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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.

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DIY PROTEIN BARS AND A NEW SWEETENER

CHOCOLATE ALMOND PROTEIN BARS These chewy, fudgy bars are made with the same sweetener used in Quest bars, which can now be purchased for home use.  The basic recipe has only two ...
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PAN SEARED SCALLOPS WITH HOT SALAD

PAN SEARED SCALLOPS WITH HOT SALAD I absolutely love this recipe. Sometimes I make a double batch of just the hot salad to serve as a side dish.  INGREDIENTS For Dressing: 2 ...
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SEARCHING FOR A GOOD EGG AND QUAIL EGGS IN A NEST

You don't know how much you love something until you lose it! Those of you who follow my blog, probably know that I've been dealing with a lot of sudden-onset allergies. You can ...
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RASPBERRY MARSHMALLOW SQUARES

These reminds me of the coating on one of my old junk food favorites, Hostess Snowballs, those marshmallow and coconut-coated chocolate cakes with a “cream” center (actually a trans fat and sugar center).  Recipe adapted ...
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SECOND CHANCE IF YOU MISSED THE 3 DOLLAR LOW-CARB AND KETO BOOK SALE!


My book, Nourished; a Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance has again been included in a special one-day sale of low carb and keto books on Amazon. On May 20, 2015, ...
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BEYOND HAMBURGERS: 15 LOW CARB GROUND BEEF RECIPES

Grass-fed ground beef is available at some of my local stores now, but grass-fed roasts, chops, and steaks are harder to find. One butcher told me he quit ordering the more expensive cuts ...
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LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS ON THE 2015 DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS!

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans committee is accepting public comments until the end of the day today, May 8th. I will put the link to the comment form at the end ...
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PUMPKIN TAMALES

After I published the new recipe for Picadillo with a picture showing it with a side of Pumpkin Tamales, many of you asked me to share the tamale recipe too. Since this is ...
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YELLOW CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM FROSTING

A rich, moist, basic cake that can be varied by using different flavorings, frostings, and toppings. It is sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and delicious. ¾ cup (3 ounces or 85 grams) almond flour ...
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CRISPY FLOURLESS CRAB CAKES

FLOURLESS CRAB CAKES, (c) 2015, JUDY BARNES BAKER The secret to making crisp crab cakes that don't fall apart without flour or bread is to drain the crab mixture very well. It ...
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RHUBARB CUSTARD PIE

It's rhubarb season! Shirley Lowry mentioned on Face Book that she was going to give her old recipe for  a rhubarb custard pie a low-carb makeover. I had this recipe in Carb Wars; ...
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EGGPLANT AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO MINI PIZZAS

This is no ordinary pizza! It makes a delicious and beautiful vegetable side dish or appetizer for family meals or entertaining. Ingredients: 1 regular or 3 or 4 Asian eggplants, about 1 ...
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FRIED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

The very best low-carb recipes are the very best recipes, period. This is one of those. Add a Garlic Aioli for dipping if you like, but even without a sauce they ...
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BAVARIAN SAUERKRAUT AND CHOUCROUTE GARNI

Even children will love sauerkraut when it is prepared this way. The bacon, apple, and onion make it surprisingly sweet and mellow. Use it as a vegetable or side dish, or layer it ...
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SOCCA: A TRADITIONAL, GLUTEN FREE FLATBREAD

SOCCA, HOT OUT OF THE OVEN, IN NICE, ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA Photo: Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL Socca is a flatbread traditionally made from garbanzo bean ...
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MAKING RESISTANT STARCH DELICIOUS

You may have heard that ninety percent of the cells in our bodies do not share our DNA. We are mutually dependent on the billions of microbes that live in us, on ...
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THE LOW CARB DIETITIAN’S GUIDE TO HEALTH AND BEAUTY

THE LOW CARB DIETITIAN'S GUIDE TO HEALTH AND BEAUTY Did you ever wish you had your own personal dietitian to tell you what to eat? One who actually understood the science of ...
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ALLERGIES: THE SURPRISING ROOT OF THE PROBLEM

I’m sharing this story in case there are others of you who are suffering from allergies and looking for answers. No one can deny that allergies and auto-immune diseases are much more ...
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ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BREADS IS LOW CARB AND GRAIN FREE!

PAPADAMS, PHOTO BY CHARLES HAYNES PAPADAMS, PHOTO FROM WIKIPEDIA What if I told you that one of the most popular breads in the world is gluten-free, grain-free, and low in carbs? ...
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MANKIND’S LAST CHANCE?

  And in case you missed it, this is a TED talk by Alan Savory, "the man who killed 40,000 elephants," in a misguided attempt to save the grasslands.   "There is ONLY ONE OPTION ...
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Policy Does Not Equal Science: Development of U.S. Dietary Guidelines, A…

A must-see video from Adele Hite. Please share this. (c) 2015, Judy Barnes Baker, www.carbwars.blogspot.com ...
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THE ASIAN LOW CARB SECRET

  How many times have you heard the argument that rice and noodles can't be bad for you because those who live in Asian countries eat them as a staple food and ...
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PICADILLO (CUBAN STEW)

An article titled, "Endangered Cuban Cuisine Preserved by Cooks in America," by Colleen O'Conner was in the Denver Post today. I thought all three of the featured recipes looked like they would be ...
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SPINACH WITH CHEESE, SAAG PANEER

SAAG PANEER Spinach with paneer cheese is one of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine and one that is naturally low in carbs. It's not very photogenic, but tasty! Saag Paneer ...
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WHAT WOULD YOU GET IF YOU COMBINED THE WORLD’S TASTIEST FOOD WITH THE MOST HEALTHFUL?

I'm taking about bacon and fish, in case you didn't guess. If you have family members who don't like fish, this might just convert them. (Squeeze the lemon over it before serving ...
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FRUIT CAKE RECIPE

YEAR END WRAP UP This has been a remarkable year--the message about what constitutes a healthful diet has finally made it into mainstream media! I tip my hat and raise a toast ...
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PROSCIUTTO ROSEBUDS; the cutest appetizers ever!

PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED STUFFED CANDIED KUMQUATS I've always loved bacon-wrapped dates but they are really high in sugar. In fact, dates are sugar (look up "date sugar" if you don't believe it). When I was ...
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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. Some of them will be perfect for New Years Eve too!  Also, here is my recipe for Candied ...
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THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN KINDLE VERSION One look at the whimsical cover illustration makes it clear that this is going to be a fun read, not a dry discourse on biochemistry ...
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ALMOND CRISP COOKIES AND CRACKERS

There are at least 12 variations, both sweet and savory, for these little crackers/cookies in my book, "Nourished." They provide a little crunch for any occasion with almost no carbs. (I had ...
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