THE PERFECT WAY TO PIG OUT ON SUPER SUNDAY!

  The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. Hot Wings The original Buffalo wings were invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964. They are the perfect low-carb snack for Super Sunday. To turn them into a meal, use drumsticks instead of wings. To super-size your snacks, use…

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N-DIVE OR ON-DEEV?

California Endive Farms was one of the sponsors of the 2013 International Food Bloggers Conference this year in Seattle. They provided packages of fresh Belgian-style endive to all the attendees. They also filled an embarrassing gap in my culinary knowledge that has kept me from ever discussing endive in public: Is it pronounced N-dive or On-deev? It…

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KABOCHA SQUASH FRIES

We are invited to my daughter’s house for a cookout. There will be hamburgers (D and I will have lettuce wraps) and french fries. I plan to take Faux Sweet Potato Fries made with kabocha squash as our potato alternative. I included recipes for fries and chips made from fresh pumpkin in Carb Wars, and posted some recipes on my blog…

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MOROCCAN-STYLE RADISH SALAD

I have a new batch of Preserved Lemons that just reached tangy, salty perfection, and I’m still having fun trying new recipes using them. The latest is below. You can substitute a tablespoon of plain lemon zest if you don’t want to bother preserving the lemons or waiting for them to cure. MOROCCAN RADISH…

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DO ONIONS MAKE YOU CRY?

I’ve tried a lot of things to keep from crying when I chop onions, like holding (unlit) matches in my teeth, putting the cutting board near an open flame, or chopping the onions under running water. I’ve even considered wearing a snorkel, a trick I learned from an artist friend to keep from inhaling the toxic chemicals we used for cleaning the ink from our silk-printing screens.…

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THE ESSENCE OF SPRING: RHUBARB SHORTCAKE

My rhubarb plants start testing the air in mid-winter, sending up ruffled probes through the mulch to ask, “Is it time yet?” Those persistent little sprouts are always a cheerful reminder that Spring will eventually come, no matter how remote it seems on a cold, gloomy day. The strawberries are not yet planted, but the rhubarb was ready to harvest before the…

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BRAISED FENNEL

Fennel, (c) 2012, Judy Barnes Baker Fennel is to vegetables what bacon is to meat. This mild cousin of anise can be used raw in salads or cooked in stews and soups, but it only reaches sweet, glorious perfection when braised, sauteed, or fried. If you have never tried it, you are in for a treat! BRAISED FENNEL…

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A NEW FRUIT PIE

I was looking for a way to make an “apple” pie with less sugar, less fructose, and a gluten-free crust. I think I succeeded on all counts. I’ll just call it a Three-Fruit Pie for now; you’ll find out what it is when you get to the recipe. Spoiler alert: two of the three fruits…

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SUGAR-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, LOW-CARB PUMPKIN PIE

  This recipe uses my Almond Pie Crust from Nourished. You can find it here  However the pie in the picture is made with a new one that I’m currently working on. I’ll post it when I have it finalized and written up. PUMPKIN PIE The biggest problem with custard-based pies is the soggy…

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CRISP-BRAISED CHICKEN THIGHS WITH SPROUTED BEANS AND PUMPKIN SEEDS

Crisp-Braised Chicken Thighs with Sprouted Beans & Pumpkin Seeds 4 servings The classic French pairing of duck confit and lentils inspired this dish of crispy-skinned, succulent chicken thighs atop a savory combo of sprouted beans and sautéed pumpkin seeds. Inexpensive chicken thighs cook up moist and tender and the gluten-free,…

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RED KURI

I’ve been looking forward to the fall season after reading about Red Kuri Squash. It didn’t disappoint. Red Kuri may also be called Japanese Squash, Hokkaido Squash, or Uchiki Kuri Squash. It is Potimarron in France, and Onion Squash in the UK. In the US, it shows up around Halloween and disappears again after November. This tear-drop shaped, red-orange winter…

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HOW CAN FRUCTOSE BE BAD IF IT IS IN FRUIT?

That is probably the most frequently asked question I hear when I talk to people about the low-carb lifestyle. Our health organizations tell us that fruits and vegetables are the basis of a healthful diet. They always refer to “fruits and vegetables” as if they are one category and equally…

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