"Cook well. Eat well. That's always been my philosophy," Karen Barnaby says. "I've just translated it into low-carbing." Anyone who is currently on-or contemplating embarking upon-one of the many low-carb diets will find The Low-Carb Gourmet to be a goldmine of recipes, tips, and inspiration.
The first sophisticated low-carb cookbook on the market from acclaimed chef Karen Barnaby, who has lost 70 pounds through low-carb eating.
Over the past few years, low-carb high-protein diets have changed the way America eats. But how much steak, bacon, and cheese can a person eat? Low-carbers have been looking for a cookbook that will give them the variety, sophistication, and sublime taste sensations that the true food lover craves-and yet will allow them to reap the weight-loss and health benefits of low-carb eating.
In The Low-Carb Gourmet, award-winning Canadian cookbook author Karen Barnaby, executive chef of the famed Fish House in Vancouver, applies her carb-cutting techniques to sophisticated dishes, including soups, snacks, sauces, main dishes, and even spectacular sweets. The 250 recipes range from Prawns with Peppery Garlic Vinaigrette, Guacamole, and Pancetta Wrapped Salmon with Red Wine Butter to Beef Salad with Creamy Horseradish Dressing, Daikon Radish, Chinese Cabbage and Tofu Soup, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Tiramisu. The author reveals some secrets to low-carb shopping and offers expert advice on meal planning for special occasions.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Given I chose a lifestyle of eating and a comfort of eating a certain way, I wanted to expand this knowledge. I wanted to know how to bake, what substitutions I would need to make and why. Not only are the recepies easy and simple, the short subsections on WHY you alter items is even more helpful. I'm going to continue my OWL while having a birthday cupcake this year, thanks to her. The description on xanthan gum's uses was quite kitchen altering for me.
The small recommendations on WHICH SWEETENERS to use and their pros, cons, and complaints was excellent. Just felt like someone was really teaching me how to do this rather than dropping me hopeless into never enjoying parts of food again. This was an excellent adjustment for someone who wanted something than the atkins desert bars (with more sugar alcohols than is probably appropriate, though I do not get the side effects.. it makes me wonder at my personal absorbtion and their subsequent net carbs). I now feel more...
I love this book! I have been low-carbing for just over a year now, with great success in the weight-loss department. But I was bored and generally disappointed with the recipes from diet books, such as The South Beach Diet (all 3 books): a few of the recipes were good, some were bad and most were boring.
I was so excited when I found this book. I was already familiar with Karen Barnaby - her first book, Pacific Passions, is one of my alltime favorite cookbooks. So I was sure her recipes would be great tasting. And they were! So far, I have made about 1/2 the recipes in the book and I LOVE THEM ALL! Even my non-low-carb husband enjoys them.
Some of the best of the best are:
* Mom's Cauliflower Salad - I made this for a party and everyone raved about it, several people asked for the recipe.
* Chilled Cucumber & Avocado Soup - quick, easy & great on a hot day
* Scalloped Savoy Cabbage - my husband does not usually like cooked...
Extreme thanks for a wonderful (perhaps the best) low-carb cookbook out there. Your passion for good food reads loud and clear on every page. If you make no other contribution the rest of your life, this would be enough. No telling how many people you kept on the low-carb lifestyle, thanks to the originality and appeal of these recipes, and all the food preparation wisdom you impart here. I'm hoping there will be another low-carb cookbook in your future. Please consider.
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