LOW CARB “RICE” PILAF

Rice is lower in toxins than most grains but it is very high in carbohydrates, which quickly turn to glucose once ingested. The only way to make it suitable for a low-carb diet is to switch it out altogether. Shirataki is made from konjac root (glucomannan), which is almost all soluble fiber. It has no taste and no odor (when properly prepared) but it is a great carrier of flavors and it helps to keep you full. The downside is its rubbery texture, which gets…

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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. (Most citrus fruits have a thin, outer layer of rind called the zest, a thick, inner layer of bitter, white pith, and sweet, juicy flesh.…

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SECOND CHANCE IF YOU MISSED THE 3 DOLLAR LOW-CARB AND KETO BOOK SALE!

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My book, Nourished; a Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance has again been included in a special one-day sale of low carb and keto books on Amazon. On May 20, 2015, the Kindle versions of all 9 books listed below will be just $2.99! (The regular price for Nourished on Kindle is $9.99.) New authors and new books have been added for this sale! Click titles to see books on Amazon.   1. Jennifer Matthews – Keto Blocks   2. Cristi Vlad – Periodic Fasting …

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SIMPLIFY YOUR HOLIDAYS: GIVE BOOKS

Books make perfect gifts; you can always find something that will delight everyone on your list. If you order online, it takes just a few clicks and your choices can be on their way, boxed, wrapped, and customized with a personal message. Amazon’s Black Friday sale has sweetened the deal this year. They are offering a 30% discount on any print book that is sold and shipped by Amazon. They also provide free shipping if the order qualifies, whether or not you are a Prime…

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The International Food Blogger’s Conference

  The International Food Blogger’s Conference is coming back to Seattle in 2014! IFBC held the first conference for food bloggers in 2009. This, the SIXTH annual conference, organized by Foodista.com and Zephyr Adventures, will be held in downtown Seattle, Washington. The series focuses on three themes: Food, Writing, and Technology. The event will feature high-quality educational sessions, personal networking opportunities, and what 95% of attendees say is the best food and wine of any blogging conference! Bloggers, Food Writers, Cookbook Authors, Publishers, Agents & Editors, Food Brand…

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WHITE HOUSE PETITION: REPLACE THE DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS

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I’ve been working with Dr. Richard Feinman on a petition to change the process for creating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans so they reflect modern advances in scientific research. The original guidelines were based on weak, population studies from the 1950s and subsequent versions have just recycled the same basic message every five years. The right to petition the government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution. We now have a special tool for doing this, called We the People, and a website where any citizen can file a White House Petition to ask the Administration to take…

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AN INVITATION FROM KRAFT FOODS

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Would any of you like to be a consultant to the Kraft Food Company? It’s a lot of fun, it only takes a few minutes a week, and you will have a chance to speak your mind and earn rewards. The folks at Kraft have partnered with Communispace, a consumer collaboration agency, to create Cultivar, a private, on-line forum of chefs, food writers, importers, nutritionists, mixologists, restaurateurs, educators, food manufacturers, and others who are passionate about eating, cooking, and health. It provides a chance to have a voice in decisions that will…

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THE PERFECT HUMAN DIET PREMIERS IN SAN FRANCISO

At long last, CJ Hunt’s documentary, “In Search of the Perfect Human Diet(TM),” will premier on May 22 in San Francisco’s Landmark Theatre at 7:00 PM. CJ is asking our help to spread the word to folks who live in the area so he can fill the house – A good turnout can help secure a broader national roll-out later in the year. Tickets are on sale now at: http://tinyurl.com/perfecthumandiet (Tickets are only $10:00 for this very special event!) I’m so sorry that unless I can juggle some other…

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Winners of the 5th Prize Package and How to Enter to Win the 6th

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The winners of Prize Package # 5 were Misty Cueni and Stephany Stratton. They each will receive 6 large bottles of EZ-Sweetz and 12 packages of Homesyle Chili. Congratulations, Misty and Stephany! ~*~ Contest is now closed! Recap: how to enter the contest for Prize Package #6  My purpose in holding this giveaway, was to enlist your help in spreading the word about the new book. You have talked about it, Tweeted and blogged about it, and mentioned it on Facebook. Some of you have signed up to follow my blog,…

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