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SANDWICHES ARE BACK!

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 ...
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BUNS, BEAUTIFUL BUNS!

I've added another bread to my repertoire! I hope you will love these buns as much as we do. They are perfect for burgers and sandwiches or they can be toasted, buttered, ...
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CAULIFLOWER FAUX MASHED POTATOES

I often hear, "now, why didn't I think of that?' when someone sees my substitute for mashed potatoes. Adding eggs makes them creamier and thicker and mellows the taste for those of us ...
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ALMOST APPLE TORTE

After the hottest summer ever recorded here in the Pacific Northwest, we are suddenly back in the 60s with nothing but rain in the forecast. What can we do with all those tomatoes ...
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CHOCOLATE CHIPS AND CANDY

I had a request for a recipe for chocolate chips and I realized that I didn't have one on the blog. This one is adapted from Nourished; a Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, ...
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Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

BARBECUE SAUCE REINVENTED

“Home grown tomatoes,  Home grown tomatoes, What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes? Only two things that money can't buy, That's true love and home grown tomatoes.”   ~~from the song, Home ...
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DIY PROTEIN BARS AND A NEW SWEETENER

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 ...
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PAN SEARED SCALLOPS WITH HOT SALAD

PAN SEARED SCALLOPS WITH HOT SALAD I absolutely love this recipe. Sometimes I make a double batch of just the hot salad to serve as a side dish.  INGREDIENTS For Dressing: 2 ...
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SEARCHING FOR A GOOD EGG AND QUAIL EGGS IN A NEST

You don't know how much you love something until you lose it! Those of you who follow my blog, probably know that I've been dealing with a lot of sudden-onset allergies. You can ...
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RASPBERRY MARSHMALLOW SQUARES

These reminds me of the coating on one of my old junk food favorites, Hostess Snowballs, those marshmallow and coconut-coated chocolate cakes with a “cream” center (actually a trans fat and sugar center).  Recipe adapted ...
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BEYOND HAMBURGERS: 15 LOW CARB GROUND BEEF RECIPES

Grass-fed ground beef is available at some of my local stores now, but grass-fed roasts, chops, and steaks are harder to find. One butcher told me he quit ordering the more expensive cuts ...
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PUMPKIN TAMALES

After I published the new recipe for Picadillo with a picture showing it with a side of Pumpkin Tamales, many of you asked me to share the tamale recipe too. Since this is ...
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YELLOW CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM FROSTING

A rich, moist, basic cake that can be varied by using different flavorings, frostings, and toppings. It is sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and delicious. ¾ cup (3 ounces or 85 grams) almond flour ...
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CRISPY FLOURLESS CRAB CAKES

FLOURLESS CRAB CAKES, (c) 2015, JUDY BARNES BAKER The secret to making crisp crab cakes that don't fall apart without flour or bread is to drain the crab mixture very well. It ...
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RHUBARB CUSTARD PIE

It's rhubarb season! Shirley Lowry mentioned on Face Book that she was going to give her old recipe for  a rhubarb custard pie a low-carb makeover. I had this recipe in Carb Wars; ...
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EGGPLANT AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO MINI PIZZAS

This is no ordinary pizza! It makes a delicious and beautiful vegetable side dish or appetizer for family meals or entertaining. Ingredients: 1 regular or 3 or 4 Asian eggplants, about 1 ...
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FRIED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

The very best low-carb recipes are the very best recipes, period. This is one of those. Add a Garlic Aioli for dipping if you like, but even without a sauce they ...
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BAVARIAN SAUERKRAUT AND CHOUCROUTE GARNI

Even children will love sauerkraut when it is prepared this way. The bacon, apple, and onion make it surprisingly sweet and mellow. Use it as a vegetable or side dish, or layer it ...
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SOCCA: A TRADITIONAL, GLUTEN FREE FLATBREAD

SOCCA, HOT OUT OF THE OVEN, IN NICE, ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA Photo: Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL Socca is a flatbread traditionally made from garbanzo bean ...
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MAKING RESISTANT STARCH DELICIOUS

You may have heard that ninety percent of the cells in our bodies do not share our DNA. We are mutually dependent on the billions of microbes that live in us, on ...
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ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BREADS IS LOW CARB AND GRAIN FREE!

PAPADAMS, PHOTO BY CHARLES HAYNES PAPADAMS, PHOTO FROM WIKIPEDIA What if I told you that one of the most popular breads in the world is gluten-free, grain-free, and low in carbs? ...
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PICADILLO (CUBAN STEW)

An article titled, "Endangered Cuban Cuisine Preserved by Cooks in America," by Colleen O'Conner was in the Denver Post today. I thought all three of the featured recipes looked like they would be ...
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SPINACH WITH CHEESE, SAAG PANEER

SAAG PANEER Spinach with paneer cheese is one of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine and one that is naturally low in carbs. It's not very photogenic, but tasty! Saag Paneer ...
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WHAT WOULD YOU GET IF YOU COMBINED THE WORLD’S TASTIEST FOOD WITH THE MOST HEALTHFUL?

I'm taking about bacon and fish, in case you didn't guess. If you have family members who don't like fish, this might just convert them. (Squeeze the lemon over it before serving ...
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FRUIT CAKE RECIPE

YEAR END WRAP UP This has been a remarkable year--the message about what constitutes a healthful diet has finally made it into mainstream media! I tip my hat and raise a toast ...
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PROSCIUTTO ROSEBUDS; the cutest appetizers ever!

PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED STUFFED CANDIED KUMQUATS I've always loved bacon-wrapped dates but they are really high in sugar. In fact, dates are sugar (look up "date sugar" if you don't believe it). When I was ...
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CHRISTMAS PUDDING WITH SUGAR-FREE CANDIED FRUIT

I'm making several new recipes with candied kumquats and cranberries for the holidays. Some of them will be perfect for New Years Eve too!  Also, here is my recipe for Candied ...
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ALMOND CRISP COOKIES AND CRACKERS

There are at least 12 variations, both sweet and savory, for these little crackers/cookies in my book, "Nourished." They provide a little crunch for any occasion with almost no carbs. (I had ...
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MAITAKE MUSHROOM FRIES

Maitake mushrooms (Grifola fondosa) are prized for their rich, woodsy flavor and meaty texture. They are also called Hen of the Woods because their feathery rosettes resemble the ruffled plumage on a speckled ...
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ROAST TURKEY WITH BROWN SAUCE AND A TURKEY PRIMER

Roast Turkey Is it really worth the effort to have a turkey that looks like a Norman Rockwell illustration? Or could you be happy with one that cooks quickly and doesn’t need ...
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ANOTHER BENEFIT OF CHOCOLATE AND A LUSCIOUS CHOCOLATE TART

CHOCOLATE We can add yet another one to the long list of benefits that come from eating chocolate. A new study from Harvard found that the flavanoids in cocoa had a remarkable effect on ...
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Lemon Tarts by Judy Barnes Baker

NO BAKE LEMON MINI TARTS: SUGAR-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, EGG-FREE

Note: This is the new and improved version of this recipe. Some of you reported that you had trouble using it as written. I have tested it multiple times now and decided ...
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