Carb Wars Blog

Low carb recipes and insights plus some of the 236 exclusive recipes contained in Judy Barnes Baker‘s book “Nourished” and “Carb Wars” are shared here. Our dietary choices play a major role in our modern plagues, in other words—IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD—but don’t worry, you will not find even a hint of deprivation or austerity here! Once you discover the secret, you will find that the very best food for weight management, longevity, the treatment and prevention of disease, and over-all health and happiness is also the most sumptuous, satisfying, and indulgent way of eating the world has to offer. You are invited to the feast. Learn more about the low carb lifestyle, get the latest research and discover new recipes on this blog.

YACON

Yacon (smallanthus sonchifolius), a member of the sunflower family and a relative of the Jerusalem artichoke, has been cultivated by the Inca in Peru for hundreds of years. The edible part, which looks ...
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A NEW BIRTHDAY! (WE NEED A HERO, PART 6)

I am very tardy in following up on my last post about my visit to fribromyalgia specialist, Dr. St Amand. The first time I saw him, I had been following his protocol for ...
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CARB WARS FEATURED ON LIFESCRIPT

A huge thank you to Life Script, the premier website for women's health, for the feature article on Carb Wars, which included 7 recipes with pictures and a story written by Nicole McEwen ...
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HOW THE OTHER HALF EATS

Menu blogs have become popular with low-carbers; Jimmy Moore chronicles every bite, usually with pictures, and many of his readers are following his lead. Even Dr. Michael Eades did it for a week ...
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SAFE CINNAMON

I have posted several times about the dangers and benefits of using cinnamon as a supplement. At the end of this post are a few excerpts from one of the original articles ...
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“FAT” IS A WINNER!

Well, knock me over with a lamb chop, if Jennifer McLagan hasn't won the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals' Single Subject Award for her book celebrating--fat! And she beat out two really ...
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DIET AND HEALTH SURVEY

Megan, from Megan’s Jottings, contacted me and asked me help publicize a Diet and Health Survey on which she has collaborated with Amanda from The Cake and Biscuit Diet (a low-carb website with ...
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PROGRESS REPORT and WE NEED A HERO, Part 5

I'm up to recipe number 78 with 12 more close to completion for the new book; that's more than half way home for the food and menu part. (Yeah!) I can't share any ...
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IRISH MUSINGS

We think of corned beef and cabbage as a traditional Irish dish, but it is actually Irish/American. According to Bridgett Haggerty of the Irish Cultures and Customs website, cows were generally used ...
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VANILLA BEANS I CAN ACTUALLY USE!

I was testing a vanilla pots de creme recipe a few days ago and went to my cupboard for a vanilla bean from my hoard. I say "hoard" because that's what I do ...
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EATING ROSES

One of the most beautiful and memorable desserts I ever had was a tiny scoop of rose flavored ice cream nestled in the heart of a perfect, pale pink rose. It was ...
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LOW CARB CRUISE TO MEXICO

Here I am in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico! (I picked the right shirt to wear, didn't I?) Low-carb cookbook author, Dana Carpender and "that nice boy she married," enjoying dinner in the Windstar restaurant ...
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SUPER-SIZED WINGS FOR THE SUPER BOWL

Here's a very funny story by Chris Erskine that appeared in the LA Times on January 28. He has a terrific idea; he makes man-sized hot wings from turkey rather than chicken wings ...
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WHERE HAVE ALL THE BLOGGERS GONE?

(I wrote this post on January 16, but was so busy getting out the door that I neglected to post it. I'm home again, but still catching up. More soon...) To Mexico, of ...
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A GOOD DAY FOR A CUP OF HOT COCOA?

Have you discovered Wondercocoa™? It has half the carbs of regular Dutched cocoa and almost no caffeine. (It also has no fat, but since cocoa butter is one of the good fats, ...
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THANK YOU!

To those of you who have so generously volunteered to help out as recipe testers for my new book, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I have been overwhelmed with responses from far and near ...
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A NEW BOOK!

Sometimes I’m sure I’ve wandered into a parallel universe. I am an accidental writer—I wrote my first book because I thought it needed to be written, and I never really expected to write ...
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OK, THAT’S ENOUGH SNOW AND CHRISTMAS WRAP UP

It's still snowing. We've been stuck at home for most of the week. We put chains on the tires in order to make it to my daughter's house yesterday, but we had 6 ...
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HAPPY WHATEVER!

I received the following message from my friend Joe: Merry Christmas - Happy Hanukkah - Killer Kwanzaa - Joyful Solstice -And a Happy New Year! I'll echo his sentiment and wish everyone a ...
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SOMETIMES A TURKEY IS A TURKEY

Sometimes a recipe works the first time; more often it takes many tries to get it right. I had high hopes for the turkey I roasted for Thanksgiving. I did some research, wrote ...
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SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS!

We don't often have have snow for Christmas here, but it started snowing yesterday and we just managed to get to the airport and pick up my son who was flying in ...
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A HEALTHFUL SOFT DRINK AND FLU ADVICE

Dr. Eades mentioned in his blog a few days ago that he and his wife use the soda water button on pop dispensers for a sugar-free, carbonated drink at restaurants. He even included ...
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

“What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye! What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie.” —John Greenleaf Whittier, The Pumpkin, 1844 "A thankful heart is not only the greatest ...
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