Here’s what I made for my Valentine: Sliced tomatoes with Fresh Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, and Olive Oil Crispy Braised Duck Legs with Vegetables (from my section in Low-Carbing Among Friends Vol.3) Oven Roasted Asparagus (from Nourished) Cranberry Sauce (also from Nourished) Cherry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream Everything was really easy (don’t tell my husband). The pie is a cherry version of my Three Fruit pie from a previous blog post here: I prebaked the bottom crust and a separate crust round for the top, cooked the…

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Holiday Indulgence Without January Remorse?

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Abundant, rich, delectable, holiday food doesn’t have to be fattening. There’s a whole new take on what constitutes healthful eating revealed by several best-selling new books, including Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes. According to Taubes, you can’t get fat without carbohydrates, but you can enjoy all your seasonal favorites, such as pumpkin and mincemeat pie, fruitcake, cranberry sauce, candy, breads, cookies, and even delicious stand-ins for mashed potatoes and candied sweet potatoes. Read the sumptuous menus below to see how rich, satisfying, festive,…

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