Dana Carpender Articles at CarbSmart.com

You know Dana Carpender from her popular cookbooks -- all ten of them, so far. A pioneer of the low-carb frontier, Dana has been fighting the low-fat lie since 1996 at HoldTheToast. She lives in Indiana with three dogs, a cat, a backyard full of chickens -- and, of course, That Nice Boy She Married, with whom she shares much bacon on a pleasant Sunday morning.

What The Heck Are Coconut Aminos & Why Use It in Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Cooking?

What The Heck Are Coconut Aminos?

What The Heck Are Coconut Aminos & Why Use It in Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Cooking? Dana knew that amino acids are the building blocks of protein, but she thought of coconuts as being largely fat and fiber, so what’s this all about?

Dana’s Scrumptious Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe by Dana Carpender from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook

Dana’s Scrumptious Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook

Dana Carpender’s Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo (optional), Vegetarian, Dana’s Scrumptious Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook. The ideal chocolate chip cookie is crisp at the edges, and soft and gooey in the middle. This is my idea of cookie nirvana!

‟Better Than Coffee Shop” Mocha Recipe by Dana Carpender from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook

Better Than Coffee Shop Mocha Recipe by Dana Carpender from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook

Better Than Coffee Shop Mocha Recipe by Dana Carpender from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook is Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo (optional), & Vegetarian. This is not seriously low-carb, but it sure is lower carb than most coffee shop drinks.

Peach Cobbler Recipe From CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook

Peach Cobbler Recipe From CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook

Dana Carpender’s Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo (optional), Vegetarian, Peach Cobbler recipe from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook. Feel free to make this with blueberries or blackberries, instead. Try serving this warm with a scoop of CarbSmart vanilla ice cream on top!

Celebrate With Low Carb Christmas Cookies!

CarbSmart Magazine December 2013

Low Carb Christmas Cookies! You can have your candy canes, your eggnog, your figgy pudding–As far back as Dana can remember, the best Christmas delicacy has been cookies. She helps us carry on that tradition with some healthier alternatives to the high-carb holiday fare.