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Daily Menu January 8th, 2008


3 eggs, fried in olive oil
Salad with Dijon vinaigrette

Cashew-crusted chicken breast
Cauliflower-Green Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette


A raw carrot (Nick the Pug gets the tops!)
Sugar-free dark chocolate
Sugar-free Mini Reese's cups, a couple of 'em (If you haven't tried these, they taste just like the sugary ones. They do have polyols, so go easy, or you'll regret it!)


More Cauliflower-Green Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette ('cause I'd made a big ol' batch to try it out)

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Daily Menu January 7th, 2008

It's 11:06 PM, and I'm just getting around to posting this. The Webmaster (aka That Nice Boy I Married), who also functions as Network Admin and all-around adorable computer geek, has been dealing with hardware issues today. I'm on my third computer in as many weeks, this one a desktop he built me.

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Daily Menu January 6th, 2008

I was ravenous when I first set my feet on the floor, so while I read the Sunday paper I ate:

2 cups plain yogurt, with vanilla extract and Splenda stirred in
About 1/2 peach worth of frozen unsweetened peach slices, diced up
1/4 cup All-Bran

All of this makes a seriously tasty yogurt parfait. Next time, though, I'll buy the All-Bran with Extra Fiber (known around here as Super Colon Blow, a gag from an old Saturday Night Live bit) -- it has more fiber and less usable carbs than the regular All-Bran.

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Daily Menu January 5th, 2008


The same yummy mushroom/onion/liver/fried egg thingie I did earlier in the week. I still had livers and mushrooms in the fridge, and who wants to let them go bad?

Lunch: None. That Nice Boy I Married and I were out at the home improvement store, and I didn't get around to it. Which is why I was ravenous when we got home, and immediately had a huge dinner of...


Saving Stevia/FOS

I've written in the past -- and in several of my books -- about stevia/FOS blend. But for those of you who have missed it, here's the deal:

"Stevia" is short for stevia rebaudiana, a South American shrub with remarkably sweet leaves. (Indeed, the native name for the plant translates as "sweet leaf.") The sweet substance is extracted from the leaves to make a white powder. This is the stevia you find in health food stores, and it's a naturally occurring non-nutritive (that is, non-caloric) sweetener.

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Daily Menu January 4th, 2008

Creole Eggs -- three eggs poached in a quick Creole-style tomato sauce. This is one of the recipes from 15 Minute Low-Carb Recipes that I've come back to so many times I have it memorized.

The last of the roasted chicken thighs. I was out of coleslaw, so I wrapped bites in red leaf lettuce.


Sugar-free dark chocolate

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Daily Menu January 3rd, 2008


Mushrooms, onions, and snipped chicken livers, sauteed in butter, with three fried eggs on top. I never did this before, and it was so good it was ridiculous! (Of course, I'm inordinately fond of chicken livers.)

I decided I just had to add the recipe for this!

Eggs on a Bed of Mushrooms, Onions, and Chicken Livers.

3 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1 tablespoon butter,divided
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 chicken livers
3 eggs
salt and pepper -- to taste

Daily Menu January 2nd, 2008

It struck me that some folks -- newbies, in particular -- might find it instructive to know what a long-time low carber eats on a day-to-day basis. So every day I'll be posting a list of what I ate the day before.

Hey, lookit me! I'm bloggin'!

Hey, Gang --

Okay, I admit it. I've been gone a reeeeeaaaally long time. It's been a rough couple of years. If personal details bore you, please skip ahead past the bullet-pointed list. In the past year-and-a-half:

The Every Calorie Counts Cookbook

500 Great Tasting, Sugar-Free, Low-Calorie Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

by Dana W. Carpender

Good Carbs. Good Fats. Good Food!

Are you counting carbs? Are you counting calories? Or are you just plain trying to eat healthy? This is the cookbook for you!

Millions of people have discovered that being careful about carbohydrates is their key to weight loss and vitality. Yet often low carb dieters assume they can eat unlimited calories. Other folks count calories with success, but find that they're hungry, or have nasty blood sugar crashes that bring irritability, cravings, and fatigue.

It's time for low carbers and calorie counters to take a page out of each other's books! Calorie counters need to discover the joys of never feeling hungry, and of losing those crashes. Low carbers need to keep a gentle eye on calories.

That's not all! Your body needs vitamins and minerals, too. (Oh, yeah. Them!)

Quite simply, we all need to eat food that's both healthy and delicious, that keeps us full, and makes us feel and look fabulous. And since we're all seriously busy, it sure would help if it wasn't a pain to cook!

Here you go! Five hundred recipes, from family suppers to party fare. Plenty of protein, a harvest of fruits and vegetables, the good fats you need for vibrant health. Great whole grain flavor without the high blood sugar impact. And every recipe has the carbs, calories, fiber, fat and protein counts worked out - plus a vitamin and mineral breakdown! You'll know you're getting what you need.

Chile Verde Cheese Burgers * Crab Fritters with Lemon Aioli * Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread * Grilled Asparagus with Wasabi Mayonnaise * Apple and Wild Rice Salad * Blinky's Texas Red * Tequila-Lime Chicken Skillet * Sizzling Moroccan Shrimp * Ginger-Melon Frappe * Plum Sorbet * Chocolate Velvet * Better-Than-Whole-Grain Pancakes

And much more!

So grab this book, and make Every Calorie Count!

Order The Every Calorie Counts Cookbook now from

Is a Low Carbohydrate Diet for you?


  • I have been pretty faithful about cutting fat and increasing complex carbohydrates -- but it hasn't helped my weight problem.
  • I have had a struggle to lose weight on a low fat diet, or to maintain my weight loss.
  • I think I am addicted to food.
  • I workout mostly because if I didn't, I'd be gaining weight.
  • I am hungry all the time, and don't know why.
  • I am tired and cranky a lot, and don't know why.
  • I have been eating a low fat diet to lower my blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides -- and it's not working.
  • I have bad energy slumps, particularly in the late afternoon.

If you answered "true" to one or more of these questions, you're not alone!! When I've asked these questions of groups of dieters, almost every hand in the room goes up!

If you've been wondering what the heck is wrong with you, that your healthy weight loss diet just doesn't make you slim and healthy, or why you're hungry all the time, no matter how much you eat, take heart. IT'S NOT YOU!! It's the diet. There is a very large group of people for whom a low fat, high complex carbohydrate diet is exactly the WRONG approach to weight loss and health. And the more of those questions you answered yes, the more likely it is that you are one of those people.

That's the good news. Here's the better news!! I can teach you the right diet for people like us. I can teach you how to eat so that you lose weight. You'll eat real food, not strange, manufactured lowfat stuff, or packaged diet club meals. You'll be able to eat in restaurants and fast food places. You'll have more energy than you ever dreamed possible. Your moods will improve till you wonder where all that cheerfulness is coming from! And maybe best of all, you won't be hungry all the time. In fact, you'll be so un-hungry, you'll be amazed!!

Sound good? It's better than just good. It's fantastic, incredible, unbelievable -- and TRUE!! I've been living this way since 1995. Not only have I lost 40 lbs and kept it off, but I've watched my friends and family have incredible success with this way of eating. And through the magic of the Internet, I've found hundreds more folks for whom these dietary principles have made the difference between obesity and fatigue, and vibrant, energetic trimness!
So if you're ready to look and feel better than you ever have before, you've come to the right place!

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