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AVOCADO FRIES

"Crisp" is not a word that leaps to mind when you think of avocados. I had to try this to believe it. It works, it's easy, and they are delicious! Ingredients: 1 ...
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KURABUTA HAM FOR EASTER

It was our turn to have the family over for Easter dinner today. Since I needed to prepare everything quickly after coming home from church, I decided to serve my favorite ham, a Kurabuta from ...
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AN UNCONVENTIONAL “RICE” PUDDING

I have nothing green to post for St. Patrick's Day, but that's OK because I'm neither Catholic nor Irish. (Orange is the color for Irish Protestants.) I do have a tasty new recipe to share, however, and ...
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PRIZE PACKAGE #6 IN THE “NOURISHED” GIVEAWAY AND THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST APPLE PIE

Prize Package #6 in the Nourished Giveaway: 5 awards of a $100 gift certificate from Quest Bars. This is the biggest prize package yet in the Nourished giveaway, with a total value of a whopping ...
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COOKIES FOR CHRISTMAS

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES Ingredients: 1 large egg 1 cup natural peanut butter, crunchy or plain, brought to room temperature High intensity sugar substitute, such as sucralose or stevia, equal to 3/4 cup ...
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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 ...
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SLOPPY JOE STUFFED PEPPERS

SLOPPY JOE STUFFED PEPPERS Trade those soggy buns for tender-crisp, baked red peppers! 1 pound ground beef ¼ cup chopped onion, about 1 ounce 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled ...
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HOMINY SALAD

Here's a potato-less side dish, just in time for your Fourth of July cookout. The recipe is adapted from one by Martha Hall Foose; hers is made with regular hominy and has 20 ...
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CHOCOLATE FOR YOUR VALENTINE

I got a lovely box of sugar-free chocolates and an extravagant card today, but I'm sad to say that my Valentine got an I-O-U instead of the cherry pie he usually ...
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NEW PHILLY FUDGE

Cream cheese is an indispensable ingredient for low-carb cooking. It provides the missing bulk in sugar-free recipes and adds a smooth, creamy texture to faux potatoes, frozen desserts, cheesecakes, frostings, and baked ...
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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 ...
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GREEN TOMATOES

If you've ever tasted ripe tomatoes fresh from the vine, still warm from the sun and sweet enough to eat out of hand, you will understand why my husband keeps trying ...
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HOME AGAIN AND QUICK CHILI

I got in very late last night after a long vacation, which ended with a week in a rustic cabin in West Virginia. We were surrounded by wildlife: deer, bear, groundhogs, rabbits, hummingbirds, ...
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IRISH MUSINGS

We think of corned beef and cabbage as a traditional Irish dish, but it is actually Irish/American. According to Bridgett Haggerty of the Irish Cultures and Customs website, cows were generally used ...
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SUPER-SIZED WINGS FOR THE SUPER BOWL

Here's a very funny story by Chris Erskine that appeared in the LA Times on January 28. He has a terrific idea; he makes man-sized hot wings from turkey rather than chicken wings ...
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A GOOD DAY FOR A CUP OF HOT COCOA?

Have you discovered Wondercocoa™? It has half the carbs of regular Dutched cocoa and almost no caffeine. (It also has no fat, but since cocoa butter is one of the good fats, ...
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VANILLA

DRAWING OF VANILLA FROM THE FLORENTINE CODEXl (1580) AND DESCRIPTION IN THE NAHUATL LANGUAGE (WIKIPEDIA). VANILLA FLOWER, IMAGE FROM WIKIPEDIA “Plain vanilla” is a very misleading description of the world’s most popular flavor. Most ...
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BROWNED BUTTER SAUCE

Here’s the yummy sauce for the gnudi recipe from the last post. This is a very easy and versatile sauce that could be used on vegetables, eggs, or Dreamfields pasta. Browned Butter Sauce ...
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GNUDI: PASTA THAT MAKES ITSELF

Gnudi © 2008 Gnudi with Browned Butter Sauce © 2008 I spent a lot of time on this recipe a while back but never published it on my blog. It was luscious, gorgeous, ...
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LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULEZ; More Good Times in New Orleans and Coconut Ice Cream

Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez, Let the Good Times Roll, is the attitude that earned New Orleans “The Big Easy” moniker. Good times defines the soul of a city that called its residents ...
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TOO DELICIOUS FOR WORDS: BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE CUSTARD

The word “custard” doesn’t prepare you for the beautiful, brown, cheesy crust. I could have called this Macaroni and Cheese Soufflé (it tastes like one, but that makes it sound much harder ...
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MORE N’AWLINS FOOD: CREOLE GUMBO

GUMBO, (c) 2008, JUDY BARNES BAKER Gumbo is the perfect metaphor for New Orleans: a rich, steamy, spicy, mélange of diverse ingredients that combine into an experience that is unique to this place ...
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NEW ORLEANS BARBECUED SHRIMP

(c) 2008, JUDY BARNES BAKER (c) 2008, JUDY BARNES BAKER My sister treated me to a taste of the real New Orleans, the places preferred by the locals; many were just ...
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CHOCOLATE GRANOLA

CHOCOLATE GRANOLA  I have no idea how many of you have flown off to Paris, found a lover, or been seduced by lemon cakes and baguettes as a result of my reckless suggestion ...
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Lotus Root

Raw Lotus Root © 2008, Judy Barnes Baker Lotus Root Chips © 2008, Judy Barnes Baker When I first started low-carb cooking, my son-in-law gave me a challenge. He said if I could ...
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Two Articles from “Indy Sports, The Men’s Magazine”

Here is a link to two articles that were featured in Indy Sports, The Men's Magazine. "How to Read Labels; Advice from Judy Barnes Baker and Carb Wars." & "Healthy, Hearty Holiday Recipes ...
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Pumpkin Update

PUMPKINS (©) 2007, JUDY BARNES BAKER I promised to report on how the great pumpkin experiment in Wishing for a Blue Moon turned out. We harvested a total of four pumpkins in ...
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Wishing for a Blue Moon

Blue Moon © 2008 Savor this shortest of seasons, now compressed into a few short weeks and in danger of disappearing altogether, as the Christmas monster relentlessly gobbles up ever more of the ...
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