Tools of the Trade: The Iced Tea Maker

After grudgingly giving up a 24-year addiction to Diet Coke, I felt a sincere lack of caffeinated beverage enjoyment. Enter: Mr. Coffee. No more the coffee maker of the 1980's, this new item is quick, easy to use, and has been worth the low $19.99 … [Read more...]

Jicama-cama- cama-cama-cama- chameleon

With apologies to Boy George, one of the most exciting things about eating whole, healthful foods is the ability to try new things for old experiences. Do you miss hashed browns? Bristle at the lack of potato in your current regimen? Are you … [Read more...]

Tools of the Trade: Mini Wilton Cake Pans

This produces a 4.25" cake, slightly larger than a muffin top pan I found these small, non-stick baking (mini-cake pans) at Super-Target. You can also find them at Super-Walmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond, other home goods stores, Michaels, and Hobby … [Read more...]

Egg Drop Soup

Just because the sweltering heat is upon us for summer doesn't mean soup is out as a food fashion item. This Atkins Induction-friendly recipe is low on carbohydrates and big on flavor, with egg providing even more staying power than the average … [Read more...]

WRW– Not a Championship Wrestling Federation

Simply put: Weigh in Daily, Report Weekly and Write it DownWhile the weight loss journey for many is a relatively easy one, (switching to wholesome, organics vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, delicious fruits, and, yes, chocolate), the difficult … [Read more...]

Taco Meat

Like Spicy Beef Candy, minus the guilt. Featured here in the Macho Nacho salad Today I am going to talk to you about seasoned ground beef and a variation of spicy taco meat I came up with on a whim because it was so wonderful that I have GOT to … [Read more...]

Easy low-carb snacks for travel

Pictured (starting at top right): Flax cracker with cream cheese and fresh dill, Swiss /pastrami rolls-ups, cherry tomatoes, green olives, fresh parsley, Havarti cheese, kosher baby dill, String cheese. It is summer. You're traveling. Most … [Read more...]

Red Robin Meets Oopsie. Love. Hugging. Definite Eating.

Whoa! Bad Flash! And the cheese isn't that orange. No. Really. (I didn't eat the fries either. Stand Strong, my friends). Have you ever wondered aloud, "Golly (for we all say golly) I sure think those Oopsies look Paris Hilton HAWT, but will they … [Read more...]

Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin: food, fitness picks

There may be more to politics than meets the stomach-- at least as far as vice Presidential pick Sarah Palin and her family are concerned. The Alaskan beauty and her family (husband, Todd, and 5 kids) eat a whole foods menu heavily grounded in … [Read more...]

It’s a wrap: Red Robin is friendly to low-carbers

More on top than even Ted Koppel's hair. source Thanks to Red Robin's customer service and efforts to please the segments of society who really want the burger and not the bun, there are more mouth-watering choices for low-carbers and the … [Read more...]

Take a new look at Monday Weigh-ins

As someone who tries to run one weight loss challenge per year at lowcarbfriends.com, aside from chasing down people who ran away or occasionally fell into a gravy dish, one of the mandates I have always made when running a challenge is … [Read more...]

Beef Jerky, Three Ways

Pictured: Hamburger jerky in tray ready for drying. Meat candy. Chewy fun. More deliciousness in a bite than is almost legal. Almost. One of my frustrations as I stalk through stores looking for a snack is eying delicious jerky, knowing it … [Read more...]

Doritos Style Chips

Pictured: Sour cream and onion flavor didn't last long near my taste testers. When you left your high-carb lifestyle, you didn't have to leave crunch behind. Now, with the nacho chip recipe and some popcorn salts, you can savor the flavor of … [Read more...]

Low Carb Fried Rice

Riced cauliflower is touted as one of the most important finds in the world of low-carb, right after the probable discovery of Dr. Atkins snacking on bacon in the break room and dropping dozens of pounds as though by magic--and rightly so. … [Read more...]

Low Carb Rice

Riced cauliflower is touted as one of the most important finds in the world of low-carb, right after the probable discovery of Dr. Atkins snacking on bacon in the break room and dropping dozens of pounds as though by magic--and rightly so. … [Read more...]