Monday, July 28, 2014

The 30 By Thanksgiving Challenge: SIGN UP NOW

Have you all signed up for the 30 by Thanksgiving Challenge? If not, get to it! I'm challenging you all to lose some pounds (30 would be nice, but it's NOT required!) and/or meet some outstanding health goals by Thanksgiving Day (U.S.). Whether you want to drop pounds, get in shape, make better eating habits or just improve your self image, this challenge is for you! 

This is a BODY POSITIVITY challenge, and while we all like to see pounds lost, we refuse to dwell on them. This is about OVERALL self improvement-- NOT just a number! 

To join, first comment on the 30 By Thanksgiving Challenge blog page!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Berries & Cream Crepe Cake

This beautiful creation is that of reader Barbara, who used a basic cream cheese pancake recipe to create a delicious, grain free dessert that is not too sweet but all kinds of delicious. This low carb crepe cake is nut free and features the great flavors of fresh strawberries and blueberries. I suspect this could also be made with frozen berries as well. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Low Carb for Beginners: an FAQ

Image courtesy of Buzzle. 

Welcome, friends! We've got all kinds of new and curious faces around here, and some of you have asked for an FAQ of sorts to get started. I put together this post for newbs-- or for those who are looking for a refresher course on low carb.

If you are joining us for our '30 By Thanksgiving Challenge,' welcome! We're so excited you're here and I'm personally excited to take the journey along with you. As many of you know, I struggle with my weight and have both PCOS and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, thus making weight loss a huge pain.

So, here's your FAQ. Don't be shy-- if you've got questions, post 'em here! And if I've got answers, I'll gladly supply you with them.

PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT a medical professional. I know an awful lot about low carb dieting, and I've done many years of research on the topic. However, this FAQ is NOT intended as medical advice, and you should speak with your doctor before making major dietary changes.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Italian Pizza Skillet

Mmm... doesn't that look good? Of course it does! It's all cheesy and meaty and delicious, and it's a one pot meal your whole family will want to dig into. This low carb Italian Pizza Skillet recipe has all the flavors of your favorite pizza pie with no crust. It's sort of like a deconstructed pizza, but better. The sauce... oh, man... the sauce...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bruschetta Chicken & 'Pasta' with Balsamic Vinegar and Shaved Parmesan

Ahhh, campari tomatoes. It's that time of year, and if you haven't had camparis before, you're seriously missing out. What are they, exactly? They're small vine tomatoes that are 1 3/4 inch to 2 inches wide and they pack serious flavor. They are kind of like large cherry tomatoes; sweeter than romas and bolder than heirlooms or beefsteaks. In a word, they're nothing short of amazing. This fantastic bruschetta chicken is low carb and really showcases their amazing flavor. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Lemon Blueberry Frozen Custard

Ahhh...summer. It's time for ice cream. Even better, frozen custard. Best, low carb frozen custard. I'm about to put my feet up and lay out poolside with some of this low carb lemon blueberry frozen custard in a cone. What, no cone? Someone needs to make me a low carb ice cream cone! ;) 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lip Smackin' Good Low Carb Barbecued Baby Back Ribs (with Dry Rub)

Summer just wouldn't be summer if it weren't for ribs. In fact, when you bust out a sweet slab 'o baby backs in the dead of winter, it becomes summer for as long as they remain in your mouth. Seriously-- when it comes to grillin', the king of meats is the ribs. If you've got a smoker, fantastic! Smoking meat is pretty much amazing. However, if you don't, you can use this method to still get tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs anytime you want them.