Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The New Atkins Made Easy by Colette Heimowitz, MS

I promised two books for your last minute Christmas wish list or shopping list. Here is the second book! And what a book it is.

When Kim at MWW.com (the guys who do PR for Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.) sent me an advance copy of Colette Heimowitz’s latest book, THE NEW ATKINS MADE EASY, and asked for a review—I jumped at the opportunity for a couple of reasons:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

NOURISHED, Truly Nourished!

I'm going to spend the next couple of posts bringing you two very important books that in my opinion, make great Christmas presents--for someone else, or just as importantly, for your personal Christmas wish list!

The first book, NOURISHED, A Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss and Metabolic Balance by Judy Barnes Baker has been an eye-opener. Many of you know I've been low carb for most of 14 years now (more on than off). I love this lifestyle and feel better when I faithfully follow my personalized plan than when I'm eating a SAD (Standard American Diet). I honestly thought I knew all there was to know about low carb. I thought I knew what each macronutrient brought to the table, the good fats, bad fats, the science behind low carb. I thought I could whip out a recipe for whatever we craved, whenever we wanted. I thought I didn't need to know anything else. But boy was I wrong!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas "Roast Beast" aka Standing Rib or Prime Rib Roast

Festive Standing Rib Roast for Christmas

Christmas Eve Dinner - Standing Rib Roast aka Prime Rib
I've sorted through and decided to re-post about this gorgeous hunk-o-meat, because Christmas "Roast Beast" is always popular and people always need a full-proof way to cook standing rib roasts (sometimes generically referred to as "prime rib," even though most store-bought rib roasts are far from "prime" status).

This is a pretty exhaustive and complete step-by-step pictorial and description about how you can amaze and astound your dinner guests with very little effort or angst! In fact, if you have 20 minutes, you can whip one up and shove it in the oven and 15-20 minutes per pound later, feast on an elegant, succulent and mind-blowingly delicious beefopalooza.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I Fought The Slaw And The Slaw Won

Winter Is Coming

Asian Broccoli Slaw
Asian Broccoli Slaw - Get your slaw on, y'all!
There I said it. That nasty "W" word. Many of you dread it like nobody's beeswax; the bleakness, dreary greys, dirty whites, the unrelenting cold and chill, the shovel after shovel of snow, the ice, the chapped lips and fingers. You get the picture? Forget for a second that in Houston, we see about 2 weeks of winter per year, usually in January. You're probably stuffing your pie hole with tons of comfort food and the slow cooker just may have become a family institution?