AFTER BREAD

“Your health and likely your lifespan will be determined by the proportion of fat versus sugar you burn over a lifetime.”–Dr. Ron Rosedale When Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt (www.dietdoctor.com) asked his followers what one food they missed the most while following his low-carb/high-fat regimen, bread topped the list by a wide margin! Beer, often called “liquid bread,” came in third, pizza…

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KUMQUAT CAKE

Kumquats are usually hard to find and expensive, but I found some on sale at a local Asian market at a very good price. I like to use them in recipes that call for citrus zest because it is so much easier—you just pull out the pulp and use the whole, sweet skin as you would orange or lemon zest.…

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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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MARINATED COLE SLAW AND A NEW VIDEO

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MARINATED COLE SLAW The original version of this recipe called for a whole cup of sugar! This reincarnation brings an old favorite back as a healthful, delicious, sweet salad for parties, cookouts, and family meals.   Ingredients: 1½ pounds green cabbage, about half a medium head, shredded 1 medium white onion, about 8 ounces, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced 1…

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DIY PROTEIN BARS AND A NEW SWEETENER

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CHOCOLATE ALMOND PROTEIN BARS These chewy, fudgy bars are made with the same sweetener used in Quest bars, which can now be purchased for home use.  The basic recipe has only two ingredients and can be made in minutes. Endless variations are possible depending on what flavors and add-ins you use. For my first version I used cocoa and chopped…

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SUGAR IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Sugar Love was the subject of the August, 2013 issue of National Geographic. It is indeed sweet to finally see a major publication echoing the message some of us have been preaching for years! When I wrote Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat, in 2007, I was called a extremist (among other things). You can read the cover story online here,…

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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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A SWEET DEAL ON A NEW LOW-CARB SWEETENER

    Watch for the EZ-Sweetz infomercial due to air on The Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and some other channels tomorrow or Wednesday, Sept 18 or 19. (Update: they are now scheduled to start of Friday.) Low-carb celebrity chef, George Stella, stars in the ad (doing his best imitation of the guy in the ShamWow commercials!). EZ-Sweetz is offering a fantastic deal to introduce…

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VIDEO #2: THREE EZ LIME DRINKS

EZ LIMEADE Sweetened beverages are said to be the #1 source of calories in the diet of Americans.* Each 12-ounce serving of regular cola contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, usually high-fructose corn syrup. Why so much? Carbonated water tastes bitter and it takes a lot of sugar to counteract it. (Taste a flat Cola to see how sickeningly sweet it…

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IS SUGAR TOXIC? ON 60 MINUTES

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You don’t want to miss the report by Dr Sanjay Gupta that was on 60 Minutes yesterday. The original story is here: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403942nT, but you might prefer to see it on Dr. Eenfeldt’s blog, where he has done all the work to put up all the related videos and written a good summary of it as well: http://www.dietdoctor.com/must-see-toxic-sugar-on-60-minutes. (c) 2012, Judy Barnes Baker, www.carbwars.blogspot.com

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