New Sweetener Gets Rave Reviews And A Recipe For Almost Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bar Stack - NEW SWEETENER GETS RAVE REVIEWS AND A RECIPE FOR ALMOST MAGIC COOKIE BARS (carbwarscookbooks.com)

The food industry is all in on this one! Allulose is made by the British company, Tate and Lyle. It has been available in the UK since 2015, but because the FDA counted it as sugar on labels, American food manufacturers wouldn’t use it. When I started a low-carb diet there were very few options for sugar substitutes, but back…

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The Philippines and Singapore are Testing Coconut Oil as a Natural and Safe Antiviral Agent Against Coronavirus

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The current approach to fighting the coronavirus is to slow down the rate of infection so we don’t overwhelm our healthcare facilities; we are more likely to survive if we have adequate tests, medical care, hospital beds, and respiratory equipment (which we don’t at this time). But there are things we can be doing right now to make sure that when we inevitably are exposed we will have mild symptoms and recover quickly.

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KOFTA: TURKISH MEATBALL SKEWERS

What can you make with a pound of ground beef? A lot! Here’s a terrific addition to the list. There are endless of versions of meatball kabobs with many different names throughout the Middle East and India. This one, made with walnuts, aromatics, spices, and herbs, is based on a Turkish recipe. Serve them on low-carb flatbread or over a bed of riced…

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THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE AND AN IMPORTANT WARNING

If you are on Facebook, you may already know about what happened to my husband. I have put off writing about it because I was not yet ready to relive the worst day of my life, but this very scary story contains an important warning that I feel I need to share as soon as possible. I don’t want what…

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LETTER FROM PARADISE, PART 2, and Hawaiian Coconut Dessert

coconut tapioca pudding - hawaii Allerton Gardens

We got a sample of the kind of Eden that once existed on Kauai when we visited the Allerton Gardens, a breathtaking tropical jungle created by Robert Allerton, a wanna-be artist from Chicago and heir to a family fortune, who purchased the land in 1938.

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LETTER FROM PARADISE (with recipes)

Family trip to Kauai, 50th Anniversary, Hawaiian recipes: Chocolate Macadamias and Shave Ice. So much catching up to do! I came back from a family trip to Hawaii with stories to tell and ideas to share. Dean and I celebrated our 50th anniversary in June and our kids treated us to a party while we were all together on Kauai.…

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CRISP WAFFLES AND LOW-CARB MAPLE SYRUP WITH VIDEO

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If you think hot, crisp waffles, topped with butter and thick, sweet maple syrup are off the table on a low-carb diet, I’ve got good news for you! LOW CARB MAPLE SYRUP This simple, no-cook faux maple syrup adds the final touch for my new waffles. The syrup becomes thicker and clearer after it stands; make it first so you will…

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CHOCOLATE GLAZED PECANS

These are wonderful as a sweet treat or a snack. Chopped, they make a crunchy topping for ice cream or desserts. 2 cups raw pecan halves 2 large egg whites 1 teaspoon sugar-free vanilla extract High intensity sugar substitute equal to ½ cup of sugar* A few grains of salt 1 tablespoon cocoa powder Preheat oven to 300ºF. Spread the nuts in a…

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LEMON CAKE WITH LEMON GLAZE

LEMON CAKE WITH LEMON GLAZE A reader asked if I had a recipe for a lemon cake. Indeed, I do! This is one of my favorites of the many variations on the rich, moist, basic Yellow Cake from Nourished. All are low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, and delicious. ¾ cup (3 ounces or 85 grams) almond flour ¾ cup (3 ounces or 85…

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PARMESAN ALMOND CRACKERS

These taste like my savory Parmesan Crisps from Nourished, but they are bigger and thicker with a lovely soft crunch. They have a few more carbs (0.7 net grams compared to 0.02 net each) but are still very, very low for a nice, substantial cracker. Ingredients: 3 cups almond flour (750 mL) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (60 mL) Sugar substitute…

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NUT AND SEED CRISPBREAD

Traditional Swedish crispbread is made of rye, wheat, yeast, salt, and water. My grain-free, gluten-free, and yeast-free version is made of nuts, seeds, salt, water, and a little good fat.  I made these from a collection of ingredients I had on hand but you could use almost any nut or seed combination and it should still work; the chia and…

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