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          Defense Against The Dark Arts

                                        "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look
                                              at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
                                                                      Sirius Black

With our August 8th issue, we began a new series by Laura Poole Ruffner. (If the name seems eerily close to my own, it's because Laura is my daughter-in-law.) Laura is 29 years old and holds a B.A. in Communications from Newberry College. She's also a dedicated low carber (since September 2000) and is an avid Harry Potter fan.

Laura began working on ways to keep carbs, temptation, and sabotage at bay some time ago. And as she did so, it was quite natural for her to begin referring to her strategies as her "Defenses against the Dark Arts" which all Potter fans will relate to. With each issue, "Professor" Laura shares more of her good sense strategies and have a little magical fun with it at the same time. And so it continues... (insert sound of ancient book opening, the pages crackling...)

                          Did you miss Chapter One? If so, click here to read it.

Chapter Two

In this chapter we will look at another aspect of Defense Against the Dark Arts. We will look at Potions and their impact on helping in your continued combat against "Dark Carbs." Potion making can be a complicated study, but we'll start slow and make this easy.

To be a proficient Potions Master you must arm yourself with the basic ingredients. With the proper elements and tools, you can always be prepared for any situation. For many of us witches and wizards, defending off a sweet tooth can be particularly troublesome.

Let's look at this Potion's ingredients and then prepare the Potion below...

Basic Potion Ingredients:

These items are used in the majority of all potions. I will provide the Muggle translation for those that need it:

       Elements:       Muggle translation:
  Powdered Almondona  Almond Flour
  Powdered Oatusona  Oat Flour
  Chicken Orbs  Eggs
  Powdered Sweet  Splenda
  Crematious Bovinious  Cream Cheese
  Butteronius  Butter
  Essence of Vanilla  Vanilla Extract
  Sournious Creamora  Sour Cream

The above Potion Elements are the ingredients used in the Potion below. Having this Potion made at any given time can prevent one from turning to the Dark Arts to seek sweet tooth craving satisfaction.

Luxofabulosa Crematious Densitovia (Luxurious Cheese Cake)

  • 1 cup Powdered Almondona
  • 6 Tablespoons Powdered sweet
  • 4 Tablespoons Butteronius, melted
  • 5 (8-oz) packages Crematious Bovinious, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sweet
  • 1 Tablespoon Powdered Oatusona
  • 1 Tablespoon Essence of Vanilla
  • 3 Chicken Orbs
  • 1 cup Sournious Creamora
Luxofabulosa Crematious Densitovia Preheat cauldron (or oven) to 350F.

Mix the first three ingredients and then press into bottom of springform pan.

Mix Crematious Bovinious, Powdered sweet, Powdered Oatusona and Essence of Vanilla with wand (or an electric mixer) until blended.

Add Chicken Orbs one at a time, mixing on low after each, just until blended. Blend in Sournious Creamora and pour over crust.

Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife around the rim of the pan to loosen cake and allow to cool before removing the springform pan ring. Refrigerate overnight.

Makes 20 wizard-size servings: 4.8 carbs per serving.
Enjoy and be proud that you have defended your self once again from the Dark Arts!

Practice! Practice! Practice!
Until next time,

Professor L.P. Ruffner, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at The Low-Lux School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Copyright © August 2003  L.P. Ruffner and Low Carb Luxury

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