flatbread.

The name itself doesn’t matter, what is important here is to know that such simple recipe exists and deserves a try!
It’s also possible to freeze them; I do it every now and then and it works beautifully.

Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 120 grams of cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon of psyllium husk powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks, placing them in two different bowls.
  2. Whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until very stiff. You know it’s ready when you are able to turn the bowl upside down without the egg whites moving.
  3. In another bowl, mix egg yolks and cream cheese. Then add psyllium husk powder and baking powder.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix, trying to keep the air in the egg whites.
  5. On a baking tray covered with parchment paper, pour the mix making 6 large circles.
  6. Bake it at 150C (300F) for 25 minutes or until golden. ⏰
  7. It’s DONE! 🎉

Loved this recipe?
I have also published several other recipes of bread; and if you like video recipes there is nearly 100 of them available on my YouTube channel – Yum Nibbles!

Sesame seed crackers | Low Carb Crackers #1

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I always have some of these Sesame seed crackers in my pantry. 🙂

They are perfect for a quick-and-easy breakfast or snack.
I even know people that like to have them for lunch too.

These crackers taste super neutral and you can spread anything you like over them.
I personally like mine with butter or avocado.

They are also gluten and nut free!
And you can make it dairy free as well, just skip the cheese from the recipe below (texture-wise it won’t make a big difference).

Ingredients
  • 1 and ¼ cups of sesame seeds
  • ½ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese (optional if you want to make a dairy free version)
  • 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
Directions
  1. Mix together all the ingredients: sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese, psyllium husk, water, eggs, and salt.
  2. Line a parchment paper on a baking tray and spread out the resulting mixture over it.
  3. Preheat oven at 170°C (340°F) and bake it for 20 minutes. ⏰
  4. Then, briefly take them out of the oven and carefully cut the crackers in the shape you like.
  5. Lower the heat to 140°C (280°F) and bake it for another 40 minutes. ⏰
  6. It’s DONE! 🎉
    Let them cool before removing from the baking tray.

Did you know? Crackers are so versatile that is incredibly hard to pinpoint their real origin.
Many cuisines around the world have at least a few variations or recipes that pose as crackers.