Saturday, July 13, 2019

LOW-CARBING AMONG FRIENDS COOKBOOK, VOL. 9

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[ Sample recipe photos are at the bottom of this post ]
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First printing was in September, 2018. This is the second in a series of two cookbooks with Peggy Hardaway as the principal author with some great recipes from George Stella and I as well. Again there is an introduction and preamble by George Stella as well as a Helpful Hints section.    Pretty silver/platinum cookbook with matching coil binding.  These five colorful cookbooks with their equally colorful and substantial pages of recipe photos are fun to own, easy to navigate, fun to read, and I'm sure you will love owning them.  I know even I am happy to have them and refer to them often. There are about 65 color PHOTOS!!  As with all of the cookbooks, each recipe that has a photo will have it indicated in the heading next to the name of the author whose recipe it is and, in addition, each photo has the page number indicated on it.  With all of the cookbooks, I am the one who edits them and lovingly puts the cookbooks together.  I take my job very seriously and always do my best to produce an accurate and quality job!  I was taught initially by publishers who published a couple of my cookbooks - one of them was published by the largest publisher in Canada at the time (now taken over by an American company), MacMillan Canada.  I soon figured out that I wanted to get into self-publishing.  Now, of course, we are competing with thousands of other low-carb cookbooks out there and it is more and more difficult to make a living in this field.  Our trusted brand does set us apart and we are proud to have such creative people on the Low-Carbing Among Friends' team, not the least of which is renowned low-carb chef and TV celebrity, George Stella!

Peggy Hardaway has devoted many years to creating wonderful recipes that the low-carb community has enjoyed.  You can find her recipes at Buttoni's Low-Carb Recipes.  Peggy, also a teacher by profession, has happily retired with various other interests that keep her occupied, but she still keeps her hand in and posts new recipes to her blog as she makes them.  As well, she participates in Low-carb Forums helping newbies and others.  Peggy has her very own style and often makes ethnic foods that we might be afraid to tackle, however, she makes them look easy!  She also has many of her very own homemade spice blends (many of which mimic commercial varieties), 5 of which you will find in this cookbook (such as Shawarma Spice Blend, Ranch Dressing Powder Blend and Garam Masala Spice Blend), with the recipes for you to make your own, if you so desire.  Peggy knows the art of very flavorful cooking!

When Peggy was actively working on the team for a few years on Facebook, Peggy and I would often reach millions with our recipes.  Peggy and I would have a friendly rivalry going on with our daily posts and those were such fun days.  We were very supportive of each other, however, and stood by each other when others tried their best to topple our team or compromise our success. That happened fairly frequently and it hurt sometimes, but we picked ourselves up and carried on!  It is hard to believe sometimes but it did all happen.  We were top of the low-carb world on Facebook for 5 plus years and thus we didn't make everyone happy as it is such a competitive business.  It was only when we stopped paying Facebook for 2 years that another lady who was paying Facebook a lot caught up to us in time.  Lovely lady and none of us begrudge her that success.  We pay a little bit these days but the majority of our likes which with our two combined pages is over 1.1 million were from the good old days - mostly organic likes - save for about 10,000 likes which were paid likes (well, not entirely - our organic likes finally given to us).  Even although we pay Facebook a bit these days, we still only get a fraction of our organic likes added.  One has to pay lot to get them all.  I miss the good old days, but nothing stays the same forever and one day I will retire and, thus, I put things in perspective.  Life is not all about social media!  However, that said we are still the top low-carb team on Facebook.

Pictured on the Front Cover: Griddled Chia Biscuits, Triple Pork Rolls, Strawberry Pie, Southern Fried Chicken, Bacon Shawarma Salad


APPETIZERS:
Examples: 
Tuna-Cheese Stiffed mini Peppers
Meatza Donuts
Cheese Puffs
Pecan Cheese Ring
Cocoa Roasted Peanuts
Mozzarella Sticks
Portabella Pizzas
Sweet Onion Chicken Wings


BREADS, MUFFINS AND MORE
Examples:
Banana Bran Muffins, Bananan Muffins, Blueberry Danish Muffins, Cake Donuts, Chocoalte Banana Nut Muffins, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Focaccia, Italian Herb Bread, Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, Splendid Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Bake Mix


BREAKFASTS
Examples:
Mexican Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Upside-Down Bacon Onion Omelet, Griddled Chia Biscuits, Turnip Bacon Frittata, Salmon Broccoli Cheddar Quiche, Low-Carb "Oatmeal", Inside-out Egg Sandwiches, Loaded Low-Carb "Grits"


MAIN COURSES AND SIDES
Examples:
MAIN COURSES:
Beef and Lamb -  Beef Chile Relleno Casserole, Honey Garlic Meatballs, Mega Meatballs (pork and beef)
Fish and Seafood - Moo Shu Shrimp, Salmon with Cucumber and Dill, Shrimp-Stuffed Eggplant
Pork - Pork Chops with Apple and Sage, Slow-Cooker Pork Chops with Cabbage, Triple Pork Rolls
Poultry -Greek Chicken Spanako, Chicken Artichoke Casserole, Chicken Spinach Alfredo, Creamy Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, Giant Chicken and Vegetable Calzone, Old-Fashioned Chicken Casserole, Skillet Chicken and Broccoli, Southern Fried Chicken
Sausage - Eggplant Sausage Rollatini, Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage


SIDES:
Examples: Simply Sauteed Broccoli, Roasted Candied Carrots, Pan-fried Cauliflower with Sage, Twice Baked Potatoes, Eggplant Parmigiana Slices, Eggplant Sausage Stuffing, Italian Green Beans, Creamy Broccoli and Mushrooms, Monterey Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole, Creamy Garlic Mushrooms, Chorizo-Stuffed Pattypan Squash, Spaghetti Squash Parmesan with Bacon, Baked Potato, Roasted Turnips, Spicy Zucchini Cakes, Zucchini Noodles


MISCELLANEOUS
Substantial Section: Breadings, Crusts and Dough, Dressings, Frostings, Miscellaneous, Sauces, Spice Blends, Toppings (savory) and Toppings (sweet)


SALADS AND SOUPS
Salads:
Examples:  Jicama Mint Salad, Bacon Shawarma Salad, Quinoa Spinach Salad, Fruity Chicken Salad, Old-Fashioned Mock Potato Salad, Artichoke Picnic Salad, Buffalo Cobb Salad
Soups:
Examples: Curried Carrot Soup, Cream of Broccoli Soup, "Pasta" Fagioli Soup, "Potato" Soup, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Chicken and "Rice" Soup, Wisconsin Cheese Soup


SWEET ENDINGS
Cakes
Examples: Apple Cake, Banana Peanut Butter Twinkies, Chocolate Pecan Cake, Chocolate Tea Cakes, Individual Irish Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin Cake, Toasted hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes

Cheesecakes and Pies
Examples:  Coconut Cheesecake with Macadamia Nut Crust, Lemon Cheesecake, No Bake Peanut Butter Pie, Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake, Strawberry Pie, Tarte Tatin

Cookies and Squares
Examples: Almond Shortbread Squares, Carrot Cake Cookies, Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bars with caramel, Custard-Topped Cheesecake Squares, Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares, No Bake Cookie Dough Squares

Frozen Desserts
Examples: Creamy Mango Popsicles, Creamy Peach Popsicles, Lemon Ice Cream, Lemon Pineapple Ice Cream, Peach Ice Cream, Strawberry and Cream Ice Pops
[ Sample recipe photos are at the bottom of this post ]
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