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.

VANILLA

DRAWING OF VANILLA FROM THE FLORENTINE CODEXl (1580) AND DESCRIPTION IN THE NAHUATL LANGUAGE (WIKIPEDIA). VANILLA FLOWER, IMAGE FROM WIKIPEDIA “Plain vanilla” is a very misleading description of the world’s most popular flavor. Most ...
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NEW SUGAR-FREE ICE CREAM!

Well, this is refreshing news! After watching so many low-carb products disappear in the past few years, finally there is a new one. Hopefully this is the vanguard of a new low-carb trend ...
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Here’s Something You’ve Got To See!!

Check out this picture from the Eli cooks blog: http://elicooks.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/bacon-really-does-make-everything-better/#comment-92. Why didn't I think of that? An apple pie with a lattice top made of bacon! Now, if only he'll try it with ...
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PUMPKINS (©) 2007, JUDY BARNES BAKER

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We made a quick trip to Costco yesterday with Trick or Treat goodies on the shopping list. I am always conflicted about the ethics of giving away things that I wouldn't eat ...
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Additional Cruise Information

Here's some additional info about the cruise from our coordinator, Becky Gandy:
"This cruise is INCLUSIVE — including taxes, port charges, and fuel surcharge. The ONLY thing not covered is alcohol, gambling, special excursions, ...
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DISCOUNT PRICES ON LOW CARB CRUISE TO MEXICO!

Want to join the low-carb crowd on a cruise to Mexico? Vacations to Go.com is now offering our cruise as a Fastdeal with discounts from 49% to 77% over the advertised rates, ...
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MYSTIC PIZZA

Variations of this ingenious pizza recipe have been circulating online in the low-carb community. I can’t pinpoint its creator, but I suspect it may be progeny from Jamie Van Eaton’s accidental recipe called ...
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WHAT’S YOUR OMNIVORE SCORE?

“The Omnivore’s Hundred” was posted on the British blog Very Good Taste by Andrew Wheeler back in August. It is an interactive meme for bloggers. He lists 100 things that he thinks every ...
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BROWNED BUTTER SAUCE

Here’s the yummy sauce for the gnudi recipe from the last post. This is a very easy and versatile sauce that could be used on vegetables, eggs, or Dreamfields pasta. Browned Butter Sauce ...
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GNUDI: PASTA THAT MAKES ITSELF

Gnudi © 2008 Gnudi with Browned Butter Sauce © 2008 I spent a lot of time on this recipe a while back but never published it on my blog. It was luscious, gorgeous, ...
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CELEBRATING “FAT,” A NEW BOOK BY JENNIFER MCLAGAN

Jennifer McLagan, winner of the prestigious James Beard Cookbook Award for Bones in 2006, has taken a courageous stand in her latest book titled Fat. My first exposure to Jennifer was at ...
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CINNAMON WARNING: UPDATE

< Cassia cinnamon, True cinnamon > (c) 2012, Judy Barnes Baker Dr. Richard Anderson, of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, and his colleagues were looking into the effects of ...
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BLOG FODDER: Fat Saves the World and Other News

I've collected quite a bit of blog fodder over the summer. Here's a start at catching up. FAT SAVES THE WORLD A dairy nutrition expert from Australia claims to have found a way ...
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COME ALONG ON A LOW CARB CRUISE TO MEXICO!

I will be packing my ginger pills and joining a whole boatload of low-carbbers like myself for the 2nd annual low-carb cruise to Mexico, January 19-24, 2009. It will be tons of fun ...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Alaska, Canada, and Home Again

(#8 in a series that started on July 22nd at: http://carbwars.blogspot.com/2008/07/summer-adventures-southern-california.html ) We took the float plane back to King Salmon and then flew to Yakutat, our last stop in Alaska before crossing ...
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“Good Calories, Bad Calories” due out in paperback!

Gary Taubes’s book, Good Calories, Bad Calories, was an expose of how far the medical establishment has drifted from science-based advice on nutrition. The paperback version is due to be released on Sept ...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Alaska’s Volcanoes and Another Voracious Predator

Half of the active volcanoes in the world are located in Alaska. We traveled over 26 miles of gravel roads and through three rivers from Brooks Camp to reach this eerie moonscape of ...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Evidence of a Prehistoric Lifestyle

The Brooks River barabara, a reconstruction of a house dated to about 1200 AD . Several prehistoric trade routes intersected in the Brooks Camp area and there was a village on the site ...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Brooks Camp and Bears, Bears, Bears

Part 5 (This series started with the July 22 post.) A little background: Brooks Camp, in the Katmai National Park, boasts the largest concentration of brown bears in the world. Kodiak Island is ...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Our First Close Encounter with a Bear and Very Expensive Pizza

After returning to the airport in Gustavus, we flew to King Salmon, the last stop before Brooks Camp. It was another beautiful flight, executed flawlessly by Ron, our pilot. There was one complication ...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Glacier Bay and the Kahsteen

We left the Gustavus Inn to join Captain Mike Nigro on the Kahsteen, his 42-foot charter boat, for a two-day excursion in the Glacier Bay Wildlife Preserve. Captain Mike named the ...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Alaska and the Gustavus Inn

Our friends, Ron and Pat, invited Dean and me to accompany them on a trip to Alaska and Canada in their private jet. How could we possibly pass up such an opportunity? ...
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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Southern California and Dr. St. Amand

I’ve been traveling for the past three weeks. I will blog my way through my notes about the interesting things I encountered, food-related and otherwise. The first leg of our travels took us ...
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A FABULOUS ADVENTURE

I just got back (a day later than expected) from a fabulous trip. I'll blog about my adventures as soon as I get unpacked, do the laundry, and catch my breath. Here is ...
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