The Vegan Experiment goes Vegetarian

Back in November 2012, I decided to try a vegan experiment. You can click through the previous link and read all the details but, in a nutshell, after bariatric surgery and the remission of my Type II Diabetes, I decided to go back to veganism to see if my body could tolerate the whole grain […]

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Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Happy National Cheese Pizza Day! I realize that I’m not posting cheese pizza but how can I NOT blog about pizza on a pizza food holiday, right? Let me just start out by apologizing for the quality of these pictures. Honestly, I took these pictures months ago and fully intended to re-shoot; however, today’s food holiday […]

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Greek Casserole

September 4 is National Macadamia Nut Day. I so wanted to have a great macadamia recipe for you but it just wasn”t meant to be, I guess. As I mentioned yesterday, I spent a lot of time pouring over recipes to find something that I knew would work out because I only had a small […]

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies & Nestle Toll House Cookies

For years, we’ve been eating low carb in this household and quite happily, I thought. For the last couple of months, I’ve been baking up a storm for a number of reasons … I really enjoy baking, I would like to give homemade gifts out for the holidays and I want to be able to […]

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Food Story: Eric & Cauliflower Poppers

I am always on the prowl for easy, creative and nutritious ways to eat a diet lower in carbs without sacrificing my penchant for fresh veggies. I recently discovered Slow Carb Diet Experiments and Eric”s fabulous Cauliflower Poppers. I love tater tots and that”s what this recipe reminded me of. I knew this would easily work into […]

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Food Story: Willow & Secret Ingredient Asian Stir-Fry – fool me once, fool me rice…

Willow is the June winner of the Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling. She’s been blogging for just a year now, and considers herself an adventurer in the land of food – join her at her blog, www.willcookforfriends.com I’m not entirely sure how I came to earn this award, but I am certainly honored. […]

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Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Happy National Zucchini Day & National Frozen Custard Day! What a great day, huh! I love, love, love zucchini. It is so versatile and naturally low in carbs which is great for people like me. Unfortunately, I don’t have a recipe for you today. I wish I did because this casserole was amazing. Let me […]

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Simple, Lower Carb Chocolate Cake

Oh, the joys of simplicity. Sometimes, all I want is a simple, classic recipe that works. For me, that can be quite the challenge with my nutritional requirements; however, I can be quite the tenacious one. After the success of my Life Changing Low Carb Brownies, my spirit was renewed and I am now on […]

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Easy Low Carb Bean Dip

This is one of my favorite recipes that I’ve been making for years. It’s so easy and has such few ingredients that I hesitate to even call it a recipe. I located this recipe in the low carb section at about.com years ago. Although, I sometimes modify the seasonings, I usually just make it “as […]

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Crab Imperial for Two

According to The New Food Lover’s Companion, 3rd edition, Crab Imperial is a classic American dish of crabmeat combined with mayonnaise or a sherried white sauce, spooned into blue-crab or scallop shells, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese or breadcrumbs and baked until golden brown. According to me, it’s a fast, tasty, amazing dish that just fits […]

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Blueberry Muffins made with Coconut Flour

Greetings to you on National Blueberry Muffin Day! Today, I have four blueberry muffins for you to visually feast on. Now, before you get too excited, let me just share up front that some of these didn’t work; however, food stories is about ALL food stories and this is part of my journey in finding […]

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Oven Fried Chicken Tenders

  Happy National Fried Chicken Day! Being that my family roots are in the southern U.S., we’ve been having fried chicken forever. Unfortunately, I’ve never really enjoyed the dish because I don’t particularly fancy gnawing on bones, tendons and ligaments. Just thinking about it grosses me out. My family has always made fun of me […]

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Life Changing Low Carb Brownies

Happy Birthday America! Independence Day is not only for the U.S.A. but also for C.J. and brownies. Drumroll please … I have found the most amazing brownie recipe for me, finally! … Independence Day for me will now celebrate my freedom from lackluster brownies that just don’t cut the muster. For some of my newer […]

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Lovely Avocado Cucumber Soup

Friday is here and I’m so glad for the weekend. It’s been a very busy week and next week is even busier which really led me down a path of simple foods and simple flavors. This past week, I was out running errands and it took many hours longer than expected which I hadn’t planned […]

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Trio of Chocolate Pudding on Chocolate Pudding Day

Welcome to National Chocolate Pudding Day! Today I’m doing a guest post for Heidi over at Young Grasshopper while she’s sunning herself on the beach on a grand vacay! Heidi is one of the very first foodie friends that I met and I instantly fell in love with her quick wit and hilarious writing style. […]

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Ginger Macadamia Brownies

Today I’m doing a guest post for Kim over at Treats & Trinkets where her blog is focused on food and fun. She is one of our amazing judges for our Food Stories Award and currently, she’s doing a series on S’mores … Yum :-) When Kim and I talked about a guest post, I […]

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Low Carb Vanilla Milkshake

Today is National Vanilla Milkshake Day! You’ll have to excuse my indifference with today’s topic as ice cream and milkshakes really don’t excite me all that much; although, I am the food holiday blogger so I felt duty bound to bring this to you today :-) A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is […]

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

This isn’t really a recipe, per se, but a technique. In low carb and gluten free circles, making mashed potatoes from cauliflower has been done for a very long time. Previously, when I posted about cauliflower rice, I mentioned that I doubted if anyone would not already know about the technique; however, I was wrong. […]

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Recipes for Nutritional Yeast – Vegan Cheezy Rice & Broccoli Casserole

As I mentioned in my post, yesterday, I used to be a vegan a few years back. Cheese is my most favorite food so it was hard to do, until I found nutritional yeast. If you don’t know what it is then just check out my post What is Nutritional Yeast? Doesn’t this Cheezy Rice […]

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