The Scariest Vegetable!

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My grandson, Brandon, a graduate student at Duke University’s Marine Lab in North Carolina, sent us pictures of his anglerfish jack-o-lantern. As you can see from the picture of a real anglerfish, he nailed it! (He used a lollipop for the lantern and the fins are made from a cereal box.) The anglerfish, with its gaping maw and fearsome jagged…

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CAN A GREAT VINAIGRETTE SAVE A MARRIAGE?

CAN A GREAT VINAIGRETTE SAVE A MARRIAGE? (CarbWarsCookbooks.com)

Some food writers achieve success beyond recipes and cookbooks. MFK Fisher. (1908-1992) for example, earned a place among the great American authors (How To Cook a Wolf, The Art of Eating, Consider The Oyster…). Nora Ephron (1941-2012), is another (Silkwood, I Feel Bad About My Neck, When Sally Met Harry, Sleepless in Seattle, Julie and Julia…). Her semi-autobiographical novel, Heartburn…

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VITAMIN D MUSHROOMS

Why do we need Vitamin D? Vitamin D, which is really more like a hormone than a vitamin, is essential for healthy bones and strong muscles. It helps put calcium into the bones rather than into the arteries, where it causes hardening of the arteries. It plays an important role in metabolism, prevents infections, enhances mood, and reduces the risk…

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AFTER POTATOES

AFTER POTATOES  Close your eyes and tell me what you see when I say comfort food. Did you see potatoes? Chances are they were mashed with a pool of butter or gravy on top. Or perhaps the spuds in your mind’s eye were deep-fried, crispy and brown, and cozied up to a little paper cup of ketchup. The USDA reported…

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ROAST PORK WITH MOJO SAUCE

Crisp, succulent, roast pork with onions in a spicy, fragrant, citrus sauce. Prepare to fall in love with the flavors of this famous Cuban dish. Low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, Paleo.   I discovered what all the fuss was about the first time I had Mojo Roast Pork in a local place called The Twisted Cafe in Woodenville, WA. The owner…

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PAKODE (Indian Fritters)

Don’t you love it when you find a traditional recipe that fits into your lifestyle just as it is? This is not a fake, low-carb version of anything, but a tried and true, classic recipe from India. Read below to find out about the special ingredient in these crispy, crunchy fritters and why they are an exception to the standard…

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THE PERFECT STEAK WITH FRIED LEEKS

You may like these fried leeks better than french fries. Pair them with a perfectly cooked, uniformly rare steak for a meal that rivals any at your favorite steak house! FRIED LEEKS Leeks naturally separate into thin layers that are uniform in thickness so they make fries that crisp up quickly without a coating of flour or batter. They have…

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EVEN THE FATHER OF FAT PHOBIA SAID YOU SHOULD EAT THIS ONCE A WEEK!

Liver, Bacon, and Onions

UPDATE: it turns out that Keys was WRONG about that too! https://www.carbwarscookbooks.com/eureka/  Eureka! https://www.carbwarscookbooks.com/eureka-part-2/  What Changed? https://www.carbwarscookbooks.com/eureka-part-3/  To Everything There is a Season…   Even Ancel Keys, the father of fat phobia and inventor of the “Mediterranean” diet (1.), advised eating liver once a week because the Cretans, one of the two most healthy groups in his Seven Countries Study, were very fond of organ meats. (Contrary…

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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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SANDWICHES ARE BACK!

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SANDWICH WITH DELI MEAT AND CHEESE AND MICRO-GREENS, (c) 2015, JUDY BARNES BAKER I’ve eaten more real, honest-to-goodness sandwiches in the last month than I have in the last 15 years! My last post featured the recipe for the low-carb, gluten-free, flax-free buns that brought back the good ole days of quick, convenient lunches without cheating! The obvious thing to…

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