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Tuesday 7 April 2015

The Pope - A Low Carber - May Enjoy This Low Carb Luxury Lasagne?

As readers of this blog know 'Low Carb' is becoming increasingly popular. Many sportsmen/woman are choosing this healthier lifestyle, as are tennis players and the Australian Cricket Team.

However it has recently been disclosed that now The Pope and David Cameron, The British Prime Minister, are eating less carbohydrates in their diet.

"A lot of smart people seem to be cutting down on the carbs these days. After gaining some weight Pope Francis has apparently been told by his doctors to cut back on pasta" see Diet Doctor and Time Magazine.

For anyone who is looking to cut out pasta why not try the low carb equivalent 'aubergine' (eggplant). Have a look at this recipe idea below.

Ingredients serves two
250 grams ground/minced beef 
1 aubergine/egg plant
1 red onion
A splash of olive oil
300 ml of double cream
One 400 grams tin of chopped tomatoes
A cup of fresh grated cheddar cheese
Half a red pepper chopped
Half a green pepper chopped
A handful of button mushrooms
Salt, pepper and mixed herbs to taste 

Fry the finely chopped onion with the olive oil in a large frying pan, Americans call this a skillet I believe. When soft add the minced beef and brown. Add the chopped peppers, mushrooms and chopped tomatoes. Allow to come off the simmer and add the double cream, and stir well. Cut the aubergine into thin slices around 6mm/ around a quarter inch thick. Layer up, one layer of aubergine and one layer of the beef mix, in your oven proof dish, adding some salt, mixed herbs and pepper. Place in oven set at 200c for around thirty minutes. Remove and cover with grated cheddar cheese. Place back in the oven and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. 

A truly great meal, very easy and lowcarb, enjoy !

All the best Jan

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