Recipes – Archive

All the Recipes I’ve Posted

Oxtail Caserole, country style - A simple but classic dish making use of some of those 'odd bits' that make nose to tail eating so easy. Continue reading
My Grain-Free Christmas Dinner - Our traditional Christmas dinner worked exceptionally well this year, and included roast turkey with all the trimmings. Continue reading
Grain-Free Christmas Pudding - It's the traditional pud gone paleo. Soaked fruit, almonds and honey make this rich Christmas bomb go with a bang. Continue reading
Keto Bounty Bars - Coconut filled chocolate sweet-meats that are suitable for ketogenic diets. Continue reading
Orange & almond cake - This delicious sponge is light, moist and very tasty, made with whole whizzed boiled oranges. Citrus pizzazz! Continue reading
Stuffed (Farmed) Sea Bass - A delicious baked dish using wholesome ingredients that bring out the best in this fish. Continue reading
Spiced-up nuts, four ways to make your own super-snacks - Four ideas to jazz up your nuts: Cashews with lemon and black pepper, Tamari 5-spiced mixed nuts, Curried macadamias & Balsamic pecans Continue reading
Curly kale crisps - Kale. Yes. I know. It's got a little halo, but it's... well, dull. DON'T DESPAIR! This recipe actually makes it worth eating. Continue reading
Lamb shanks with celeriac mash - One of the best cuts of lamb. A dramatic, succulent centrepiece for an English roast dinner. Continue reading
Cinnamon coconut macaroons - These little tea-time cakes have a lovely crumbly texture. Grain-free and low in carbs. Who wouldn't like them? Continue reading
Real mince meat pies - The real deal. An update on the traditional 17th century minced pie, with real minced beef (!) in a chestnut and almond shortbread case. Continue reading
Right Royal Rashers – we rate the best bacon buys ★★★★★ - We review and compare three of the best supermarket bacon buys: Pancetta, Air dried or Organic. Which will get five stars? Continue reading
Rewilded Knepp bavette steak with leak, onion and fries - Not just any old bavette steak, but Knepp's finest free-living rewilded pasture-fed longhorn steaks. PLUS video of the Knepp cattle. Continue reading
Grain-free ‘breaded’ cod with parsley sauce - A quick, easy & presentable recipe. A good alternative to battered or breaded fish. Continue reading
Ray Wings with Sauteed Summer Vegetables - A lovely fish with a delicate flavour - easy to cook and easy to eat. A light treat for summer with a medley of vegetables. Continue reading
Summer Berry Jellies - Easy to make and classy - low sugar versions of traditional English deserts, including fruit and cream jellies and blancmanges. Continue reading
10 low-carb breakfast ideas - A bunch of brekkies to get you going that will banish the munchies 'til lunchies... :-) Continue reading
Baked lemon cheese cake - A versatile low-carb baked cheesecake recipe with a grain-free base. Continue reading
Grain free bread soldiers dipping in a boiled egg Keto bread - WOW! A grain-free white loaf so you can have soldiers with your boiled egg on Easter Sunday. (Phew - Just in the nick of time!) Continue reading
Chocolate truffles - These delicious after-dinner sweetmeats are a nutritious powerhouse, and can even fit into a ketogenic diet Continue reading
Sea-food Skewers - A tasty starter: low carb and grain free. Continue reading
Five Spice Squid with Roast Aubergine - Squid tubes make a great substitute for pasta, - a real boon for a grain-free or low-carb meal Continue reading
Avocado eggs! - This dish is a revelation - eggs, cheese, avocados - what's not to like? Continue reading
Moist Lemon and Cardamom Sponge - A succulent sponge, ideal for any special occasion and without a grain in sight! Continue reading
Coconut sponge cake - Gluten free, even grain free, doesn't mean you can't bake a perfect sponge... try this one and see. Continue reading
Low carb chips, made from swede Low-Carb Chips - Low carb chips can be made from low carb root vegetables. Our favourites, and the lowest carb variety, are made from turnip or swede (rutabaga*).
Anyone for Paleo Pud? (Berry nice thank you!) - Of all the fruits we eat, berries are the closest to their wild counterparts. Here's a great way to serve them. Continue reading
Marrow Bones - Cheap, delicious and nutritious. Bone marrow was a key Palaeolithic food. Continue reading
What’s Better Than Strawberries & Cream? - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Nut free ✓Ketogenic ✘Lactose-free Answer: Cream and Strawberries of course! It’s simply a matter of where you put the emphasis. Long gone are the days when I saw cream as a dangerous and indulgent addition to virtuous and … Continue reading
Keto Pancakes - One of our most popular recipes. Makes low-carb breakfasts a doddle. Continue reading
3:1 Keto Lunches - If you are eating low-carb then these lunch suggestions are easy-peasy and can be modified any way that fits your diet preferences. However, if you need to eat a truly ketogenic diet then they may need modifying a bit. Anyone attempting … Continue reading
Almond & Hazel Bread - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Lactose-free (Using ghee) ✘Contains nuts This delicious grain-free, low carb bread was first served to me at Christmas by my son’s partner. She had made it up on the spot and thrown it together without measuring any ingredients. … Continue reading
Spiced Low Carb Fish Cakes - This is a very quick and flexible recipe for a posh breakfast, lunch, dinner or tea. Continue reading
Curried Eggs - a posh low-carb lunch or tea when you have guests showing off how easy and appealing this way of eating can be. Continue reading
Pork Shoulder with Garden Vegetables - This dish, like so many we eat here, is simplicity itself, yet the height of good eating. It shows why the English are famous for the (wrongly) maligned ‘meat and two veg’. Continue reading
Kombucha Brew Success! - Our first attempt at making this fermented beverage went well. Continue reading
Beautiful Biltong! - One of our foodie friends, Sally, just brought round her homemade biltong – that’s it above – and it was delicious! Her biltong is made from beef and her secret spice mix includes coriander and cumin seeds. The result is a chewy, succulent low carb snack with … Continue reading
Clarified Butter (Ghee) - I make my own clarified butter – which is called ghee in Asia – for a number of reasons: Firstly, some members of my family are allergic to cow’s milk proteins, and once carefully clarified these proteins are separated out and only the … Continue reading
Mutton, Traditional English Pot-Roast - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Lactose-free (Using ghee – clarified butter) There is nothing more English than mutton. (Er, except the name – ‘Mutton’ is French. C’est la vie!) Mutton has fallen out of favour over the last half century with a swing in the preference … Continue reading
Moussaka - ✓Low-carb ✓Gluten-free ✓Cow-dairy-free (Using sheep’s cheese and goat’s butter) This traditional moussaka recipe is a classic for low-carb-high-fat diets. We have it mainly in summer and autumn when our greenhouse aubergines ripen. It is rich, savoury and melts in the mouth – very good … Continue reading
Chocolate Almond Torte - A low-carb, grain-free birthday cake fit for a king. Or your little princess for that matter. Continue reading
Poached Wild Alaskan Salmon with Wild Mushrooms - Keta salmon cooked in a clever low-carb lemon sauce, which I often use with fish dishes, and a wild mushroom vegetable accompaniment. Continue reading

