SANDWICHES ARE BACK!

SANDWICH WITH DELI MEAT AND CHEESE AND MICRO-GREENS, (c) 2015, JUDY BARNES BAKER I’ve eaten more real, honest-to-goodness sandwiches in the last month than I have in the last 15 years! My last post featured the recipe for the low-carb, gluten-free, flax-free buns that brought back the good ole days…

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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 would normally be served with warm naan, a puffy, oven-baked flat bread. Check out my recipe for a…

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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 making the candied fruit for my Christmas fruitcake, I had an inspiration. Kumquats are like little oranges…

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AN UPDATED CLASSIC: STUFFED CELERY STICKS

Stuffed Celery Smear some cream cheese on a celery stick and you’ve got a quick, low-carb snack; make this delightfully retro stuffed celery and you’ve got an impressive hors d’oeuvre. 4 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled 4 ounces (half an 8-ounce package) cream cheese, brought to room temperature 1 ounce…

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EGGS EN COCOTTE

Yet another study has exonerated saturated fat and cholesterol of any link to heart disease and fingered the real culprit. The new research, just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found no evidence that eating saturated fat led to an increase in heart disease or coronary events. The researchers evaluated the…

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BAKED RED PEPPERS CAPRESE

These beautiful peppers combine the flavors of a traditional Caprese salad with tender-crisp red peppers for a delicious and easy side dish. Recipe from Nourished; a Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance. Ingredients: 1½ teaspoons olive oil 1½ teaspoon of red wine vinegar Sugar substitute equal to ¼…

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ROSES FOR YOUR VALENTINE?

The perfect finale for a romantic dinner with that special someone! Recipe adapted from Nourished; a Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance. ROSE-FLAVORED ICE CREAM One of the most memorable desserts I ever had was a tiny scoop of rose-flavored ice cream nestled in the heart of a perfect,…

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THE PERFECT WAY TO PIG OUT ON SUPER SUNDAY!

  The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. Hot Wings The original Buffalo wings were invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964. They are the perfect low-carb snack for Super Sunday. To turn them into a meal, use drumsticks instead of wings. To super-size your snacks, use…

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AND NOW FOR A LITTLE GOOD NEWS: BUTTER IS BACK!

  Joe Ortner performs maintenance on a robotic palletizer at Grassland Dairy Products Inc. in Greenwood, the largest family-owned butter producer in the nation. Picture by Mark Hoffman.   The headline in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel proclaims, U.S. butter consumption reaches highest level in 40 years. Joe Taschler reports, “Butter…

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THE PUDDING OF HAPPINESS

Pudding Cups Judy Barnes Baker

My husband counts the pills I put out for him in the morning to be sure I didn’t sneak in anything new. If he doesn’t recognize one, I have to show him the bottle. Once, when my children were small, I overheard my vegetable-phobic son whisper to his sister, “Don’t eat the…

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PUMPKIN SPICE BISCUITS

Biscuits that taste like pumpkin bread! The optional currants will cost you an extra 1.3 net carbs per biscuit. (Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and low-carb.) Ingredients: 3 cups almond flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 1/4 tsp xanthan…

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STUFFED ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS FROM “NOURISHED”

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms Fresh zucchini blossoms only last a day or two, so don’t expect to find them in the supermarket. Zucchini is notoriously prolific, however, and very easy to grow. A few plants on a sunny patio should give you an abundant supply. Many farmers’ markets sell them in season as well. Recipe from Nourished;…

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GLUTEN-FREE YOGURT BISCUITS

  I am so excited about my new recipe! It came out perfect the first time I tried it. The recipe is super easy and quick to make and the biscuits taste astonishingly like the buttermilk biscuits my mother used to make, but these are gluten-free, wheat-free, and low-carb. I used Jennifer Eloff’s Gluten-free Bake Mix™ as a starting point. Isn’t…

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