A FAMILY TRADITION ENDURES AND HEALTHFUL EGGNOG

My husband, Dean, has made gingerbread houses for the grandkids to decorate since they were very small (the oldest just turned 20). They were pleased that he was able to continue the tradition this year despite his recent hospital stay. I made hot chocolate for the kids but Dean doesn’t…

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QUICK CHOCOLATE CAKE-IN-A-CUP

You could be eating ooey, gooey, chocolatey cake in a matter of minutes! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons almond flour 1 tablespoon coconut flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking powder A pinch of salt 1 large egg 1 tablespoon Natural Mate,* equal to 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon melted butter…

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CHRISTMAS PUDDING WITH SUGAR-FREE CANDIED FRUIT

I’m making several new recipes with candied kumquats and cranberries for the holidays. They probably won’t be up in time for you to make them this Christmas, but I’ll try to take pictures so I can post them soon. Some of them will be perfect for New Years Eve!  In…

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ROAST TURKEY WITH BROWN SAUCE AND A TURKEY PRIMER

Roast Turkey Is it really worth the effort to have a turkey that looks like a Norman Rockwell illustration? Or could you be happy with one that cooks quickly and doesn’t need a lot of attention but is dependably juicy, tender, flavorful, and crispy-skinned? It might not win a beauty…

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ROSES FOR YOUR VALENTINE?

The perfect finale for a romantic dinner with that special someone! Recipe adapted from Nourished; a Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance. ROSE-FLAVORED ICE CREAM One of the most memorable desserts I ever had was a tiny scoop of rose-flavored ice cream nestled in the heart of a perfect,…

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FRUIT AND NUT TREATS

I’ve been making my own snack foods since cutting out all the likely sources of allergens. Most purchased low-carb snacks and bars contain whey, egg, chocolate, and/or almonds. I found several raw, vegan, and Paleo brands, but most of them use dates and flax to hold everything together. Chunks of Energy, pictured above, are pretty…

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TURKEY CRACKLIN’S

The best thing EVER to do with Thanksgiving leftovers! Reserve any extra skin or lumps of fat from the neck and body openings when preparing your holiday turkey for roasting. After your gorgeous, golden-skinned turkey has been presented, admired, carved, and devoured, don’t throw it out; you still have the best part left! Cut away the skin from…

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MENU FOR VALENTINES DAY

Here’s what I made for my Valentine: Sliced tomatoes with Fresh Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, and Olive Oil Crispy Braised Duck Legs with Vegetables (from my section in Low-Carbing Among Friends Vol.3) Oven Roasted Asparagus (from Nourished) Cranberry Sauce (also from Nourished) Cherry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream Everything was really easy…

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SUGAR-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, LOW-CARB PUMPKIN PIE

  This recipe uses my Almond Pie Crust from Nourished. You can find it here  However the pie in the picture is made with a new one that I’m currently working on. I’ll post it when I have it finalized and written up. PUMPKIN PIE The biggest problem with custard-based pies is the soggy…

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COOKIES FOR CHRISTMAS

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES Ingredients: 1 large egg 1 cup natural peanut butter, crunchy or plain, brought to room temperature High intensity sugar substitute, such as sucralose or stevia, equal to 3/4 cup of sugar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of brown sugar replacement, such as Diabetisweet, LC Sweet Brown, or Just…

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