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Oxtail Caserole, country style

✓Gluten-free ✓Grain-free ✓Sugar free ✓Low-carb ✓Cow-Dairy-free

This dish was incredibly easy to make, and super delicious to eat! What more can one desire when it comes to food?

The Ox tail was from Goodwood Farm and consisted of all different sizes, as you would expect, from the tail of the animal. There was thick fat round one side of the larger pieces, which can be seen in these photos, and it tasted very good indeed. Real melt-in-the-mouth fat, not chewy tough stuff at all. And all I had to do was chuck it in some hot ghee (which is great for high heat cooking as it doesn’t burn, as butter would. See how I make ghee here), add some carrot and celery sticks, some red wine and bone broth, and, Bob’s your uncle, dinner! I didn’t have much time that evening so just flung some cauliflower in a pan to accompany this classic dish, and it was a perfect match.

  • About a kilo or so of oxtail (which, at Goodwood’s wholesale prices is only £4 per kilo, or Waitrose – not organic though – £6.99 per kilo)
  • Two or three large onions, chopped
  • A handful of organic carrots, cut into thick batons
  • A few sticks of organic celery, cut into thick batons
  • Ghee – a large chunk

Season the oxtail chunks with plenty of salt and pepper. In a large cast iron pan heat the ghee, add onions and gently fry for 5 minutes. Add the seasoned pieces of oxtail, gradually turning them as they brown. Sling in the carrots and celery, and let them feel the heat for some minutes, moving it all around slowly. Crack open a jar of bone broth (I must write up how to make this… watch this space) and add it to the pan, then chuck in a glass or two of organic red wine. Stir. Cover with the lid and pop the pot in the oven at about 140°C and leave for a couple of hours.

Done.

Gone!

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