LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULEZ; More Good Times in New Orleans and Coconut Ice Cream

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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 home in spite of the hardships they would face to rebuild from a disaster that none of us thought could ever happen in America. The easy choice would have been to walk away, to move on, but for some reason, those who could, came back. They came back to broken houses without…

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N’AWLINS FOOD, PRALINES AND RED BEANS, AND GOOD NEWS ABOUT SUGAR SUBSTITUTES

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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 Tuesday I was off looking for fresh, raw, head-on shrimp to try to duplicate the fabulous New Orleans BBQ shrimp that I had at Jacques-imos. Much to my delight, I found the shrimp at my local Central Market and the dish turned out messy, buttery, spicy, and absolutely glorious on the first…

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DON’T BANISH THE BUNNY

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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 before dipping in chocolate. * Roll Chocolate Dipped Strawberries in pastel tinted coconut after dipping. Link to recipe: http://www.carbwarscookbook.com/choc_dipped.html * Make individual Sponge Cakes in egg-shaped cupcake pans. Frost and decorate with Confectioner’s Icing. (Recipes in bold are from Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat.) * Chocoperfection and Livin’ La Vida Low…

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Too Good to be True? Chocolate is Good for You!

Can a gift of silky, sensuous, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate possibly get any better? How about if it were good for you, AND IT HELPED YOU LOSE WEIGHT? It’s not science fiction; it’s not fantasy—it is a dream-come-true called Chocoperfection. These unbelievably tasty chocolate candy bars were the brainchild of Mary Jo Kringas. Mary Jo started working in her father’s candy store when she was five years old, so it’s easy to understand why she struggled with her weight. Since chocolate was the one food that she…

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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries on Better TV

  Better TV is showing the demo that I did with Audra Lowe about how to make sugar-free, chocolate-dipped strawberries. Here is the link to the clip: http://www.better.tv/bettertv/?lid=1328166604&tid=1406224178. A more detailed recipe is on my Website at: http://www.carbwarscookbook.com/choc_dipped.html.

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Schedule of Events

Better TV Taping: I just returned from a very exciting trip to New York to tape a video for Better TV. I made chocolate-covered strawberries, sugar-free of course, with show host Audra Lowe. As soon as I find out when and where the show will air, I will let you know. The video will also be featured on the Better TV Website. You can preview my recipe on my Website at http://www.carbwarscookbook.com/choc_dipped.html What’s Cooking Show Rescheduled: I am scheduled (the third time is a charm,…

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“Make Sweet Treats Without the Sugar”

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Someone tipped me off about this article by Judyrae Krause that was in the Everett Herald on January 2. The story features two of my recipes and describes my book as one of those “too good-to-be-true” loopholes for your new year’s resolutions. I missed seeing the original article, but it is still available on the Internet. Here’s the link: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20080102/LIVING01/604156517/1065/LIVING01 Thanks, Judyrae!

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A Chocolate Star is Born

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Yesterday’s mail brought an unexpected treat. If you are a fan of Jimmy Moore’s blog, livinlavidalowcarb, you have probably heard that he has designed a new candy bar made by the company that gives us ChocoPerfection™, the world’s best sugar-free chocolate bar. Lucky me, I was one of those chosen to receive a free sample of his new bar before it hits the market. If he wanted an enthusiastic endorsement, he sure picked the right mailbox! The Jimmy Moore Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb bar is…

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How to Overcome Sweet Holiday Temptations

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A big thank you to Connie Bennett for hosting a panel discussion titled How to Overcome Sweet Holiday Temptation: 4 Low-Carb Experts Weight In, yesterday on her blogtalk radio show. Thank you also to Jimmy Moore who organized the panel, which included Jimmy, Laura Dolson, Christin Sherburn, and me. Connie plans to post the tips gleaned from the discussion on her site. You can listen to the show by going to: www.blogtalkradio.com/feeds/stopsugarshock.

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