Low-carb Twice-Baked Yams with Pumpkin

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Topped with fresh, whipped cream, pecans and nutmeg for a more dessert approach. While yams are fairly carby, here is a way to enjoy the dish without going whole yam-hog. The addition of cream cheese adds to the savory value, also adding … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: How to Smoke a Turkey

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Smoking a turkey brings out a bird's sultry side. Different than the standard styles of turkey preparations, smoking can be not only easy, but economical. Tips: Don't use a huge bird. Because there's a danger zone in keeping uncooked poultry at a … [Read more...]

Bouillion Gravy

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Good gravy, boatman! While this won't be the lowest-carb gravy in the world if adding Kitchen Bouquet for the color, this still produces a nice, quick gravy, even minus the turkey juices on Thanksgiving. … [Read more...]

Low-carb, Twice-Baked Yams

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While yams are fairly carby, here is a way to enjoy the dish without going whole yam-hog. The shocker? The addition of a special ingredient to cut the carbs. … [Read more...]

Brined Turkey

Sodium. The stuff that causes ankles to swell twice their size is the same substance that helps turkey tissues absorb more moisture as well. Brining is an outstanding and flavorful way of making the star of Thanksgiving all the more succulent and … [Read more...]

New weight loss surgery option requires no cutting. Meet TOGA

Can a new weight loss surgery be a palpable tool in health? sourceDr. Sayeed Ikramuddin is more than a surgeon: he's part of the University of Michigan team who are ready to begin performing weight loss surgery without a scalpel.The catch? You may … [Read more...]

Mashed Cauliflower

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Get loaded! Who needs mashed potatoes when cauliflower can be had in nice, white bundles of floret happiness? Nothing says love like disguising America's favorite Thanksgiving side by just throwing the bag away. … [Read more...]

Lose weight during Thanksgiving? Sure. Don’t get sauced.

The other day I spoke about cooks tending to dabble in the gobbler while griddling. While sampling in the kitchen can be the beginnings of a difficult holiday season, beginning at noonturkey, and ending January 1 of the following year, there's … [Read more...]

Tips for not stuffing yourself at Thanksgiving

Loaded low carb yams are a great option instead of potatoes Thanksgiving, with its celebration of bounty and food is a favorite of Americans, with millions of tables being set across the country with lip-smacking amounts of food.Here are some … [Read more...]

Low-carb Iced Coffee

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In an ongoing series devoted to keeping money in wallets during the impending recession while still enabling eyeballs to bulge from caffeinated sockets all over the world, following is a standard low-carb iced coffee recipe. Quick tip: Using ice … [Read more...]

A low-carber asks: What can I eat when I’m sick with the flu?

It's Thursday morning and you're praying to the porcelain princess. You've been passed out on the cold tile floor since three a.m. mumbling something about Smurfs and squirrels. What are some stomach soothers acceptable for low-carbers? Put down the … [Read more...]

Boredom eating and weight loss: When to give in… and when not to

Put down the cracker and nobody gets hurt,We're wild and wooly creatures of habit.The tv comes on at the end of a long day, and weary eyeballs are assaulted with messages for cookies, chips and Burger Happy. Blood sugar levels have dipped since … [Read more...]

Can I snack at night?

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Flax cracker with cream cheese and dill is a good choice. Regardless of weight loss plan, night time is the undoing of many a dieter. Whether from boredom or actual hunger, one quick aquestion will answer whether to assuage hunger--or … [Read more...]

Breakfast on the Go

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Enchiladas for breakfast? Why not? Mornings are about as chaotic and potentially painful as two wombats stuck in a pair of nylons. One can't simply grab for a box of cereal or slap two slices of bread in the toaster either. Where does that … [Read more...]

Mock Apple Danish Spread

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The apple doesn't fall far from the jicama tree (Jicama is a tuber) I am serious. I have been in the kitchen today because I have a jicama I wanted to try out. So I pick up this vegetable root about the size of a softball on steroids from the big … [Read more...]