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,…

Continue reading

TRUE LOVE: AN INTIMATE DINNER FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

default image

A sumptuous, sensual, sugar-free menu for Valentine’s Day shows true love…the kind expressed by Robert Browning when he wrote, “Grow old along with me, the best has yet to be…” For love that lasts for a lifetime, keep the romance, but reduce the carbs. Grilled Artichokes with Mustard Dressing*Pan Seared Wild Salmon with Rhubarb Ginger ChutneyMixed Greens with Glazed Pecans and Cranberry DressingHominy “Risotto”*Tiramisu MousseChocolate Dipped Strawberries*Chilled Champagne and Café Mocha Recipes in bold are from Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat

Continue reading

Menus for New Year’s Celebrations

default image

NEW YEAR’S EVE BUFFET: With a low-carb feast like this one, your actions will match your words when you raise a glass and toast “to your health!” Hot Brie with Almonds and Candied Kumquats Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Shrimp with Sweet and Spicy Sauce Platter of Cold Sliced Roast Beef, Turkey, and Ham with Mustard, Horseradish, and Cranberry Sauce Sliced Tomatoes, Dill Pickles, and Assorted Olives Pumpkin Tamales Waldorf Salad Basket of Mixed Flour Bread, Tortillas, and Parmesan Sesame Crackers Raspberry Trifle Champagne and an…

Continue reading

How to Overcome Sweet Holiday Temptations

default image

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.

Continue reading

Holiday Indulgence Without January Remorse?

default image

Abundant, rich, delectable, holiday food doesn’t have to be fattening. There’s a whole new take on what constitutes healthful eating revealed by several best-selling new books, including Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes. According to Taubes, you can’t get fat without carbohydrates, but you can enjoy all your seasonal favorites, such as pumpkin and mincemeat pie, fruitcake, cranberry sauce, candy, breads, cookies, and even delicious stand-ins for mashed potatoes and candied sweet potatoes. Read the sumptuous menus below to see how rich, satisfying, festive,…

Continue reading