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Volume 9 of our cookbook series LOW CARBING AMONG FRIENDS, containing mostly my recipes, is hot off the press and sure to please!  I have chosen some of my tastier dishes for this volume.  Famed Chef George Stella and Jennifer Eloff, both re-known in the low-carb community, have graciously added a few new creations to the line-up!  🙂  Volume 9 and all previous volumes are available at Amazon.com or order from one of our two two order pages and special discounts and free shipping:  https://amongfriends.us/Vol9Sale.php  or  https://amongfriends.us/Vol9Order.php

Limited quantities, so get yours today!  We are also offering an incredible bundle deal right now on the entire set of nine volumes for a remarkable price that comes to right about $13 a volume!  How can you beat that price?  And remember, these make wonderful birthday and Christmas gifts, so hurry and get yours today!

Disclaimer:  I have personally chosen to not accept remuneration of any kind for my contributions to this book or any of the previous volumes in which I have contributed.  I have done so simply because I love to cook and share recipes.  I have actively promoted these recipe collections because they are cookbooks any low-carb cook would be delighted to add to arsenal of cookbooks.  You just can’t go wrong with our tried and tested recipes. 🙂



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Our Low Carbing Among Friends cookbook series continues!  The latest edition, Volume 9, is due out in October!  It contains mostly my recipes (like Vol. 8) with some tasty new creations also from Jennifer Eloff and Chef George Stella, well-known on the Food Network.  🙂

EARLY BIRD SECRET SALE!!  Order here for estimated late October delivery:  https://amongfriends.us/Secret-SALE.php

Order any of our wonderful books from Amazon  or here: amongfriends.us/order.php. There’s currently a special offer of a bundle of all 8 previous volumes that reduces their individual price to only $13.22!  Don’t miss out on this incredible bargain!  And please, if you’ve already bought Volume 8, I sure would appreciate your taking a moment to stop by this Amazon page to leave your personal review:



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Low Carbing Among Friends, Vol. 8 is at the printing press!  This new volume features mainly MY recipes, with a few delectable creations from Jennifer Eloff and Chef George Stella of Foot Network fame!  I’m so fortunate to get to work with such great cooks on this team of talent.  Lots of color photos in this edition, too!  I have been working diligently since 2009 to modify all my family-tested, tried-and-true recipes of a lifetime.   Along the way, I’ve created so many new recipes that fit so well into a low-carb lifestyle.  Why not make your low-carb journey enjoyable and tasty as you travel to your goal?  You can order now and get FREE SHIPPING (in the U.S. only) if you order two or more books in one order.  Remember, they make GREAT birthday or holiday gifts!  Hurry and get yours today!  Order here:  AmongFriends.us/FS8.php .

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0042I often get asked for a list of what ingredients I keep stocked in my pantry for baking.  I’m not a big sweets eater, but my husband is, so I try to bake him something once a week……….LOW-CARB, of course. 🙂 These are the ingredients I have found over 6 years of low-carb baking experiments that I just MUST keep in my baking pantry at all times. The first 4 items in red will probably last you about a year, so don’t let the price of a bag scare you off.  Other items will last varying lengths of time,  depending on how often you bake and size package you buy.

If you are new to low-carbing, you can spread the cost out over time by buying just 1 or 2 each month.  Eventually you’ll have your pantry stocked with what will cover most of your low-carb baking needs.  I order most of the hard-to-find ingredients from Netrition.com, as they offer flat-rate shipping.  However I order my coconut flour and bulk almond flour at Honeyvillegrains.com as they have the finest grind I can find for those two items, resulting in nicer textured baked goods in my opinion.  I store the overage in my chest freezer in large Tupperware® containers.

Oat Fiber (This is NOT the same thing as oat flour or oat bran!)

Glucomannan Powder (also called Konjac powder)

Xanthan gum

Einkorn Wheat Flour (non-genetically modified wheat) [I order from Jovial Foods.com)

Almond Flour

Coconut Flour

Plain (unflavored, unsweetened) Whey Protein Isolate

Oat Flour (ground whole oats, used very sparingly)




Carbquick Bake Mix

Jennifer Eloff’s Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix (click for recipe)

Golden Flax Meal

Dark Flax Meal

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I calculate my nutritional stats at Fitday.com, which utilizes the USDA Foods Database.  Foods that are not in their database, I key into an additional personal database of custom foods the data that appears on the Nutritional label on the food package/can/jar/bottle itself.   When I list nutritional info for my recipes, as a rule, I only include calories, fat, carbs, fiber, net carbs, protein and sodium.  I used to calculate other macronutrients  but it just got to be too time consuming to calculate and type them all out.  And so many readers have told me they don’t really look at that kind of detail anyway.


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1. There is a convenient Print Friendly icon at the bottom of each recipe.  It is the little printer icon just to the left of the red  Pinterest icon.  I know the hover-over message says “Click to Share” but it really means “Click to Print”.  Some programmer at WordPress designed the theme I use here and sadly I have no control over the script wording.   However, the print feature WORKS like a champ!  When you click that little icon, a Print Friendly window opens up.  You can change the size of the print, eliminate photo images and even eliminate entire lines and paragraphs of text from the print job.  I love that part.  🙂

2.  If that doesn’t work for some reason (Print Friendly software could be incompatible with your printer drivers), you can always do a File, Print from your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome).  Click File up on the toolbar and then click Print. I recommend specifying on your printer’s popup screen you want to just print pages 1-2, to avoid getting bunches of reader comments.  What can I say, browsers don’t know when to stop.  LOL

3.  If that doesn’t work, you can always do a Windows Copy and Paste of the recipe onto a blank page in Microsoft Word or Notepad and print the recipe from there.

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Please remember recipes are intellectual property.  Publishing them on the internet affords them protection under copyright laws, as well as the photographs published with the recipe.  It is perfectly OK to print my recipes on paper or to store a copy your computer for your own personal recipe collection.   You may post/share my recipes on the internet by name and/or photo, with a link back to my site for your readers to obtain the full recipe, as one does when one pins a recipe to Pinterest or as is done in a Facebook “share”.  🙂  However you may not publish them fully (as written) on another internet blog or Facebook page/group without my express permission.  And even if shared with proper link back to my site, it should not be done on a massive scale.  It’s not right to reap advertising profit/benefits from someone else’s hard work.

Some of my recipes published here (about 50 of them) appear in Jennifer Eloff’s Low Carbing Among Friends cookbooks.  Those recipes are clearly noted in the narrative as “appearing in” a particular volume of this series of cookbooks and are henceforth the copyrighted property of Eureka Publishing.  They may not be shared on other websites without the express permission of Eureka Publishing.  Contact Eureka.Publishing@Gmail.com if you have questions regarding or wish to use those particular recipes.



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