I know it's a little hard to believe, but it's getting to be that time of year when we'll need to start thinking about preparation for those food-dependant holidays, so we have a request:
If you have a favorite holiday recipe that fits into our low carb lifestyles, please share it with us by writing: email@example.com. We'll give you full credit of course. And if you have tips and ideas that are holiday themed, please send them as well!
We know it's "off topic", but please bear with us... One of our readers asked us to include a mention in our newsletter of their ongoing campaign to save the SciFi Channel show, Farscape. While I don't personally watch the show, I can relate to what it feels like when you give your time and emotions to an ongoing series with characters you come to know, and then it's pulled from broadcast, leaving the viewer with a "cliffhanger" and a boatload of unanswered questions. CBS and then SciFi did the same thing with Now and Again, a show I did watch. So I've agreed to include her message here for those of you who might have an interest:
"The SCI FI Channel has cancelled their absolutely brilliant program, FARSCAPE, by backing out of the second year of their two-year contract. The timing of their decision was the absolute worst, since the production crew just finished shooting season 4's cliffhanger ending. The way things stand now, we'll never know how anything resolves. The online fan community has mobilized in a huge way to try and save the show — get SCIFI to stick to its original contract, or sell its rights to the exisitng episodes so that another network might be interested in picking it up."
If you're interested in helping, visit farscapeweekly.com.
Last week, I heard about the latest government reports that continue to call for far too many carbs and allow for a significant percentage of peoples' calories to come directly from sugar. I remember just staring at the report in disbelief. It informed me that "even if I was watching carbs, I still needed a minimum of 130 grams of carbohydrates each day in order for my glucose levels to be sufficient to fuel my brain." It implied that should I not meet this requirement over any significant period of time, brain damage (or even death) would result. Well, guys, I hate to tell you this, but I've had less than 50 grams a day (usually less than 20) for three and a half YEARS now, and my brain is functioning nicely, thank you very much. In fact, every health marker that can be tested in me has shown improvement or remarkable recovery since I embarked on this way of eating.
Doctor Atkins is requesting that we all take the time to write to the leaders of the Institute of Medicine to let them know YOUR experiences with low carb. Please read more about it at Dr. Atkins' site, and then join to help stop these sugar funded "reports" from spreading such health damaging information.
As we've recalled the tragic events of September 11, 2001 this week, we cherish anew the vital bond that unites us as Americans. Together, we will prevail. Richard and I wish each of you continued hope, love, and friendship.
Happy Low Carbing!
Our product review team will feature 2 (two) "Products Of The Month" — one in each issue of our newsletter. These products will be the group consensus of those we find to be the most innovative, tasty, or helpful to the low-carber's daily dietary regime.
For those of you who have not yet tried the new Joe Bread Lo Carb Bread, you just might be missing out on a real treat. A high fiber bread that's a cross between a sprouted grain type bread (though it's not) and a good whole wheat bread (which it sort of is), this hybrid bread is both unique in taste and in versatility.
Joe Maher (aka JoeBread) has been making bread for over thirty years, and has learned a few tricks of the trade. You see, if you decide to order it online (most of us can't find it locally), you won't incur those large shipping bills that usually accompany bakery products, because it can make the trip fresh as a daisy without being kept cool.
You might assume this means it's full of preservatives, but you'd be wrong. It's all in the preparation and bagging.
Expanding on a technique discovered in Europe, JoeBread uses a polypropylene bag in conjunction with a post-baking heating and chilling process that kills spoilage-causing organisms thereby extending the shelf life of their bread. This unique method retains the flavor and out-of-the-oven freshness of JoeBread, even after ground transportation. (Of course you want to refrigerate it after opening!)
The other great news is how low in carbs it is! This rusticly good pre-sliced bread comes in at only 2.5 effective carbs (after fiber) per slice. The recipe is a blend of Splenda (sucralose), soy, gluten, wheat bran, oat flour and flax seed meal. But how does it taste? Very good indeed. It toasts well, but is great fresh also. While it contains soy, we detected no "soy taste" to it. And it holds up to mayo or butter nicely.
Joe Bread Foods guarantees it to last 30 days without being refrigerated. You can order it online from The Low Carb Connoisseur, Greenbeanz or from The Low Carb Nexus.
KETO CHOCOLATE CHIP BISCOTTI !
Italian Style Biscotti — 4 g effective carbs!
Now you can enjoy incredibly delicious Italian chocolate chip biscotti
without all the carbs!
Each Keto Chocolate Chip Biscotti is a light and crunchy, delicately sweet cookie chock-full of sugar-free chocolate pieces — they're scrumptious!
With a mere 4 grams of effective carbohydrate plus 13 grams of energizing, appetite-satisfying protein, each huge Keto Cookie is individually sealed in a cellophane wrapper for freshness, so you can throw them in your purse, briefcase, fanny pack or pocket!
How do we do it? All of our Keto Biscotti are twice baked in the time-honored tradition of Tuscany, Italy. They're made with real eggs and butter to achieve a rich flavor balance that complements the light and crunchy textures and delicate sweetness!
Enjoy delicious Keto Cookies with Keto International Flavored Coffees, Keto Milks or Keto Hot Cocoa. You can crumble them over our fabulous Keto Ice Creams, Keto Sherbets or use them to make low carb pie crusts for your favorite low carb pies!
Keto Cookies are a delicious "on-the-go" breakfast — they're a "must have" on family road trips, long plane rides or ideal as after work or school snacks! (See Lora's review here.)
New Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Nut, Chocolate, or Lemon Nut!|
Each carton contains 8 huge cookies, individually wrapped.
Available from www.lifeservices.com or call 1-800-542-3230.
Or Visit www.ketofoods.com for our store locator.
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