Author Archives: shadowmeteresa

Indulgence days

Why is there a picture of ice cream on a low-carb blog? Because this post is about indulgence days. Not over-indulgence days, mind you ;) – which is why there’s only ONE scoop of ice cream in the bowl. There … Continue reading

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Low-Carb Shopping – Thumbs-up to Trader Joe’s

This time, instead of a product I’m reviewing an entire store! Why? Because Trader Joe’s has turned out to be an indispensable help when trying to eat low-carb. This is true in a whole variety of categories of foods that … Continue reading

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Vanilla Pot de Creme

This most amazing dessert is the kind of recipe that can make you SO glad to be on a low-carb diet and not something else. Yes, this is a low-carb, high-protein, ultra-decadent dessert. It has only a very few, high-quality … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Mexican cuisine

Ah, Mexican food – it’s yummy. But with its rice, beans, and tortillas, hardly low-carb. What’s a traveler to do in Latin American countries? Or when the rest of the gang wants to go out for Mexican? I just spent … Continue reading

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Almond milk is not created equal

A few posts ago, I extolled the virtues of almond milk in preference to soy milk. At least to my taste, almond milk had a much nicer flavor and was lighter on the tongue (not to mention the waistline). I … Continue reading

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Oyster casserole gratin

Now, some of you may have seen the word “oyster” in the title and run away screaming. Let me assure you that if you’re ever going to enjoy an oyster, this would be the way :) Also, this casserole is … Continue reading

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Product Review: Carbquik Pancakes

The whole idea of pancakes for breakfast has been tantalizing me since I received my Carbquik baking mix. Not that I normally eat pancakes; I’m more of a cereal gal. But it’s not eggs, and that’s the key thing. They … Continue reading

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