Diet diaries: Incredibly creamy cheese sauce

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Diet diaries: Incredibly creamy cheese sauce

In the final instalment of food editor Abigail Donnelly’s diet diaries, she reflects on her progress so far, and shares her favourite LCHF cheese sauce recipe.

It’s been six weeks now and this new way of eating has become a way of life in our home, although I doubt I will never crave sweet things again! It really has been the only diet that I have stuck to because I can eat delicious food and I am never hungry, although my weight hasn’t decreased much yet. I feel better, sleep better, have more energy and my sugar levels are more controlled.

I try to remind myself that I started the diet to eat more healthily, but it would be jolly nice if the scale moved a little. My husband nearly weighs the same as me now and I can’t deal with that! In the meantime I leave you with a recipe that’s so easy to do and is the ultimate comfort food to eat with a roast chicken or on its own. It somehow satisfies any pasta craving that you might have.


Blanch some baby spinach. Fry torn large brown mushrooms and chopped bacon in olive oil. Add a few chopped garlic cloves and chopped red chilli. Season. Place the spinach and mushrooms in a casserole dish or baking dish. Heat 2 cups cream and add 4 cups Cheddar cheese, or half Cheddar and half Parmesan. Stir until the cheese has melted and season with ground nutmeg and salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the spinach mixture and pop in the oven for 20 minutes or under the grill to brown.

The cheese sauce recipe comes from Tim Noakes’ Real Meal Revolution – I’ve used it a lot and it’s delicious!

Abigail Donnelly Article by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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