I gave my second low carb talk today! It was fun hanging out with a bunch of ladies and sharing my own story and the journey of the past 5 years. I also figured that you can’t have a low carb talk without low carb food tasting and I decided to bring a bunch of crackers and to have some dips for people to try.
I prepared Alton Brown’s guacamole (simply my favourite guac recipe), caramelized onion dip and spinach dip. Then I thought I would make it more fun (at least for myself) and get people to rate a bunch of crackers that I have been enjoying recently. Singapore is getting more and more low carb options in terms of snacks and I got people to rate the 180 degrees Hazelnut oat crackers, Orgran Gluten-free chia seed wafers and Ben Banter Rosemary Seeded Crackers. Friend M is a passionate believer in low carb lifestyle and he’s gone to the extent of bringing in a bunch of low carb products that will be available shortly online at http://www.benbanter.com. The Ben Banter seeded cracker range with rosemary, turmeric and sundried tomato flavours are crazy good. So it was not surprising that the majority of ladies voted for the Ben Banter crackers. I look forward when the products will appear on our supermarket shelves.
In Singapore, the 180 degree crackers are available in Cold Storage, the Orgran wafers are available in NTUC finest and the Ben Banter seeded crackers are available from the Ben Banter website.
One of my slides from the talk. Sitting down and looking through nutritional labels I was shocked at how horribly high in carbs Oreo cookies are!
Quite a few people wanted to rate my dips since they were already in the rating mood but I did point out that the evidence was in the fact that the most popular dip was almost gone and it was visually obvious what people liked!
Anyway I decided to post a ridiculously easy spinach dip recipe simply because it is my fool-proof, effortless easy go-to when I’m expecting guests at home. It is cheap and good and I usually keep a bag of frozen spinach handy as well as some soup mix for seasoning. The tomato based soup mixes seem to work best as the acidity of the tomato cuts through the creaminess of the dip. This dip literally has 4 ingredients and it has no right to taste so good!
Easy Spinach Dip
- 1 packet of frozen chopped spinach
- 1 packet of tomato-based soup mix (I usually use the Waitrose tomato, red pepper and herb soup mix)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup Japanese mayonnaise
- Additional salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a pot of water to boil.
- Cook the frozen spinach for 3-4 minutes, then drain well.
- Add the soup mix, sour cream and mayonnaise and mix well.
- Taste and season as preferred.
- Refrigerate overnight and serve with crudités or some low carb crackers.