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New gluten-free, sugar-free cookbook features breads, crackers, muffins, cakes and more

The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking by Peter Reinhart and Denene Wallace, stands out as one of the more thoughtfully crafted and gorgeous cookbooks I’ve worked with.

It is great for smart foodies as all the recipes are nut/seed-flour based and meant to include wheat sensitive, diabetic and low-carb/low-sugar cooks.

What’s even more special is that Denene Wallace is totally accessible and willing to chat with you about your baking experiences. I found this out when I emailed her about my Rosemary and Olive Oil Focaccia drama.

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If not white sugar, then what?

Everyone seems to have a different opinion about which alternative sugars are best for us, but all reliable sources claim that white sugar has no nutrients, is toxic and therefore has no business in our diets.

Neither do any artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose, saccharin and acesulfame potassium, which only trigger rollercoaster cravings for more sugar and food.

Anything that tells you otherwise is just marketing fluff.

Rest assured that there are more nutrient friendly sweeteners which add flavour and quality to our foods. They produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels so that you feel full and energized for longer periods and have better control over your weight. Read more

Holiday recipes (and a new site)

My word! When did November become the new December for Christmas decorations and Food Gremlins?

Not to worry, I worked hard to launch my new site (same purpose) to help you get so Food Smart that you will intuitively get a sense of what real food is and how to make it work for you.

This week, I have five excellent and mostly easy to make recipes for the holidays that will satisfy and balance your food cravings while keeping you trim and sane. Try one or two and then tell me how they worked out, or write to me if you have any questions about the listed ingredients.

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