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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…

Food for Humans: Nom Nom Paleo

Readers of this blog will know that I love cookbooks and that my overflowing collection of them has long hence exceeded the linear feet of shelves I have in my kitchen, which, while not inconsiderable, were finite. No matter — there’s always floor space! And thus, this Christmas brought a new one that I already…

Gluten-free, Somewhat Lower Carb Mincemeat Pie

One of Mike’s very favorite Christmas treats is a mincemeat pie. I like them, too, but having completely given up gluten, wheat, and most other grains about 18 months ago, I figured it was a holiday pleasure I would no longer get to enjoy. Not only from just the gluten avoidance standpoint, but the stone…

Simple Nut Crust for Tarts and Pies

Simple Nut Crust Serves 8 (or an 8-inch pie or cheesecake crust) Ingredients 1 cup pecan pieces 1 cup walnut pieces 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup granular Swerve or xylitol pinch fine salt (or to taste) Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 325F. 2. Put all the ingredients into a blender or food…

Gathering Some Friends for the Holidays

Ok. So the holiday countdown begins tomorrow with Halloween and it won’t let up until New Year’s Day! What’s a person committed to a low carb or Paleo lifestyle to do? Safely negotiating the dangerous waters of the holiday party and feasting season can be tricky, but as we told our patients for decades, it…

Paleo Goes Global: Everyday Paleo Italian Cuisine

We love to eat in Italy and love the flavors from the savory Parma ham of the north to the creamy mozzarella di bufala of the south; we adore every ‘red, white, and green’ inch of it! So how excited was I to receive a review copy of Sarah Fragosa’s new entry into the ever…

Picnic Cauli Salad

Summer picnics of burgers, dogs, pulled pork, barbecued chicken or tri-tip just don’t seem complete without a little slaw and potato salad. The slaw’s no problem, but for a dedicated low-carber, the potato salad is a no-go. Here’s a tasty version based on our low-carb buddy, cauliflower, that will fill that spot on the divided…

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