PRODUCT REVIEW: NEW STEVIA AND MONK FRUIT SWEETENER

I promised to let you know when the new stevia/monk fruit version of EZ-Sweetz was available. So, for those of you who have been waiting for a more Paleo-friendly version, here it is! It hasn’t hit the retail stores yet, but it can be ordered from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/EZ-Sweetz-Stevia-Monk-Fruit-1-36oz/dp/B00AQ50DEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359567351&sr=8-1&keywords=EZ-Sweetz+stevia+and+monk+fruit . I received some advance samples about a week ago and…

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WISH GRANTED!

In a recent post, I lamented the lack of low-carb convenience foods. A short while later, I heard from the Atkins company offering to send me some samples of their new line of frozen meals. Perhaps I should have wished for world peace or an end to global warming, but tasty, low-carb frozen food is not too shabby! Some stores are already selling the new Atkins…

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TOO BUSY TO COOK? TRY DIET-TO-GO

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  It felt like Christmas came early this year when I got a knock on the door and discovered a huge Styrofoam crate full of food from Diet To Go, a company that puts together meals to fit your diet of choice (low-fat, vegetarian, or low-carb) and ships them directly to you. They take the guesswork out of dieting ~ no shopping,…

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FLAX: THE ULTIMATE SUPERFOOD?

Breakfast Bites from Louise’s Foods Little bags of tasty, grain-free cereal and granola from a company called FlaxGold were included in the swag bags everyone received at check-in on the last Low-Carb Cruise. The main ingredient was, as you may have guessed, flax. Flax has become popular in diet foods where it is used to lower the calories and increase the fiber. It is…

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HALF-PRICE OFFER ENDS THURSDAY

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The discount code for the half-price offer on EZ-Sweetz is not working for the 6-pack of .75 oz bottles on Amazon, but it seems to be OK for other sizes. However, the same code can be used to order from the EZ-Sweetz website. Go to http://www.ez-sweetzstore.com/servlet/Categories?category=Shop+Online and type the promotional code ezsweetz into the box. The shipping from the website is only $.99, so that’s a plus!…

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PRIZE PACKAGE #5 IN THE “NOURISHED” GIVEAWAY

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Today marks the beginning of week #5 in the giveaway to celebrate the launch of my new book, Nourished; A Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance. THERE WILL AGAIN BE TWO LUCKY WINNERS! Each winner will receive: A 12 pack of 10-ounce packages of HOMESTYLE BEEF AND BEAN or CHICKEN AND BEAN CHILI, with a retail value of $32.28.…

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NOURISHED GIVEAWAY #3: A NEW WINNER AND A NEW PRIZE PACKAGE

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The winner of the 2nd prize package in the giveaway celebrating the launch of Nourished; a Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance, has been selected and notified. She requested that I not publish her name. Here is #3 in our line up of fabulous awards. Review the rules and entry requirements here: http://carbwars.blogspot.com/2012/01/six-weeks-of-prizes-to-celebrate.html (It’s easy, but we have to tell…

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YACON

Yacon (smallanthus sonchifolius), a member of the sunflower family and a relative of the Jerusalem artichoke, has been cultivated by the Inca in Peru for hundreds of years. The edible part, which looks like sweet potatoes, is very low in carbs and low on the glycemic index. The tubers can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable or eaten fresh…

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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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SPLENDA™ WITH LESS SUGAR

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Dr. Richard Bernstein, author of Diabetes Solution and The Diabetes Diet prescribes a very low-carb diet to get his diabetic patients off medications or to reduce their dosage to the lowest possible level. He calls it “the law of small numbers” because the smaller the dose you need, the smaller the mistake you can make and the less severe the…

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