The Low Carb Luxury Online Magazine      November 21, 2003    PAGE ONE      
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  Featured Articles
 News & Product of the Month
 Holidays and Holy Days
 The Wonder of Gratitude
 Jo Cordi's  Lifestyle Series
 Grace For The Graceless
 Gratitude Starts on the Inside
 Giving Thanks
 The Power of "Dainty"
 Seeing Beauty
 Thanksgiving Feast!
 Cooking with Jarret Hughes
 Eating Out at Work


   Lora Ruffner

   Jo Cordi Sica

   Rob Chiller

   Neil Beaty
     Senior Staff Photographer

   Aaron Gillum
     Contributing Editor

     •  Tracey Haider-Sprague

     •  Cathy Ghavamian

     •  Beverly Knauer

     •  Jarret Hughes

     •  Terri Lynch

     •  Ginger Weigel

     •  Lora Ruffner
     •  Jarret Hughes
     •  Ginger Weigel

     Food & Cooking Editors

     •  Jo Cordi Sica
     •  Terri Lynch
     •  Adrian Rosu
     •  Cathy Ghavamian

     Sales & Marketing


                        "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen
                                              or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
                                                            Helen Keller

           Welcome Photo, "A Monarch's Bounty" Copyright © 2003  Neil Beaty / Beaty Gallery

Though the history of a "thanksgiving day" can be traced back to 1789 when George Washington declared Thursday, November 26th as a day when  "we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks..."  there was no national agreement on a day for the event. Prior to that, from 1777 to 1783, Thanksgiving Day, by Congressional mandate, was celebrated in December.

After a five-year break with no celebration, Washington’s proclamation revived the holiday and moved it to November. Other Presidents declared various days of Thanksgiving and one, James Madison, actually declared two in the year 1815; however, none of these occasions were in the fall of the year.

A Day of National Thanksgiving

The idea of a national day of Thanksgiving did not occur again until 1863. President Lincoln, following decisive wins by the Union armies at Gettysburg and Vicksburg in the summer of that year, issued a declaration making the fourth Thursday in November, a National Day of Thanksgiving. Even at that late date, the holiday was not universally accepted, particularly in the South, where it was viewed as another Yankee event that further eroded their way of life. By the late nineteenth century, however, the New England harvest festival, which evolved into Thanksgiving Day, was celebrated nationwide.

Pilgrims? What Pilgrims?

As mentioned earlier, one of the greatest myths of Thanksgiving concerns the role of the Pilgrims. The colonists who established the Plymouth Colony did not refer to themselves as Pilgrims. Their self-descriptive title was "Separatists," denoting their theological break with the Church of England. The actual use of the word "pilgrim" appears to been a use of literary license by latter day historians who felt the need to romanticize the event.

Though commonly viewed as Thanksgiving Day symbols, the association of Pilgrims and Native Americans with the holiday did not occur until the 1800s. As far as can be ascertained, the actual description of the 1621 feast was lost until a group of memoirs, including a description by Edward Winslow, one of the Plymouth Colony’s leaders, was rediscovered sometime in the 1820s.

Winslow’s description of the celebration, entitled Mourts Relation (1622), gives an idea of what happened at that meal:

"Many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest, their greatest King Massasoil, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted..."

It wasn’t until 1841 that writer Alexander Young linked that harvest celebration with the American Thanksgiving.

In the early 1900s, when illustrations of those early settlers and their Native American neighbors became commonplace, these images became forever intertwined as icons for Thanksgiving. Even today it is as unthinkable to celebrate Thanksgiving Day without thoughts of Pilgrims as it is to have Thanksgiving Dinner without turkey!

Product Of The Month
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 Chocolate Covered Nuts

Keto Chocolate Covered Nuts The holidays are always a time of challenge — both to stay true to a sugarless lifestyle, and to find treats to serve at parties and to give and share. This season, you're going to want to try Keto Nuts !

They are scrumptiously delicious chocolate coated gems that come in at only 2 carbs per serving (1/4 of the jar) after fiber. And before you start thinking, "great ... more sugar alcohols...", think again. They've actually managed to make a slick, rich chocolate coating without the use of sugar alcohols (maltitol, lactitol, sorbitol, etc.) Nope, no glycerine either. They are sweetened with sucralose (Splenda) and are made with rich cocoa powder. Offered in
Almonds, Macadamias, and Pecans.

My personal favorites are the almonds, but then I have a "thing" for almonds. Choose your favorite nut and you won't be disappointed. The jars are even "cute" and will not only make them easier to carry in your purse or keep in your office desk drawer, but will also display well in a little gift basket of low-carb or sugar free goodies. Add all this to the fact that nuts are amazingly healthy (fiber, vitamin E, and rich in monounsaturated oils), and you have a can't miss treat to stock up on this holiday season.

Keto Nuts are available at The Low Carb Connoisseur.


Carborite Chocolate Covered Peanuts
Carborite's New...
Chocolate Covered Peanuts!

If you used to like Peanut M&M's, you're in for a treat with Carborite's new Chocolate Covered Peanuts!

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Looking for Atkins products? We currently have 6 flavors of
Advantage Bars in stock, and all 3 of the NEW Atkins Endulge Wafer Crisp bars available!
Click here to order Advantage Bars,  or here to order Atkins Endulge Wafer Crisp bars.

Joe Bread Joe Bread:
With less than 3 grams per slice, you can use Joe Bread to put variety back into your diet! Treat yourself to a sandwich, or a nice juicy cheeseburger using Joe Bread.

It's on special right now for
$6.79 per loaf! And it is shelf-stable until you open it, so we can ship it to you inexpensively! Order it now!

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