Ham and Cheese Pie 🥧 • Low Carb Pies #4

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Another brilliant variation of my super popular low carb pie recipeHam and Cheese pie.

Again, super yummy and super easy to make; filling this time is basically diced ham, cheese, and oregano!
You can watch the video above to learn how to make it, step-by-step, or simply follow the directions below.

Easy peasy!

Ingredients
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 cup (260g) of tahini (or almond butter)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 cups (340 grams) of ham, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 2 cups (340 grams) of mozzarella cheese, diced
Directions
  1. In a bowl mix together eggs, tahini, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Line a parchment paper on a cake tin and pour half of this batter in. I’m using a 24 cm square tin.
  3. Then make a layer of ham, followed by mozzarella cheese, finishing with a layer of the remaining batter.
  4. In a preheated oven to 160°C (320°F), bake it for 50 minutes or until golden brown. ⏰
  5. IT’S DONE! 🎉

Would like to see more low carb pie recipes?
I have an entire collection of ideas and recipes especially created for you! 🙂

Ah, as you may have noticed, I used tahini for the main recipe, which gives you a nut-free result.
If you’re OK with nuts, you can also use almond butter. 🙂

Cauliflower and Spanish chorizo creamy soup • Low Carb Soups #1

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnRDI1nQcrg

Winter is knocking on the door, and the only thing you can think of is to have a cozy and warm meal, right?

Which means you have only thing in mind these days: soup, soup, and soup!

To help you out, this week we are having here this gorgeous cauliflower and Spanish chorizo creamy soup.

It is low carb, super tasty, and has that spicy Spanish chorizo kick perfect for cold nights.
In case you are not a fan of chorizo, you can use any other type of sausage as well.

Ingredients
  • 4 cups (500 grams) of cauliflower
  • 1/2 medium (85 grams) onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 2 chorizos (375 grams), sliced
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach (50 grams), chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. In a pot add chorizo and toss it until well cooked. Then move to another container and reserve.
  2. In the same pot, add onion and garlic, cooking until tender.
  3. Next, add cauliflower and cover it with boiling water, letting it cook until the cauliflower is soft.
  4. Turn off the heat and, using a stick blender (or pour it in a blender), blend everything until you have a smooth mixture.
  5. Now you simply add in that chorizo we previously cooked, and also the spinach.
    Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cook it for more 10 minutes. ⏰
  6. It’s DONE! 🎉
    Enjoy your cauliflower and Spanish chorizo creamy soup!

This soup also works fine if you freeze it to have another day. 🙂

Almond flour bread • Low Carb Bread #11

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtALN5yPAtg

Another low carb bread that’s a winner here at home: almond flour bread! 🍞

This bread is unbelievably easy to make and requires just a handful of ingredients.
It’s also super tasty and has a great bread-like texture, perfect to make toasts.

I love to have mine with avocado, spinach, and smoked salmon.
That’s a delicious combination and a killer breakfast option, keeping you full for hoooooours (in a healthy way)!

Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups (200 grams) of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups (200 grams) of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) of cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor, mixing until everything is well combined.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil and cover it with a baking sheet. I used a 20cm loaf pan here.
    Then, add in the batter.
  3. Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F) and bake it for 40 min or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. ⏰
  4. It’s DONE! 🎉
    Enjoy your almond flour bread!

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!

Shawa Grill – Street Lebanese food • Miranda, Sydney

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Shawa Grill is the newest Lebanese restaurant at Westfield Miranda and already has a spot in my heart. ❤️

They offer an amazing menu, full of yummy options such as plates, rolls, dips, and traditional Lebanese desserts.

For anyone looking for low carb options, you can also find breadless choices, like baba ghanoush or hummus topped with a meat of your choice.

My order

As it was our first time there, we decided to stick to the classical options and these were our choices:

  • Mine: Shawa plate meal – chicken shawarma, hummus, baba ghanoush, toum (garlic sauce), tabbouleh salad & chips.
  • Hubby: Shawa roll meal – lamb shawarma, hummus, baba ghanoush, toum (garlic sauce), tabbouleh salad & chips.
  • Dessert to share: Knafeh – Lebanese style cheesecake.
Shawa plate meal - chicken shawarma, hummus, baba ghanouj, toum (garlic sauce), tabbouleh salad & chips.
Shawa plate meal – chicken shawarma, hummus, baba ghanoush, toum (garlic sauce), tabbouleh salad & chips.
Shawa roll meal - lamb shawarma, hummus, baba ghanouj, toum (garlic sauce), tabbouleh salad & chips.
Shawa roll meal – lamb shawarma, hummus, baba ghanoush, toum (garlic sauce), tabbouleh salad & chips.
Knafeh - Lebanese style cheesecake.
Knafeh – Lebanese style cheesecake.

Everything was spot on! Super delicious and generous portions.

I only wish they had an option to replace those hot chips with something else.

Hubby was more than happy eating all of them, but I would prefer having some extra salad, but I was told it wasn’t possible.

Now, what about the dessert, you may be asking!
It was my first time trying Knafeh, and I already can say is one of my favourites.

It’s literally melted cheese, topped with semolina, pistachio, and sugar syrup.
I understand that it might not be to everyone’s taste, but please trust me and give it a try.

Location-wise it couldn’t be any easier, just get the train (T4 line) bound to Cronulla and alight at Miranda station.
Boom! You have arrived at the shopping centre, now head to the upper area where most of the restaurants are located and you’ll easily find it. 🙂

Shawa Grill – Street Lebanese food
Shop 2205 Westfield Miranda
600 Kingsway Miranda NSW 2228 Australia
More information: www.shawagrill.com.au

Chicken and cream cheese pie • Low Carb Pies #3

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This low carb pie recipe is my favourite; So easy to make!

I’ve been using the same batter and just creating a different filling to bring some variety to the table. Definitely a winner!

So for today’s video I created a delicious chicken and cream cheese pie.
With a super creamy and tasty filling. Yum, Yum, Yum!

Ingredients
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 cup (260 grams) of tahini (or almond butter)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 500 grams of chicken breasts, shredded
  • ½ medium (55 grams) onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of mince garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of grounded cumin
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 grams) of cream cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Add olive oil, onion, and garlic into a fry pan and cook it until tender. ⏰
  2. Then add, chicken breast, cumin, parsley, cream cheese. Season with salt and black pepper to taste and let it cook for more 5 minutes. Reserve. ⏰
  3. Next, in a bowl mix together eggs, tahini, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Line a parchment paper on a cake tin and pour half of this batter in. I’m using a 24 cm square tin. Then make a layer of that chicken filling, followed by a final layer of the remaining batter.
  5. Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F) and bake it for 50 minutes or until golden brown. ⏰
  6. IT’S DONE! 🎉
    Enjoy your chicken and cream cheese pie!

Not a huge fan of chicken?
No worries! Check the low carb pie variations and ideas I created using this same batter!