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Posts by Mary Dan Eades

BLT Salad

One of the things I’ve missed most in giving up gluten and keeping low carbs is the joy of a good BLT in the summer when the Vidalia onions come on and the tomatoes are at their peak. But I can have all the tastes of those, well at least almost all of them, with…

Homegrown Paleo

In Disney’s movie Frozen, Elsa famously asked Anna, ‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ For me, better lyrics would be ‘Do you wanna build a farm?’ and my answer would be a resounding ‘YES!’ Ever since I read Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, I’ve longed to build my own ‘Polyface’ farm. I dream of happy chickens…

6 Books for the Low Carb Meat Lover

If you’re looking for that last minute, but perfect gift for the carnivore in your life, here are some of my favorites:     Meat: Everything You Need to Know by Pat LaFrieda and Carolyn Carreno   Mike just got me this one for my birthday and it’s fabulous! From America’s most celebrated butcher, Pat LaFrieda,…

Homemade Mayonnaise

Ever look at the ingredients in store-bought mayo? Almost all of them are some version of this ingredient list, taken from a major brand: water, soybean (and/or cottonseed or canola) oil, modified food starch (corn, potato), eggs, sugar, vinegar, salt, lemon juice, sorbic acid, and calcium disodium EDTA (used to protect quality), natural flavor, vitamin…

21 Day Sugar Detox

In our many years (decades, in fact) of working with patients in the clinic, using nutritional changes as the chief means of helping them to lose weight and solve their weight related/metabolic health issues, we generally recommended people go cold turkey off sugar and starch, which is quite effective. It’s the method we felt worked…

Is Almond Flour Bad for You?

I got a question passed through from our customer service gathering point the other day from a reader, who had run across a post on the Empowered Sustenance blog by Lauren Geertsen called 5 Reasons to Avoid Almond Flour and had some concerns. Our reader wrote: Just bought your book “The Low Carb Comfort Food Cookbook”…

Low Carb Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby

Just watched the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, in California, sadly, and not at Churchill Downs. But I had my low carb mint julep–in a perfectly sweating silver julep cup–in hand.  With a garden exploding in fresh mint (and, appropriately, red roses) it was hard to quit with just one… so we had another!…

Primal Cravings

Among the many paleo cookbooks that have come out lately–and there have been dozens with the rise of interest in eating in sync with our ancient genome–one that I really like is Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo by Megan McCullough Keatley and Brandon Keatley. recipes are good, solid nutritional takes on such beloved…

Chicken Noodles, Really

Watch this incredible ChefSteps video and learn to make Chicken Noodle Soup. No, not the carby wheat, rice, corn pasta kind of noodles… chicken noodles. Yum!

Shirataki Pasta: Low carbs and Great Taste

I am ever on the look out for ways to enjoy the things I love in a lower carb way without giving up on flavor or feel. Thus, my delight when Mike’s sister introduced me to shirataki pasta. I honestly love pasta, although I have long eschewed it except for rare indulgences, because of the…