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Low Carb Laab, Thai Meat Salad My Way!

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Laab is a Thai salad. But this salad doesn’t contain veggies, it is a meat salad! It consists of fried minced meat mixed with a pungent herb dressing, soo tasty!

The meat can be chicken, pork or beef. I used a mix of pork and beef this time.

Traditionally you would find ground, roasted rice in a laab. For a low carb version we use ground roasted peanuts instead. Peanuts are common in thai cooking but if they are too high in carbs for you, supbstitute for roasted almonds, like these.

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My Moussaka!

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This moussaka does not in any way claim to be authentic. Nor is it a dish you would throw together in 30 minutes after work on a wednesday. The recipie for that kind of moussaka (also being totally unauthentic) you find here.

No, this is a three step rocket you have to start at least the day before you plan to eat your moussaka. But, boy, o’boy, it’s worth the time and effort you put into it!

Slow cooked, well seasoned minced meat stew rests between layers of soft aubergine. All this goodness is topped by soft, silky cheese topping!

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Moussaka made easy by Lotta Lundgren in low carb version

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We have this incredibly talented cook book author in Sweden, Lotta Lundgren. She started out as a food blogger when she was on maternal leave and then published her first cook book, the most beatutiful and funny cook book I ever owned!

And guess what? It is translated to english! If I Were Your Wife: Or How to Make Everyday Taste Like Saturday. This is not a low carb book but a lot of the recipies are adaptable and the book is totally packed with tips and tricks and will probably change the way you cook forever so I relly recommend you buy it! (I am in no way payed to say this. I just love the book! She has written another one and I really hope it will be translated too!)

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