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Friday, 28 January 2022

The Hokey Cokey ! No, I said the Keto Roti !

The Hokey Cokey, as it's known in the UK, or Hokey Pokey, as it's called in other countries is a dance with a distinctive accompanying tune and lyric structure. It is well known in English-speaking countries. It originates in a British folk dance, as early as 1826. In the UK, the song and accompanying dance peaked in popularity as a music hall song and novelty dance in the mid-1940s. The song became a chart hit twice in the 1980s. The first UK hit was by the Snowmen, which peaked at UK No. 18 in 1981.

I have many fond memories of doing the Hokey Cokey at dances and family get-togethers and it is always popular with younger family members, as they follow the songs instructions for putting their hands, feet, or whole-self into the circle and 'shake them all about'. 


As the UK looks forward to celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee later this year with a whole host of events, street parties and more planned, it could be that families, friends and neighbours will once again enjoy dancing the Hokey Cokey, we shall see, but I hope so 😊 

They may also be enjoying a 'Keto Roti' ... what's that I hear you ask? It's a soft and foldable flatbread perfect for scooping up food. I came across this lovely keto/low carb recipe idea from Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site. She says, at only 3g net carbs per serving these low-carb coconut flour roti are soft and foldable, but won't fall apart. (They can also be made with almond flour). The Roti is perfect for breakfast burritos, wraps for lunch, or served on the side of dinner. So good for use with a keto/low carb curry or Mexican recipe. Yum 😋


please see more details about these Roti's here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas, are within this blog. It is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

26 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Those roti sound good - thank you both.

Tom said...

...I haven't played Hokey Pokey since I was a kid!

J.P. Alexander said...

uy no conocía ese baile. Te mando un beso

Granny Marigold said...

Now that song is stuck in my head.

William Kendall said...

I've had wraps like that, just didn't know they had a name.

Christine said...

Hokey pokey what fun!

Jo said...

They sound very versatile, a great accompaniment to many dishes.

eileeninmd said...

I remember playing Hokey Pokey! I have never heard of Keto Roti, it sounds good.
Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend!

roughterrain crane said...

If you eat Keto Roti under the bright sunshine in a warm day, you would feel happiness of being healthy.

Hootin' Anni said...

I like this keto flatbread!! Makes great sandwich wraps.

NanaDiana said...

LOL They also call it the Chicken Dance here. lol. Food sounds good! xoDiana

Jeanie said...

I'm excited about the Jubilee and can't wait to see more about recipes and events. We did the hokey pokey (and we turned ourselves about!). How fun!

R's Rue said...

I liked the Hokey Pokey

Rain said...

I remember doing the Hokey Pokey as a kid! I'm singing it in my head right now lol! :)

Divers and Sundry said...

The Hokey Pokey is not hard to learn, we can say that for it :)

I like flatbreads and have some set for supper tonight.

Kinga K. said...

Great❤

DVArtist said...

Hokey Pokey was so much fun. Love the flatbread.

linda said...

I remember it well, the kids used love it when I sang it in the nursery. The Roti look interesting.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Hokey Pokey!
Great memory

Valerie-Jael said...

We used to love the hokey cokey! That bread sounds great, too. Valerie

CraveCute said...

Thanks Jan!

happyone said...

The Hokey Pokey - haven't thought of that in years! :)
I'll be singing that the rest of the day now. :)

Bill said...

Now I can hear that song playing in my head. :)

sandy said...

what a memory - hokey pokey ...

Teresa said...

Muy interesante, no lo conocía. Besos.

Conniecrafter said...

We do the hokey pokey at weddings a lot here