Whether you’re new to the low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle or you’re a long-time veteran; you’re going to love the 50+ new mouthwatering recipes in CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook from CarbSmart Press.
The CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook is chock-full of sweet recipes that please the palate and leave you feeling great–without gluten and sugar! Two people known for and dedicated to the low-carb and Paleo lifestyle–Dana Carpender and Caitlin Weeks–have created these wonderful grain-free, sugar-free recipes. Carpender is the author of 20+ low-carb cookbooks including our own Fat Fast Cookbook, while Weeks, known as Grass-Fed Girl, is a holistic nutrition consultant, author, and popular blogger from San Francisco, CA. These CarbSmart.com columnists have collaborated on an amazing collection of recipes that you’ll want to make over and over.
Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Recipes to Keep You In Ketosis
Ketosis is the optimal metabolic state of utilizing fat for fuel instead of consuming starchy grains, sugars, and other carbohydrates that have negative side-effects when eaten in large quantities (as the USDA and a majority of nutritionally-misinformed doctors believe).
This cookbook is perfect for anyone who wants to entertain the low-carb way or wants to make healthy low-carb delicacies for their own friends and family. From treats and sweets to condiments and more, CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook is going to give you recipes you’ll use for years to come!
Healthy Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Ingredients
Not sure how to cook with stevia, xylitol, almond meal, or coconut flour? No problem! CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook gives you the information you need to use these great low-carb and gluten-free ingredients and explains why they are better for you. But it doesn’t stop there. You will also learn more about using erythritol, beef gelatin, chia seeds, and flaxseed meal–ingredients that have become staples of the low-carb kitchen.
A sampling of some of the amazing recipes included in this low-carb cookbook include:Dairy-Free Frozen MochaccinoVanilla Toffee CoffeePecan SandiesCoconut and Cinnamon Keto Fat BombsPaleo Chocolate Chip CookiesPeanut Butter CookiesMacadamia Nut BiscottiCrustless Coconut PieStrawberry Cheesecake BarsStrawberry ShortcakeHibiscus Finger GelatinEasy Vanilla Chia PuddingChoco-Peanut Flourless CakeRed Velvet CupcakesKey Lime PieChocolate Mint PopsiclesNacho Cheese CrackersPumpkin PancakesPork Rind PancakesAnd many, many more!
Making Smart Choices For The Low-Carb and Grain-Free Dieter
Each tasty recipe is labeled by their nutritional category–low-carb, gluten-free, Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, and nut-free, so you can easily identify what fits your dietary needs. They also offer nutritional info, recipe variations, special creator notes, and more. You’ll know the exact breakdown of each recipe because the nutritional info includes serving size, calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and usable carbohydrates.
From the Minds (and Kitchens) of Two Respected Low-Carb Experts
CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook contains exactly what you’d expect from Dana Carpender and Caitlin Weeks–delicious, healthy ketogenic recipes with delicious, healthy ketogenic ingredients. Carpender, who is also author of our bestselling Fat Fast Cookbook is known for her blog Hold the Toast. Weeks, who has been a holistic nutritionist since 2011, publishes at her popular blog Grass Fed Girl. Together, they have used their expertise, creativity, and grain- and sugar-free knowledge to create an irresistible cookbook!
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Dana Carpender In retrospect, Dana Carpender’s career seems inevitable: She’s been cooking since she had to stand on a step stool to reach the stove. She was also a dangerously sugar-addicted child, eventually stealing from her parents to support her habit, and was in Weight Watchers by age 11. At 19 Dana read her first book on nutrition, and recognized herself in a list of symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia. She ditched sugar and white flour, and was dazzled by the near-instantaneous improvement in her physical and mental health. A lifetime nutrition buff was born.
Caitlin Weeks, NC Caitlin Weeks BA, NC, CPT is a full time blogger at GrassFedGirl.com. She is an author who co-wrote Mediterranean Paleo Cooking with her husband, chef Nabil Boumrar. She has many years of experience as a Certified Nutrition Consultant, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and professional personal trainer in San Francisco, CA.
If you’ve spent too many holidays slaving over sugar-laden desserts that you couldn’t even eat just to impress your guests, listen up: there’s no need to make food you can’t consume any longer when you’ve got CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining on your side. Learn how to create gorgeous dishes that will wow even the pickiest crowd that you can eat as well!
After all, there’s nothing worse than being forced to nibble on a boring celery stick from the vegetable tray because there’s nothing else you can eat. Now you too can indulge in delicious appetizers, cocktails and desserts–that just happen to be low-carb and gluten-free. Now you can have your holiday and eat it too—and throw a party your guests will be talking about for years to come—all at the same time.
CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining makes treating your guests to a delicious and healthy gathering easier than ever. From breakfasts and brunches to luncheons, dinners and cocktail parties, there are recipes and entertaining tips for every type of holiday occasion, from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day.
What You’ll Get
CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten Free Holiday Entertaining provides you with 90 mouth-watering recipes, hundreds of cooking and party tips and ideas, an extensive overview of ingredient usage and substitutions, a handy guide with information on where to purchase specialty ingredients you may not be able to find in stores, a table of sweetener equivalents, a vocabulary glossary for beginners and more.
The book is ideal for both seasoned and novice cooks, so no matter your culinary experience, you’ll find an easy-to-use collection of recipes and tips that just about anyone can follow.
