3 Minutes Perfect Scrambled Eggs

3 Minutes Perfect Scrambled Eggs

You’ve cooked scrambled eggs before right?  Of course you have, you’re a slow carb aficionado, eggs are a staple!

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you did them wrong :(.  I know, I know, it’s devastating to hear, but it’s the truth.  Fret not though, I shall impart on you the wisdom of 3 Minute Perfect Scrambled Eggs.  Sit back and I shall gift you with the only scrambled egg recipe worth knowing.

Oh dear god, this article is self indulgent… no matter, I shall plow onwards!  It’s certainly not likely to get better at this point.


  • 3 Medium Free Range Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 2 finger pinch salt
  • Plenty ground pepper
  • anything else – ham, chopped onion


Put a small non-stick frying pan (Ikea sell some that are an ideal size) on your largest gas ring, and crank that shit up to 11.  The idea is to get the pan SCREAMING hot.

Crack your eggs into a bowl and whisk.  Have your ghee, salt and pepper ready, shit’s gonna move quickly now.

Add the salt to the bowl, do not stir/mix in, add the ghee to the pan and immediately add your eggs.  The pan is going to try to go ape shit, that’s ok.  Quickly add pepper to taste and gently scramble/mix your eggs with a spatula.

If you had ham/veggies to add, add them with the ghee for about 10 seconds before adding the eggs.

It should only take, 10-15 seconds for them to solidify, remove from the heat when they are just barely cooked, they should have a little moisture to them (they’ll carry on cooking even off the heat).

Transfer to a plate and insert into face.  If you’re in a hurry, use a large plate and spread the eggs out, they’ll help them cool quickly enough to shovel into your gob.

Wondering why you must not stir/mix the salt in with the eggs?  Egg whites break down when salted.  You want the salt to enhance the flavour, but not turn your eggs into a textureless mess.  See for yourself if you like, it’s horrible.

Lemons and Limes – slow carb friendly?

Lemons and Limes – slow carb friendly?

Strictly speaking, because lemons and limes are fruits, they’re by definition, not slow carb friendly.  Yet there is a lot of debate about whether you can add lemon juice to water or food.  As lemons and limes are similar, I’m using “lemon” as a catchall to prevent me having to type lemon/lime every paragraph. Continue reading “Lemons and Limes – slow carb friendly?”

Grilled Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Steaks with Sweet Mini Peppers and Asparagus

Grilled Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Steaks with Sweet Mini Peppers and Asparagus

We had a brief spell of actual Summer last week, 3 glorious days of sun!  It’s not something we’re particularly used to up in the grim north of England, so we took full advantage and had 3 BBQ’s in a row.

I thought I’d experiment a little for BBQ #2 and came up with the following which was utterly delicious.  The mini peppers are so out this world sweet!

Continue reading “Grilled Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Steaks with Sweet Mini Peppers and Asparagus”

I lost 5.8lbs this week, but I’m disappointed

I lost 5.8lbs this week, but I’m disappointed

After the indulgences of last week I had a staggering 5.5lb weight gain to work on, so losing all that in a week should have me doing cartwheels!

I’m a bit disappointed though, because I had lost all that weight by Thursday, meaning Friday and Saturday were free to make further losses.  I had dreams that if I could lose another couple of pounds, then it would have given me an average over the two weeks of 1lb a week, entirely respectable given the forbidden calories I was delighting in.

Losing 5.8lbs in a week is a wonderful achievement, but I couldn’t help being disappointed.

It wasn’t to be though, on Friday I actually put on 1.3lbs, which I attribute in part to water weight, due to eating an entire pack of ham (I imagine the 400 calories it contained didn’t exactly help)!

Losing 5.8lbs in a week is a wonderful achievement, but I couldn’t help being disappointed.  That’s one of the mental hurdles that I’ve been surprised by whilst slow carbing.

It’s fascinating and frustrating at the same time.  Such is my world these days 😀