HAM AND GOAT CHEESE PIE

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This savory, hearty pie has an easy-to-make, bread-like crust filled with rich, cheese custard. It is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and makes enough to feed a family with leftovers. It is definitely one of the best things I ever ate! HAM AND GOAT CHEESE PIE Crust ingredients: 1 cup finely ground almond flour ¼ cup coconut flour 2…

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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 like hot drinks, so I made eggnog for him. I…

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ETON MESS (STRAWBERRY MERINGUE DESSERT)

“Eton Mess” is one of those silly names the English have for homey dishes, like Toad in a Hole (sausages cooked in popover batter), Bubble and Squeak (fried mashed potatoes with cabbage), Spotted Dick (boiled pudding with raisins), and Wet Nelly (bread pudding). One story says the name originated at Eton college when a dog sat on a picnic basket that contained a strawberry meringue cake. The…

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QUICK CHOCOLATE CAKE-IN-A-CUP

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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 or coconut oil ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons sugar-free…

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PORK MEATBALLS WITH SOUR CREAM GRAVY

< Anything you can do with ground beef you can do with pork and it will be juicier and more tender as well as less expensive. Ground, pasture-raised and heiritage pork make great burgers, meatloaf, and this fantastic meatball dish that tastes like Stroganoff. I served it over tender shredded cabbage “noodles” with sour cream gravy that needs no thickener…

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ICE CREAM, MILK FAT, AND HOGS

A fellow low-carber who is still mourning the loss of Watch’n Carbs, the low-carb ice cream recently discontinued by Lucerne, sent me a message about his latest discovery. He was excited that he had found a sucalose-sweetened ice cream at a Ben and Jerry’s stand at the airport. With guarded optimism, I checked their website: The first flavor listed on…

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WHEN DOES 16 X 0.49 = ZERO?

  In the past I put my trust in food labels to figure the nutrition counts for my recipes. Apparently, it was misplaced. I know that sometimes they are just wrong. For example, I have 2 different brands of powdered erythritol that list the weight as being the same as that for granular erythritol. However, when I weigh it, it…

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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, that’s not especially important.) HOT COCOA RECIPE One serving of Wondercocoa has 1 net gram of carbohydrate, no fat, and it is 99.7 % caffeine free. The label…

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NEW SUGAR-FREE ICE CREAM!

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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.  After his doctor warned him to cut down on sugar or face Type 2 diabetes, Jon Gordon invented Clemmy’s ice cream in his kitchen in Palm Springs,…

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