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I Love Jicama

Jicama (pronounced Hik-A-Ma) looks like something you move out of the way of the lawn mower. The one I purchased looked like a huge light-colored rock. It was just as heavy as a huge rock. Cooked vs. Raw I’m sure cooked jicama works just fine for some dishes. My initial venture into jicama land was… Read More

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Adventures in Low Carb Dining

Smoked Salmon

The other day we stopped at the diner for breakfast. Hurricane Sandy had knocked our power out so the diner was a quick and easy solution to the breakfast challenge. Being a low carb foodie, I ordered the smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel, but told them to hold the bagel. The meal… Read More

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Food Plate

Since going low carb I continually look for evidence confirming I’m doing the right thing.  Aside from my improved health, reduced blood pressure and normalization of my blood iron count (previously suffered with bouts of anemia if I forgot to take my iron tablets), I love reading about the benefits of low carb eating.  What… Read More

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Enjoying the Low Carb Life

Burrata

Since reducing my carb intake I feel great! I no longer think of this as a dietary change. I think of it as a way of life. Just like some people don’t eat radishes or broccoli or liver, I choose not to eat foods with a high glycemic index. In other words, in general, I… Read More

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Eating Fat and Dropping Carbs

Kabobs

Sometimes when you’re in the process of absorbing a ton of new information, it’s tough to digest it all. Let me see if I can back this up a little. I’ve always been health conscious. Whether or not I did the right thing by eating right and exercising, I was always conscious of it. I… Read More

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30 Days Low Carb & Wheat Free

Wheat

In my last post I mentioned my transformation to a low carb way of eating. In essence, I eat whole, non-processed foods (except for cheese). During the last 30 days I’ve eliminated all wheat products and most grains. I cooked my meals from scratch and monitored the ingredients I used. What I’ve Discovered Over this… Read More

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Grass Fed Beef

It’s funny how things change. Not too long ago I was attempting to transition to a raw food diet. While I still see some merits to eating raw, I realize 100% raw is not for me. I think I captured my true mindset in my vegetarian, vegan or whole food post. As I was roaming… Read More

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If you suffer from hot flashes or night sweats (whether they are caused by menopause or not), sage may be your answer. Here’s the story. About a decade or so ago I had my first bout with hot flashes. I changed my dietary habits and they went away. From time to time when I went… Read More

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Oh the Joys of Frugality

After much thought, I’ve decided to come up with gardening Plan B. While I’d love to have the Grow Camp garden in my yard, I just couldn’t convince my inner frugal gene. No matter how excited I got about my garden, there was a little voice in side that just wouldn’t quit. It kept saying… Read More

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I think I’ve found the resolution to my gardening problem. First let me explain the problem. The problem is too many critters. Between the squirrels, ground hogs, deer and any other 4-legged creature living in the northeast, my garden just doesn’t stand a chance. I once tried growing tomatoes on the porch (at least the… Read More

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