Archives for May 2009

Review: PureVia Stevia Sweetener

Box it up, baby!It's been a long time coming, but now, as Stevia sweeteners engage the marketplace, there is something oh so sweet in the air. Enter: PureVia sweetener.Made from stevia, by the Whole Earth Sweetener Company, this is a granular version … [Read more...]

Book Review: Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age

So pretty you'd wish her a pimple if she wasn't also so darned wonderful.Don't let author of her book Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age fool you. She only looks like she's 20 years old.In fact, Vonda Wright, M.D. is an advocate for … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution

Frederick Hahn, the ginge Chuck Norris of the EastA fantastic book written by a personal favorite writer and fitness guru, Frederick Hahn knocks what we think we know about fitness training out of the ball park with his book The Slow Burn Fitness … [Read more...]

Good Calories, Bad Calories

The bookGary Taubes is a god. Admittedly, one of the reasons I neglected the task of reviewing this book is most definitely due to own human failings and limitations.J.R.R. Tolkien wove stories which moved gracefully across thousands of miles, … [Read more...]

Tartar Sauce

(Pictured: Tuna steak, a perfect pairing) Tartar sauce is great stuff. Play with the spices for different flavors choices. Adding spicy peppers may give this recipe a little extra dip zip! This recipe is induction friendly and gluten-free. … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Mini Pizzas

Say you love me with these healthy, fun mini pizzas. These are made using the oopsie rolls Using Oopsie rolls as bases or small circles fashioned of cauliflower or zucchini pizza dough, cute and festive food for the Day of Love has never been … [Read more...]

Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza

Stuffed crust goodness. There's nothing quite like Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Wonton Soup

Pictured: Egg Drop Soup. Wonton soup is a wonderful way to use the rest of that pork roast you have resting in the refrigerator. Just use low-carb wonton wrappers and you're all set for Chinese food fun! … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Wonton Wrappers

A Chinese spread. Chinese New Year begins on Monday. This means there is still time to perfect low-carb fun in the kitchen! While authentic, flour based, wonton wrappers are only 4 carbs per wrapper, guilt is lessened substantially when 1/6 of … [Read more...]

Low carb Fortune Cookies

These sweet little treats mean good fortune for your waistline No Chinese feast is complete without fortune cookies! These tantalizing mini-bites are a fun addition to beat the doldrums from any day. These are not gluten-free, but they are … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Beef and Broccoli

Pictured: A Chinese Spread, low carb style. Broccoli is a mainstay in many low-carb households. That said, the addition of beef to this healthy vegetable also yields a favorite stir fry recipe. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Szechwan Beef

Pictured: A low carb Chinese food spread. This recipe is super quick and easy to make, and is the perfect main course for a light, fun dinner. Paired with cauliflower fried rice, this will be a hit, whether it is Chinese New Year or a busy school … [Read more...]

Ginger Dipping Sauce

Pictured: Dipping sauce in bowlI love ginger, and this is a perfect sauce/ boneless wings combination! You can find the recipe for the low-carb chicken wings in the recipe menu. Zingy and tangy, this sauce can be sweetned according to taste. … [Read more...]

Low-carb Chinese recipes help hail the New Year

Beginning January 26, 2009, the world welcomes the Year of the Ox.Because of the cyclical lunar nature of the Chinese calendar, first introduced by Emperor Huang Ti, the Chinese New Year will fall anywhere from late January to early February.This … [Read more...]

Is the Food Pyramid a Scam?

Granted, I am not not a fan of the food pyramid; I just think people tend to abuse some of the notions while fully ignoring the rest.It's a little bit like the Constitution and how people tend to interpret what they want from it while eschewing the … [Read more...]