Types of Recipes Included:
• Appetizers / Hors d’Oeuvres
• Breads & Crackers
• Main Dishes
• Side Dishes
• Cocktails / Drinks / Beverages
A Sampling of Included Recipes
• Wild Blueberry Belgian Waffles
• Crab Frittata
• Shrimp Dill Dip
• Bleu Cheese Bacon Bites
• Bacon-Wrapped Fig Jalapeno Peppers
• Swiss Pecan Crisps
• Roasted Herb-Brined Turkey and Gravy
• Flank Steak Pinwheels
• Garlic-Stuffed Rib Roast with Coffee Rub
• Slow Cooker Lamb Stew
• Creamy Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Soup
• Lemon Beet Salad
• Vegetable Latkes
• Eggplant Involtini with Pesto Filling
• Parsnip, Roasted Garlic and Three Cheese Gratin
• Toasty Chai-ppucino
• Low-Carb Hot Cocoa
• Pearberry Sparklers
• Pecan Latte Gateau
• Chocolate Raspberry Mouse
• and much, much more!
Get a Leg Up This Holiday Season
Start your holiday season off right. Order CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining and you’ll have all the tools you need to host successful holiday gatherings with recipes so delicious you’ll barely believe they’re healthy!
Praise for CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining
“I love the recipes in this book! Whether you are the casual, backyard, card table and folding chairs type of entertainer or the tablecloth, fine china, and champagne type of person, you’ll find a plethora of original recipes to fit your needs. This cookbook is proof positive that one doesn’t have to partake in the holiday junkfest to indulge in decadent, festive real food dishes. Misty and Tracey have pulled together a fine collection of recipes that anybody will enjoy.
The biggest surprise is that one is getting much more than just a cookbook. From a discussion of good fats/bad fats, to a comprehensive sweetener conversion chart, to nutritional advice about types of food, to maintaining a well-stocked kitchen, this book is saturated with useful information.”
—Tiffany Rangel, www.Deliciously-Thin.com
“I made the mistake of reviewing this book without eating breakfast. Just the table of contents is making me ravenous! Bleu Cheese Bacon Bites? Cauliflower, Sausage and Gruyère Soup? Mixed Baby Greens with Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette? Sautéed Chicken with Olives, Capers, and Roasted Lemons? Are you kidding me?!
Incredible! Tracey and Misty have come up with a dazzling variety of recipes just in time for the holiday party season. If you want to serve your guests dishes that will cement your reputation as a brilliant hostess while staying on track nutritionally, you need this book. You need it badly.
CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining offers considerably more than scrumptious, imaginative recipes. It’s a clear and comprehensive guide to low carbohydrate, Paleo, and primal eating, offering useful information about fats, proteins, dairy, and more. It’s also the perfect primer if you’re new to this way of eating. I guarantee wherever you are in your dietary lifestyle, you will find this book a big help.
But the food! Dear heaven, the food!
Excuse me, gotta go eat now.”
—Dana Carpender, Author, Fat Fast Cookbook and 500 Low-Carb Recipes
“With almost 100 recipes, CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining by Tracey Rollison & Misty Humphrey, is a kitchen essential for when you need to entertain guests and you want to serve delicious dishes that are low carb and gluten free. The recipes are easy to prepare without relying the usual processed foods.
Original and tantalizing recipes like Pepperoni Chip Dippers and Swiss Pecan Crisps jumped right off the page. These are both creative gluten free alternatives to crackers.
This book is perfect for people who have struggled with balancing the desire to provide guests with scrumptious dishes and yet maintain the healthy goal of celebrating the holidays without added sugar or gluten.”
— Dianne Rishikof, MS, RDN, LDN, DianneRishikof.com
“Not only is this great cookbook bursting with page after page of mouthwateringly scrumptious low carb and gluten free recipes, it also contains a host of super useful information about the low carb lifestyle and enlightening first hand accounts of how the authors turned their lives around by changing their diet.
This collection of delicious recipes will really open your eyes to a whole world of ideas for entertaining without the carbs and will leave your guests begging you for your kitchen secrets.
So all that is left for me to say is... roll on winter!”
—Ade Rowswell, My Big Fat Low Carb Life on Facebook
But for the low-carb dieter, traditional slow cooker recipes can be a problem. Many of them depend on potatoes, noodles, rice, and starchy canned soups. And if you've tried to make up your own slow cooker recipes, you may have found the results less than compellingâ€”too often the food can be mushy, water-logged, and bland.
Fortunately, with 300 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes, you can use your slow cooker and follow your low-carb diet, too! This new, expanded version contains 100 new recipes from Dana's healthy and delicious kitchen.
Come home to:
Kashmiri Lamb Shanks
Orange Rosemary Pork
Thai Chicken Bowls
Braised Pork with Fennel
Morty's Mixed Meat Loaf
Low-Carb Slow Cooker Paella
But that's not all! The gentle, even heat of a slow cooker makes it the perfect way to cook many different kinds of foods. You'll make low-carb party treats like Hot Crab Dip and Glazed Chicken Wings, and snacks like Smokin' Chili Peanuts and Curried Pecans. It's the superior way to cook incredible sugar-free desserts like Mochaccino Cheesecake and Maple-Pumpkin Custard. And you've never had moister, more tender seafood than my Lime-Basted Scallops or Lemon-Mustard Salmon Steaks. Plus, every recipe lists the calories, protein, fiber, and usable carbs per serving, so you'll not only be in control of your life and your time, you'll be in control of your diet as well.
So go ahead, plug in your slow cooker, and look forward to coming home to a fabulous low-carb supper tonight with Dana Carpender's new and expanded 300 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes!/div