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Cookbook Update and a Quick Recipe

August has been a busy month with lots going on in my life, but I did get the new cookbook out and I just released, a few days ago, the compilation e-book with all three of the LC15 cookbooks in one edition. I had planned to sell it for a little less than it actually ended up at $1.99, which is 1/3 off the price of buying the three books. Amazon sets a minimum price based on the data size and the photos increased the size. I compressed it as much as I could.  The 3-in-one is only available at Amazon right now, but I will be getting it uploaded to other formats soon.

I am also working on a print release of the 3-in-one book that should be ready to release in about two weeks. It will include all the recipes in all three books plus a few extra notes. I’ll announce when it is released.

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Mashed Cauliflower Pancakes

To end August,  here’s a quick recipe.   If you like potato pancakes, you might love this dish. You can start with leftover mashed cauliflower or use a frozen mashed cauliflower. Be sure you cook and cool the frozen cauliflower. The rest is easy to put together and pan fry.

1-1/2 cups leftover Mashed Cauliflower
1/4 cup Low Carb Flour
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Salt, if you wish more
1 Egg
1/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 tablespoon Minced Onions (optional)

If the cauliflower isn’t thick like normal mashed potatoes, drain the excess water by putting in a paper-towel-lined colander and press with the back of a wooden spoon. You want them as dry as possible.

In a bowl, combined the ingredients and mix well.

Put enough oil in a small skillet to bring to about 1/4 inch and heat until about 350 degrees (F.) Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the oil and spread into about a 1/4 inch thick pancake with a wooden spoon or spatula. Repeat if there is room for more patties. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown. Place on paper towels to drain. Serve hot. Makes 6 pancakes.

Nutrition Information per pancake with onions:
Calories: 80 Fat: 5.4 g Net Carbs: 3.3 g Protein: 4.1 g

Nutrition Information per pancake without onions:
Calories: 78.7 Fat: 5.4 g Net Carbs: 3.0 g Protein: 4.1 g

You can add in bacon bits if you like. Or add in 1/2 cup cooked shredded cabbage for an Irish touch.

Tip: If you don’t want the fats in the oil, you can also put these on a baking sheet, spread into circles and bake in a 365 degree oven until they are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Extras heat up easily in the microwave or you can put them in a skillet with a little butter for a couple of minutes on each side. Put two together and make a sandwich with ham, turkey, chicken or beef and mayonnaise, more cheese, and other add-ins of your choice.

Happy Thanksgiving and a Sale


As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA, I want to send my best wishes to everyone around the world for a wonderful start to the winter holiday season. It’s a time to be thankful for what we have, to be generous and considerate to others, and wouldn’t it be wonderful if that extended all year?

Maybe we need more good food in our lives to spread the cheer and that’s why my cookbooks are going on sale from now until December 31, 2016. During this time, you can purchase the e-book versions from Smashwords using the following coupons:

Sweets by the Season

Delicious holiday dessert recipes for any occasion and all low carb. Satisfy you sweet tooth without popping the snaps on your jeans.  Use coupon: WS39J to get it for just 99 cents.


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Meals for Two

A collection of low carb recipes that you can prepare in two person batches so you’re not struck with leftovers for days.  I’ve had a lot of practice with these delicious recipes that cover the day from breakfast through dinner.  Use coupon KC73L to get it for just $1.29.

May there be happiness in your home and in your heart and may there always be good food on your table.  Happy Thanksgiving!

New Cookbook, New Series Launched


I’m excited to launch a new series of little cookbooks that I call Low Carb 15.  Simply, it is a little cookbook with fifteen recipes covering one subject or category with delicious adapted to low carb recipes.  Since it is almost Cinco de Mayo, I launched with one of my favorite food types — Mexican Food!

I love it and have had to come up with adapted recipes to help keep me in maintenance mode.  I sure don’t want to go back up in weight and it is a struggle all the time to not fall off the low carb path and indulge in some of the great food out there. Sure, I do fall off now and then, but I always try to snap back to the low carb intake. But it’s my mission to these days to try to adapt as many recipes for favorite foods to a low carb version.

This booklet has fifteen great recipes for tried and enjoyed Mexican and Tex-Mex food.  It includes two recipes for soup, two for desserts, one for a spicy cheesy cornbread made with low carb flours, and the rest are main course items.  A few of the recipes have been posted on this blog, but there are several new, never posted ones that are exclusive to this book.

The booklet is only available on eBook.  At the moment, it is available from Smashwords (see widget above) and Amazon Kindle. It will be available on iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Kobe soon.

So check it out and treat yourself to a copy.  If you like it, please review it. Thanks.  And happy Cinco de Mayo!

Low Carb Sweets Are Possible!


Just in time for the start of the major holiday season that begins with Halloween and runs through New Year’s almost non-stop, my new low carb cookbook “Sweets by the Seasons” is coming out!  Today, in fact!  It’s up on Amazon and at Createspace and ready to help you stay on track during the holidays.

Low carb desserts are absolutely possible and they are very good.  Granted, they don’t taste like cakes and cookies made with wheat flour, but they have great flavor of their own and I actually prefer many of them over the flour ones, particularly when I know they aren’t going to add unwanted pounds to my body or wipe out all the good work I’ve done over the last few month to get my weight down and keep it there.

Cranberry Almond Shortbread Torte

This book will give you over 55 recipes for cakes, cookies, candy, pies and other goodies to carry you through all the holidays and special days in between.  I think there are more like 64 or 65 recipes in the book.  I kept adding them in up until publication date!  A few are posted on the Bistro site, but the majority are new and not posted here or anywhere else by me.  They are exclusively for the book.  Delicious recipes like Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cranberry Almond Shortbread Torte,

Dresden-style Stollen bread made low carb.

Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake, Dresden-style Stollen Bread and so many more.  Great-tasting food that will almost make you feel guilty until you realize they don’t have that many carbs!

So, check out my launch page for more information (and my first ever book trailer video!) and links or go directly to the Amazon link to Sweets by the Season for the Kindle and the Amazon or Createspace links for the print version.

Because low carb doesn’t have to be boring…