No More Aspartame for me!

Have you ever wondered about aspartame? The stuff of Nutri-Sweet, myths and legends online and in frenzied emails, thrust at you with the fervor of someone who is sure the world is ending with the sample packets of Phenalalynine raining from the … [Read more...]

Monday Post Ho-in'

Well, there are some days I just have a lot to say and feel spunky enough to get it all out there for you (I think it's also the lack of brain fog I feel I am dealing with when I drink loads of aspartame).I am finally nearing the end of home … [Read more...]

Flan

The flan looks better in the ramekin. Trust me on this one. … [Read more...]

Bow to the Buns! Tips for Insanity-Free Oopsies

You've tried them. They've disappointed you. You tried them again. What went wrong the last time went right this time, but something new happened. You are trapped ...in the oopsie zone. A zone of sight... and of mind.... (Rod Serling, get out … [Read more...]

Product Review: Ice Shaver

Wal-Mart is already carrying their ice shavers, even here in Colorado where we're expecting snow tonight (heeeellloooooooo! I could just go outside and scoop the snow and add my own sweetener thankyewverymuch!)Nonetheless, I bought this baby last … [Read more...]

Easy Cheesy Taco Bowls and Shells

Friends have told me constantly that cheese (cheese and nothing but the cheese) can be used to make taco shells and taco bowls, and crisps as well. It's true, true low-carb believers! … [Read more...]

Zucchini and Cauliflower Taco Shells

Pictures: Hint-- They're all Tacos. I know. I continue to astound. This is, by far, my most FAVORITE use of either cauliflower or zucchini dough for making Mexican foods... and these are induction-friendly. … [Read more...]

It's not you…it's me…

I did Thompson's Plan for a few days and then, as people were wondering about the plan and I started doling out my thoughts on his plan, several things started to hit me:1. With as much as I tweaked his plan to make the plan a weigh t loss success … [Read more...]

Mini Snack Cups

Top picture: clockwise From Top, Center: Top: Fresh, whipped cream with Splenda and a strawberry make a light and quick dessert. Top right: Dip the top of your bowl in a low-carbohydrate chocolate glaze for a quick and flavorful bowl for yogurt, … [Read more...]

Mini Angel Food Cakes

Note to self: Pictures are Good. Don't forget pictures. Top: Crepes with Angel food cake. As you can see, the recipe is exactly the same for the two items, but look at the difference! I'm happy to report that they were a hit! Middle: Angel Food Cake … [Read more...]

Thursday– Glycemic Load, Starches, and why you bogart the cheese doodles

As you read t'other day, I am making a move back to Dr. Thompson's Low Glycemic Load Plan after almost 5 months following Atkins 2002.I think you're going to see that this is much like Atkins (Thompson pays multiple homages to the good doctor … [Read more...]

Oopsies Meets The Jimminator… Jimmy Toasts Oopsies. All win

Jimmy Moore sent me an email today, and pointed me to his latest greatest blog entry. What happens when man meets buggery egg whites? Does he crack (ok, pun)? Play chicken (foul)? Cross the road (you should be tarred and feathered for that … [Read more...]

Stop this Crazy Merry-Go-Round or Hold my Hair Back

because I'm going to hurk! It's been about a week and OhMyGoobergrapes! I have some stuff to tell you about. It's nothing huge, like the splitting of the atom or anything (and, no. I didn't shave. Let's not get all extreme on me, people). 1. … [Read more...]

Cooking for Six– A New Feature

This is a new feature I'm adding to this blog for various reasons:1. Because I know a lot of folks out there are feeling the food pinch, it's important to know it is healthy and reasonable to feed your family healthy foods;2. I know the difficulty of … [Read more...]

Running through to say wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Hi! I am so sorry for not posting anything for the last few days.Let's see:Quick news:1. I was TOPS Loser of the Month (again)2. I'm still at a stall (which is fine, because it happens)... ok, no-- it sucks donkey snot, but I'm still working things … [Read more...]