Bittersweet Chocolate Blondies with Walnuts (Lower Carb)

Bittersweet Chocolate Blondies with Walnuts

Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day & January 22 is National Blonde Brownie Day so I thought I would have a little fun and combine the two. Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to counting carbs and tweaking recipes until the cows come home. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a low carb blondie […]

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Overcoming Obesity and Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

Lauren & Justin - Overcoming Obesity

For Food Story Friday, this week, we have an inspirational story by Lauren & Justin from Overcoming Obesity about how their relationship with food has changed their lives. Justin has lost 320 lbs and Lauren has lost 170 lbs for a combined total of 480 lbs … What an amazing Food Story!!! Overcoming Obesity: How […]

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The Vegan Experiment goes Vegetarian

Dairy products ~ Milk, Cheese, Butter, Eggs, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese

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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Hot Chocolate Cookies with Cayenne

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Happy National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day & Happy Valentine’s Day … Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries and is usually celebrated on February 14th in the United States. Originally, in honor of St. Valentine in Christian and Roman traditions, it has evolved into a time to celebrate romance and to offer small tokens of affection […]

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New Food Photos Posted – January Week 4

Simple, Lower Carb Chocolate Cake

Happy National Chocolate Cake Day! Since it’s the weekend, it’s that time again. Time to update our Monthly Food Photo Contest. Each weekend, I like to feature the newest submissions that have posted and provide an update as to the top three images, so far, as voted by our readers. Towards the end of 2012, I […]

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Simple, Lower Carb Yellow Cake

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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 persistent one. After the success of my Life Changing Low Carb Brownies and my Simple, Lower Carb Chocolate Cake, my spirit was renewed and I have […]

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Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza - Food Stories Blog

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

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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

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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

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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…

Cauliflower Stir Fry - Will Cook for Friends

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

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

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

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

Crab Imperial

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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Veggie Fries

Veggie Fries

Today is National Pecan Pie Day; however, I was unsuccessful at low carbing the dish :-(   This is unfortunate because pecan pie is probably my husband’s most favorite dessert of all time. I have never attempted to de-carb the holy grail of Thanksgiving treats and now I know why … it’s so hard. You […]

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Blueberry Muffins made with Coconut Flour

Blueberry Muffin Made with Almond 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

Oven Fried Chicken

  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

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

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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