News & Product Of The Month
From Lora's Desk
One Man's View
of Valentine's Day
Meet The Merchant
25 Best Products of 2002
Recipes: A Valentine Feast
Just For Fun
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the most romantic day of the year....
This issue is dedicated to Valentine's Day, and we hope to offer you some varying perspective, some Valentine fun,
and some great ideas for a special romantic dinner! Plus, the votes are in for our "25 Most Beautiful" Poll.
If you haven't had a chance to check out our new
Low Carb Luxury Discussion Forums, this is your
chance to sign up and join our "little family." Visit Talking Low
Our reviewers have completed their picks for the 25 Best Low Carb Products for 2002. And as promised, they're announced in this issue!
And sad news...
Our hearts and sympathy go out to the family and friends of Shuttle Columbia's brave men and women who lost their lives one
week ago. There are seven more angels in heaven. For those of you who might wish them, we have put some tribute photos online
for you. They are large, hi-res, so you can reduce them to the size you need if you like. They're currently 1600x1200 pixels:
Crew Photo . . . STS 107's Orbital Sunrise Photo . . . STS 107's Orbital Moon Photo
"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." — Thomas
Our product review team features two (2) "Products Of The
Month" — one in each issue of our
magazine. These products will be the group consensus of those we find to be the most
innovative, healthy, tasty, and/or helpful to the low-carber's daily dietary regime.
Keto Hot Cocoa
With Winter holding its chill across much of America, and our family sipping more Keto Hot Cocoa
than usual, we felt this was the ideal "Product Of The Month" for this issue. Rich, chocolatey
and easy to mix, this low carb treat is so warm and satisfying, it always seems like cheating
to me. It reminds me of the hot cocoa my grandma used to make for me when I was a little girl,
and has a more authentic taste than most "mixes."
When preparing it, we always add a splash of cream and a touch of extra Splenda, but there
are other great additions you might want to consider if you like a change of pace. There's
DaVinci Gourmet's Sugar Free Syrups... especially the Cherry for a warm chocolate-cherry
cordial drink! (This one's delish when adding whipped cream on top.) Then there's the spicy-
hot chocolate options... add some nutmeg and cinnamon to the dry mix before adding hot water.
One of our group members always adds Watkins Peanut Butter extract to her cup... she says it tastes
like a warm Reese's Cup. It's only 2 grams of effective carbohydrates per serving, plus whatever
you add in.
Either way, Keto Hot Cocoa gets our recommendation for a delicious low carb warmer-upper.
And here's one more idea... Pick up a few Valentine-themed mugs at a Dollar or Discount
store, and inside each pack a plastic bag of the cocoa mix (measure out enough for 4 servings.)
Tie closed with a red ribbon and attach a little note with mixing instructions. Makes a sweet
little Valentine sentiment to sit on the desks of co-workers that don't use sugar. For an
even better gift, sit the mug in the lap of a sweet stuffed Valentine critter.
Keto Hot Cocoa is available from The Low Carb Connoisseur, and from netrition.
DaVinci Syrups are also available from The Low Carb Connoisseur, and netrition.
Watkins Peanut Butter extract (and lots of other amazing Watkins extracts) are available from Jenkins & Associates.
Sugar Free Sweet Treats for Valentine's Day
at Low Carb Connoisseur!
Surprise your sweetheart with our beautifully wrapped candy box
filled with a delicious assortment of
milk and dark sugar free chocolates! Cherry cordials, cremes,
caramels, nut clusters and truffles! You'll feel like you're cheating... but you're not!
Come and see our entire Valentine's Day Gift Ideas!
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