TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: ChocZero, Sugar-Free Chocolate Bars & Syrups

[1] ChocZero chocolate bars are sold in six-packs (photos #1 to #3 courtesy ChocZero). [2] Chocolate squares are perfect with a cup of coffee. [3] While maple is the most popular, there are 11 additional sugar-free syrup flavors. Monk fruit (lo han guo) on the tree (photo courtesy Clean Plates).   With Halloween and the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gluten-Free Quiche With A Potato Crust

[1] Sausage and caramelized onion quiche with a gluten-free crust of hash brown potatoes. [2] Idaho red potatoes (both photos courtesy Idaho Potato Commission). [3] Caramelized onions. Photo courtesy Pompeian | Facebook.   May 20th was National National Quiche Lorraine Day. We make a quiche every year, to celebrate the holiday. (In our college days,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low Carb Pizza Alternative: Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini “canoes” substitute for pizza crusts. Photo courtesy Lucero Olive Oil.   It’s not the toppings that are the problem with eating pizza frequently. The crust is where the ne’er-do-well carbs reside. The late, lamented Goldberg’s Pizza in Manhattan offered a diet pizza by heaping the toppings into an aluminum pie plate instead of onto…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low Carb Burger Salad

We made reservations (a week in advance for an 8 p.m. slot!) at Five Napkin Burger in New York City’s theatre district. We arrived, wended our way through the packed room to our table, perused the list of burgers and placed our order. Before our (delicious) ahi tuna burger and bacon cheddar burger arrived, the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low Calorie Salad Dressing Tasting

If your food plan includes low-calorie salads, remember that a regular salad dressing can zero-out the calorie savings. Each little tablespoon can be 100 calories or more (and the next time you dress your salad, count how many tablespoons you use). There are countless low-calorie salad dressings out there: the good, the O.K., and the…
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