CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining: 90 Festive Recipes That Nourish & Party Tips That Dazzle

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Impress guests and still be able to indulge yourself with the CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining cookbook! 

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: 

• Breakfast 

• Appetizers / Hors d’Oeuvres 

• Breads & Crackers 

• Main Dishes 

• Soups/Stews 

• Salads 

• Side Dishes 

• Cocktails / Drinks / Beverages 

• Desserts 

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,

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,

“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

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About the author

Tracey Rollison
Tracey Jorg Rollison is a low-carb menu service planner, writer, editor, web developer, polyglot, homeschool mom and Saudi foreign student host parent who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has had a life-long struggle with health, beginning with an incorrect diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis at the age of two when in actuality; Tracey suffered from extremely severe allergies and asthma. The proper diagnosis resulted in her family having to raise everything she ate, or buy it from local farmers.

When as a mom she found Weston A. Price-style traditional nutrition, it fit perfectly with the lifestyle in which she’d grown up herself so she implemented it for her own kids. She also found Dr. Atkins and the Atkins Diet around the same time, and used it to get back in shape after having two of her three kids. She watched the rise of gluten-free awareness and the primal way of eating, and realized that there is a “sweet spot” where all of them intersect.

Misty Humphrey
Misty Humphrey studied at California’s State Certified Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition with honors earning a certification in Holistic Nutrition Education. When working with clients of varying needs, Misty’s holistic approach creates well-rounded support through diet analysis, supplement and lifestyle recommendation and individualized dietary guidance and education.

Misty specializes in metabolic disorders and weight loss. Providing individual consultations as well as group lectures, Misty has a unique approach with a gentle touch assisting others in achieving their dietary and wellness goals through whole food nutrition. Many clients have experienced dramatic and permanent weight loss, normalization of digestion, elimination of medications and increased energy and vitality.

As a holistic coach, Misty encourages making a healthy transition to a more enjoyable and sustainable disease free life. Misty is currently enrolled in Reed Davis’ Diagnostic Functional Nutrition focusing on digestion, detoxification, metabolic typing and hormonal recommendations through lab testing as well as mineral balancing through The Malter Institute. As an 85 pound weight loss maintainer for 14 years, mother of 3 and grandmother of 2, Misty knows the trials and challenges that we face in this very busy world of mixed message nutrition.
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Oct 15, 2014
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Cooking / Health & Healing / Diabetic & Sugar-Free
Cooking / Health & Healing / Gluten-Free
Cooking / Health & Healing / Low Carbohydrate
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