Category Archives: Food Groups

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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Buffalo burgers with mushroom cream sauce

Buffalo meat is becoming a popular alternative to ground beef, primarily because it’s healthier. Buffalo are generally raised free-range and grass-fed. Their meat is lower-fat and higher in omega-3. Another positive benefit is that they are treated much more humanely … Continue reading

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Almond butter goodness

What is almond butter? It’s just like peanut butter, only better. It tastes better, and has a great nutritional profile. I find myself a bit addicted to it – but eating it out of the jar is just fine, since … Continue reading

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Product review – Seafood finishing sauces

I bought a couple of these just before I started on this low-carb diet, and boy, was I glad I did. They are so good that if you’re ever sitting around thinking how you should prepare seafood, you really don’t … Continue reading

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The great pie crust bake-off

Early in my diet, I was meeting a friend for lunch at a French bakery downtown. Not just any bakery, but the best one in town (that’s saying a lot for Olympia) with piles of decadent, buttery, carb-laden pastries, pies, … Continue reading

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