A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Baltimore and attend Natural Products Expo East, a huge event featuring natural products from all over the US and Canada, as well as some more far-flung lands. Brands come from far and wide to showcase their wares for retailers, brokers and media. Some are huge, well-known brands and some are tiny startups, but they are all trying to gain a little more exposure and name recognition. I was there with Swerve Sweetener, simply to chat with people about how it works and why it’s my favorite sugar alternative. I truly didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the convention center, but it was an amazing few days of tasting and trying and talking. I also got a chance to meet my friends from Kelapo Coconut face to face, and I even got my photo taken with THE Bob from Bob’s Red Mill.
Take the best parts of pasta carbonara and stuff them inside sweet delicata squash for a delicious low carb meal. How can you go wrong with pancetta, onions and butter?
One of the first “gourmet” meals my husband and I ever made together was pasta carbonara. We were quite delighted with ourselves, really, because we managed not to scramble the eggs when tossing them with the hot pasta and thought ourselves truly amazing cooks. This is so ridiculously long ago now, almost 18 years, before we ever thought of getting married and having children. And it was in the most ill-equipped of kitchens in a funny little apartment in a podunk town in the southwestern corner of Colorado. So it was no small feat to not mess up the carbonara sauce in the old aluminum pots my husband had taken from his parents house when he moved out west. These things were decades old, with a mustard-yellow outer coating and uneven heat conductivity, and had been used in the family cabin and on camping trips. But they did the trick for our purposes apparently; they made a decent carbonara!
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Rich sugar-free chocolate ganache poured into a coconut macaroon crust. The most heavenly of low carb desserts and it's incredibly easy to make! You may recall a few months ago, I floated out a very important, possibly ground breaking theory. It's … [Continue reading]
Low carb chocolate brownie energy bites that are easy to make and require no oven! These no bake, sugar-free and grain-free treats are full of healthy fats and protein. This post is sponsored by Safest Choice Eggs. What's in a name? That which we … [Continue reading]