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Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Sugar-Free: “Low-Carbing Among Friends”

Low Carbing Among Friends: Low-carb and Gluten-free V1 (Low Carbing Among Friends, Volume-1)I’m very excited about a brand new cookbook for folks limiting their consumption of carbohydrates, wheat, and gluten.  It’s a unique collaboration among five chefs (Jennifer Eloff, Maria Emmerrich, Carolyn Ketchum, Lisa Marshall, and Kent Altena) and other low-carb luminaries like Jimmy Moore and Dana Carpender.  I was honored to contribute a couple pages myself.  The book is Low-Carbing Among Friends, volume 1.

All 325 recipes limit digestible carbohydrates to a maximum of 10 grams; many have five or fewer grams.  This should be great for people with diabetes and anyone trying to manage excess weight with low-carb eating.  All recipes are gluten-free, wheat-free, and sugar-free.

I can’t wait for my copy.  I’m “online friends” with several of the contributors, so I’m familiar with the great quality of their work.  You can get the book at Amazon.com, but I ordered mine from the book’s website, figuring the authors make more profit there.  (If we want good books, we have to support authors.)  It’s not too late to order this as a Christmas present.  Don’t you know someone who could use it?  

Steve Parker, M.D.




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Mediterranean Cookbooks for Health and Longevity

Who knows where this is?

Here are some Christmas gift book suggestions for someone trying to eat healthier via the Mediterranean diet.

  • The Mediterranean Heart Diet: How It Works and How to Reap the Health Benefits, with Recipes to Get You Started by Helen V. Fisher.
    [More than 140 delicious and healthy recipes from an experienced cookbook author and a doctorate-level clinical nutrition specialist.] 
  • The Mediterranean Diet by Marissa Cloutier and Eve Adamson.  [The Mediterranean-style recipes here get you close to an ovo-lacto-vegetarian diet.  The authors complicate the Oldways-Willett Mediterranean Pyramid and promote soy milk products.  Nevertheless, this is “good eats.”]
  • The Mediterranean Kitchen by Joyce Esersky Goldstein.
  • The Essential Mediterranean: How Regional Cooks Transform Key Ingredients into the World’s Favorite Cuisines by Nancy Harmon Jenkins. 
  • Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Delicious Alternative for Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins.  Updated in 2008 as The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook
  • Mediterranean Cooking by Paula Wolfert.

Steve Parker, M.D.


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