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Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.
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Gingerbread - low carb, sugar free, gluten free

Not entirely sugar free as there is a tablespoon of treacle in the recipe, hwoever, the gingerbread is soft not crisp and it tastes really good. My husband and children ate it without flinching, said they preferred the original ginger snap recipe but this was good. Praise indeed.
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Coconut Macaroons - low carb, low sugar

I love coconut, good job as it's a fantastic ingredient to use for making low carb and sugar free recipes. This one has the additional of chocolate chips (ups the carb and sugar rating though)
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Black Bean Brownies - low carb, sugar, gluten and dairy free

High in protein, low carbs, low GI, sugar free, dairy free and gluten free but they do contain nuts. They taste fantastic and almost fooled my children
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Raw Chocolate Coconut Bars aka Sugar Free Bounty Bars

I'm trying hard to wean myself off sugar (again) but I have such a sweet tooth it's torture. Therefore I've been experimenting with sugar free, low carb sweet fixes, one of them are these lovely raw chocolate coconut bars
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Roast tomato, chicken and lentil soup

This soup was made up from leftovers in my fridge. A few sad looking tomatoes and red peppers, left over chicken from a Sunday roast and some lentils to add extra protein. It was delicious.
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Bikini body, week 3....the Ball and bacon butties

The first goal was to wear my lovely pale green Ghost gown for Dinton Ball which took place last Saturday, 10 May. End of week 2 and 5 lbs lighter plus a good couple of inches gone too.
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Low Carb Pizza - cauliflower base

This pizza base is made from cauliflower, so it's low carb and suitable for anyone with a gluten or wheat allergy. It is surprisingly filling and tastes really good, don't expect a crispy base as it remains soft and easier to eat with a knife and fork than your fingers.
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Giving up sugar and reducing carbs - week 2

Cutting down on carbs and sugar has had an interesting and very welcome side effect on my children. I've also lost 5 lbs in two weeks and not felt hungry
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Chocolate Banana Muffins - low sugar version

These are my classic chocolate banana muffins but with the sugar removed, they're still sweet, use 50% wholemeal flour and my children didn't notice, at all, let's just hope they don't read this.
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How to get in shape - give up sugar and reduce carbs

How am I going to win back my body and look great in a bikini this summer? I loaded up with olives, manchego cheese and almonds and I didn't touch a crisp or chocolate, I luxuriated in my one gin and slimline and felt brilliant.