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Old 04-23-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Favorite LC Cookbooks?

Hi everyone,

I've decided to come back to the LC WOE. It's the only plan that seems to manage my appetite (and my weight). I'd like to order a few cookbooks to get me going. What are your favorites? I've been thinking about Dana Carpenders books, does anyone have any opinions on this?

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Old 04-23-2010, 03:08 PM   #2
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I like Dana Carpender's and George Stella's best.

Otherwise, classic French cooking (Julia Child, Ina Garten, Jacques Pepin, etc) has a lot of low carb or easily converted to low carb recipes.
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input Sue!
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:34 PM   #4
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Does Linda Sue have a cookbook? If she did that would be my favorite!
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:51 AM   #5
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Yep, there are definately a lot of recipes on the web as well.

The one thing I will say about ALL recipes is that you have to watch the portion sizes on them. For example, if a recipe uses a pound of ground beef and says it's 8 portions, I *know* I am more likely going to need to eat 1/4 of the recipe rather than 1/8 to be full/satisfied. Ergo I need to figure carbs/calories based on THAT portion rather than the given one. If the resulting carb/calorie count is TOO much, then I may need to skip that recipe.

I find that particularly true with casserole-type recipes that have a lot of mayo/cream/cream cheese/cheese in them. They definately are also quite tasty so it's harder to not go back for seconds sometimes, whereas if I had a 6 oz burger patty and a salad, I'd be full AND not interested in another burger patty.

New recipes and learning how to cook a wide variety of dishes definately help keep us on plan; just be careful to balance out the higher carb/calorie dishes with the simple ones :-)
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:42 PM   #6
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I have a couple of Dana's books and love them! Linda's site is also something I use a lot.
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I cook from my recipes. They're LC, 99% gluten free and mostly induction friendly! There are over 150 recipes there. I don't use other LC cookbooks because I like to come up with own things. It's a creative release.
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:21 PM   #8
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Oh yeah.. I've used cleochatra's site too! My oopsie rolls came out flat, but they were tasty! lol I have several recipes bookmarked to try.
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:29 PM   #9
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I just pour oopsie batters into Mini Wilton cake pans so when they flop at least they stay put! lol I have the occasional flop, too. I think some of those eggs are naughty.
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Ohhh I like that idea!
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I love George Stella's books. I have all four of them. And Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French cooking is fantastic and classic.

If you are a person who likes veggies I would also pick up a book on vegetarian cooking. When I first started out low carb I was introduced to a lot of new veggies and cooking ideas through these books. I like Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Debbie Madison and anything by Mollie Katzen. Some of these recipes require modification but a lot don't. I have quite a few vegetarian cookbooks now. Helps create variety.

Also, almost all of these are usually available at the library! I recommend trying them out before you buy.
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If you have any used book stores in your area check out really old cookbooks (1950s and older). Lots of simple food recipes and they weren't afraid to use fat. If you can find any from the 20s or 30s those recipes are really great.
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If you have any used book stores in your area check out really old cookbooks (1950s and older). Lots of simple food recipes and they weren't afraid to use fat. If you can find any from the 20s or 30s those recipes are really great.
That is a wonderful idea! I will be doing that very soon.
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