Quick Chocolate Syrup

Perfect with this bacon shake! Need a chocolate syrup or drizzle in a snap for your iced coffees, lates, or for chocolate milk? If the syrup sits at room temp, it may harden. If this happens, add a titch more water, reheat, stir, and pour. … [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?

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 boredom.Are you … [Read more...]

Savory Turkey Stuffing

It's the most wonderful time of the year--for a low-carber. Thanksgiving, with its promises of tender turkeys, gracious gravies and varied vegetables, is a wild wonderland of flavor and fun for anyone watching their girthing while celebrating our … [Read more...]

Chicken Pot Pie

Pot pie. Like cute shoes but don't put it on your feet Chicken pot pie is like a cute pair of shoes: it works in a pinch for so many occasions, and is incredibly slimming. This chicken pot pie is easy, sumptuous, and can be put together in a … [Read more...]

My Virtual Model user tool shows weight loss progression

Virtually off the charts sourceBack in 1993, while Teletubbies were still the face of PBS, Louise Guay, Ph.D., and Jean-François St-Arnaud had a vision.If gauging weight loss with flowcharts and graphs and numbers scribbled on pads of paper is art, … [Read more...]

Easy Meatballs

Yet another use for oopsie rolls. Have a meat ball! Have stale oopsie rolls laying around? Grate or process them for this recipe. … [Read more...]

Jerk Chicken

Pictured: I like cooling the dish with this avocado feta salsa. … [Read more...]

Lamb Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

Gyro will make you a hero with your taste buds. Opa! Ethnic foods add so much depth to meals, especially ones where meats and vegetables are a mainstay. One example of a dish that is fun to make and delicious as well as beautiful are gyros. … [Read more...]

Au Gratin Turnips

I only have eyes for this eyeless tuber. I used to make vast batches of potatoes au gratin, and now I've discovered something even better. … [Read more...]

Loaded Broccoli

  Restaurants offer loaded baked potatoes as a normal side for a lot of dishes. Many patrons never knew they can instead opt for loaded broccoli. Still gorgeous and steaming with sour cream, cheese, bacon and chives, loaded probably is the … [Read more...]

Beef Burgundy Meatballs

Whether you need an appetizer for church or something to go with riced cauliflower or low-carb pasta, these meat balls are a wonderful way to enjoy a little bit of flavor quickly and easily. Having breading ready to go in the freezer makes this an … [Read more...]

Oat Flour Spaghetti

Oat no you di'unt! Options? I believe in options, especially when they sit, steaming from a plate and covered with fresh tomato sauce and chives. … [Read more...]

Tools of the trade: The pasta maker

Low-carb spaghetti. Linguine. Macaroni. Ravioli. The world is your oyster-laiden pasta when you have the time, space and werewithall for a pasta maker. Whether dough is rolled flat or made into walnut-sized balls and fed into a hopper, what … [Read more...]