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The Low Carb Comfort Food Cookbook

Posted Aug 08 2010 10:14pm

The Low Carb Comfort Food Cookbook




The revolutionary cookbook that satisfies all your comfort food cravings-from the New York Times bestselling authors of Protein Power

When you think about low-carb diets, do you picture complicated meal plans and bland foods that leave you with cravings? Do the words comfort food make you long for scrumptious delights like pancakes, ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, or fettucine alfredo-foods you thought you could never have on a low-carb diet?

If your answers to the above were yes and yes, you’re in for a huge surprise! You can have these foods and many more, thanks to The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook. Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades and chef Ursula Solom give you unique, easy cooking tips and more than 300 yummy low-carb recipes for foods that help you keep your weight down and fulfill your cravings. In no time at all, you’ll be on an easy-to-follow low-carb plan that will allow you to stay thin and healthy-and feel great!

Southern fried chicken with pan gravy • Elegant biscuits Melt-in-your-mouth pancakes • Deluxe low-carb macaroni and cheese • Beef and mushroom crepes • Spicy corn chips Soft crust pizza • Low-carb beef stroganoff • Raisin rolls Breaded sole • Fettucine alfredo • Low-carb lasagna • Super banana bread • Low-carb tacos • Bean and cheese burritos • Best garlic bread • Eggplant parmigiana • Rich low-carb pound cake • Scrumptious low-carb cheesecake • Apple brown betty • Cheddar cheese waffles • Chocolate ice cream • Key lime pie • Sublime truffles

3 Stars Disappointing for me, but…
I haven’t tried a single recipe in this book. It just made food much more work than I, personally, am willing to do. I’d rather just go without high carb foods or find a low carb substitute, lol.

Many of the recipes call for ingredients that I couldn’t find at my local supermarket, even though I think I have the most LC friendly supermarket I’ve ever seen. (Not saying much, I know.) Drs. Eades even recommend that it’s cheaper to get many of your ingredients in the mail, which might work for advanced planners. I’m just not one of those.

And forget about making low carb ‘pasta’ or ‘rice’ if you don’t know where to buy a pasta-making attachment. I’m showing my lack of cooking skill, maybe, when I say I’ve never even heard of such a thing! And tack on another 30 minutes if you want to do it by hand. I find it’s much easier (and cheaper) to buy a package of shirataki noodles if I’m jonesing for pasta.

And I can’t tell if the carbs listed per recipe are net carbs (total carbs minus fibers, etc.) or total carbs. Some people absorb sugar alcohols, etc., while others don’t. So, I would be cautious about using this book while dieting if you find you’re sensitive to different varieties of carbohydrate (fibers, starches and sugars). But if you’re not, and you enjoy cooking, have at it! Also, if you don’t need to lose weight but like to eat low carb, this might be a good cook book for you.

Bottom line is I’m too lazy to make any of the recipes that sounded good to me. If you like spending time in the kitchen, though, and you don’t mind grocery shopping online, it could work for you.

5 Stars Great lowcarb cookbook- a must have
I love this cookbook. Full of some fantastic recipes and mounds of information on low carb products. Try the chili recipe with black soybeans, I couldn’t tell the difference from any original recipe using kidney or pinto beans. YA gotta have this one.

3 Stars Every recipe has dairy
There are some useable recipes in this cookbook, but for someone sensitive to dairy it is almost useless. There are no suggested substitutions for dairy free cooking and believe me if you don’t tolerate whey powder you will not like this book. Full of sour cream, whey powder, gluten etc. you will be in a world of hurt if you are like me who gets arthritis and rheumatic pain from these allergens.

Nice try, MD’s. Too bad you know next to nothing about alternative nutrition!

3 Stars The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook
Recipes are good but loaded with fat and calories…don’t use unless you are a strict Atkins’s dieter.

4 Stars Great recipes!
Haven’t made but a couple, but they were really good – close enough to the originals. The overall information on how to cook with the carb-heavy replacements also means I can adjust my own favorite recipes.

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