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.

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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Checking In

I'll be in and out for the next couple of weeks. I"ll be back soon with lots of new recipe ideas to test and share. Hope you are having a great summer! Meanwhile: ...
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SPLENDA™ WITH LESS SUGAR

Dr. Richard Bernstein, author of Diabetes Solution and The Diabetes Diet prescribes a very low-carb diet to get his diabetic patients off medications or to reduce their dosage to the lowest possible level ...
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BARIATRIC SURGERY: LOW CARB THE HARD WAY

Another article about the miraculous effects of bariatric surgery appeared in the news this morning. The procedure has already been proclaimed the "cure" for diabetes and now Canadian researchers have reported that it ...
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LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULEZ; More Good Times in New Orleans and Coconut Ice Cream

Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez, Let the Good Times Roll, is the attitude that earned New Orleans “The Big Easy” moniker. Good times defines the soul of a city that called its residents ...
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TOO DELICIOUS FOR WORDS: BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE CUSTARD

The word “custard” doesn’t prepare you for the beautiful, brown, cheesy crust. I could have called this Macaroni and Cheese Soufflé (it tastes like one, but that makes it sound much harder ...
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Still Here

I'm still here, just working on a number of things that are taking longer than I expected. In the meantime, here are a few terrific articles that you can check out from other ...
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MORE N’AWLINS FOOD: CREOLE GUMBO

GUMBO, (c) 2008, JUDY BARNES BAKER Gumbo is the perfect metaphor for New Orleans: a rich, steamy, spicy, mélange of diverse ingredients that combine into an experience that is unique to this place ...
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NEW ORLEANS BARBECUED SHRIMP

(c) 2008, JUDY BARNES BAKER (c) 2008, JUDY BARNES BAKER My sister treated me to a taste of the real New Orleans, the places preferred by the locals; many were just ...
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NATURAL FRUIT

Here is a picture from a trip we took a few years ago to Brassempouy, the famous excavation site from the Upper Palaeolithic in Aquitaine, France. One of the oldest known human artifacts, ...
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N’AWLINS FOOD, PRALINES AND RED BEANS, AND GOOD NEWS ABOUT SUGAR SUBSTITUTES

So much to blog about, so little time! I got back from New Orleans late Monday, full of enthusiasm and eager to get started on all the projects that the trip inspired. On ...
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A COLLECTOR’S DREAM IN NEW ORLEANS

I’m off to the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference, which is being held this year in the food Mecca of America—NEW ORLEANS. I will be participating in the Cookbook Expo on ...
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BEST LIFE? NOT EVEN CLOSE!

I watched part of an Oprah show a while back (it might have been a rerun) in which Oprah and her fitness guru, Bob Green, went to Mississippi to save the residents of ...
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The Nutrition and Metabolism Society

Here’s a great new site (well, new to me anyway). I intend to add it to the links list on my Website the next time my live-in, computer-techie husband updates it for me ...
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Huh?

There was a two-page ad in this morning’s Seattle Times for Vytorin® (ezetimibe/simvastatin), which is a combination of two older drugs (Zocor and Zetia) for lowering cholesterol. The headline said, “Do you have ...
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CHOCOLATE GRANOLA

CHOCOLATE GRANOLA  I have no idea how many of you have flown off to Paris, found a lover, or been seduced by lemon cakes and baguettes as a result of my reckless suggestion ...
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POTENTIAL DANGERS OF AGAVE

“Agave provokes bitter debate as a sweetener,” reads the headline in the March 23rd Chicago Tribune: www.chicagotribune.com/features/chi-0323deardorffmar23,1,7478086.story. The story raises questions about the safely of the trendy, expensive, liquid sugar made from ...
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Lotus Root

Raw Lotus Root © 2008, Judy Barnes Baker Lotus Root Chips © 2008, Judy Barnes Baker When I first started low-carb cooking, my son-in-law gave me a challenge. He said if I could ...
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Easter Menus

Easter is early this year—are you ready? Here are two menus, one for a spring brunch and one for a scrumptious Easter dinner. There’s still time, but you’d better get hopp’n! EASTER SUNDAY ...
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WE NEED A HERO, Part 3

There are many theories about what causes fibromyalgia /chronic fatigue. There is a doctor who thinks it is caused by a deficiency of vitamin D and one who thinks it is caused by ...
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DON’T BANISH THE BUNNY

Don’t banish the Easter Bunny, just have him hop over to fill your baskets with sugar-free treats. * To make Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs, shape my Peanut Butter Balls into ovals ...
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