What you need to know about sugar alcohols: Not so sweet

You're following a low-carb diet and you've seen them before: those low-carb, sugar free products in the stores or sold online that promise to assuage your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. But what do we really know about sugar … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: Safe Turkey Preparation

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Talking turkey should always include a discussion regarding safety. While turkeys can't lash out (unless they are Ninja turkeys--and then you will only know after they have dispatched you forthwith), working with poultry has propensities towards … [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...]

How to Prepare Fresh Pumpkin

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The gourd finds its way into your shopping cart, follows you home, dons a face and then is ready for what? The garbage? Poltergeist pish, I say! Why not make the most of your precious pumpkin? I tend not to carve my gorgeous gourds, instead … [Read more...]

Prepare and Cook Spaghetti Squash

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Squash your enthusiasm for wheat spaghetti with this great gourd I spent way too many low-carb years not preparing spaghetti squash because I was certain the difficulty factor was greater than I could bear. Being both a lazy cook and a … [Read more...]

Surviving Office Parties

Low-carb options from acauliflower base The boss brought you pizza to celebrate the impending weekend. Now, everyone noshes and looks at you out of the corner of your eye as ooey gooey cheese snaps from saucy crusts. It's hard to feel like an … [Read more...]

Earthquake and emergency preparedness

California's earthquakes and the hurricanes threatening the east coast may have been seemingly non-shattering at a 4.6 (earthquake), or a category 1 (hurricane), but for friends of mine standing on floors high above the ground, or who had to quickly … [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...]

On-line resources for low-carb shopping

Looking thoughtful, Ted decides to opt for both types of Thickenthin, thereby getting a free football phone as a gift. Wait. That's a different ad. source In a world not always suited for low-carbers, sometimes turning to the computer is a viable … [Read more...]

Back to school. Packing low-carb lunches for your little learners

School?! Oh nooooooooes! Picture by Jamie VanEaton It was June the last time I looked. With school around the corner, parents are grappling for the first time with students and a low-carbohydrate, and possibly gluten-free lifestyle. Whereas … [Read more...]

Tripping: The high cost of gas prices

Gasoline prices going through the roof often means consolidating trips for those items you had enjoyed buying as you needed. 1. Buy more meat and freeze it, especially when on sale. I scored a righteous amount of gress-fed beef the other day, just … [Read more...]