Dana Carpender

You know Dana Carpender from her popular cookbooks -- all 20+ 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.

How To Smoke A Slab of Ribs That Will Make a Grown Man Weep

How To Smoke A Slab of Ribs That Will Make a Grown Man Weep

How To Smoke A Slab of Ribs That Will Make a Grown Man Weep by Dana Carpender. A million rib joints attest to American’s love of barbecued spare ribs. They also suggest that many people aren’t sure how to turn out a killer slab at home. If you’re one of those people, I’m here to help.

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Low-Carb Hibiscus Tea Recipe

Low-Carb Hibiscus Tea Recipe

It is a wonder that hibiscus tea has not caught on in the United States. Hugely popular through the Caribbean, in Africa, Southeast Asia, and in the Middle East, it is a glorious, brilliant red with a tart and fruity flavor. Hibiscus tea also has health benefits, including but not limited to lowering blood pressure and blood sugar. It is also loaded with antioxidants.

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Let’s Go to the Fair! How to Stay Low-Carb at Your County Fair

Let’s Go to the Fair

Summer is here! And for many of us, especially those of us who live in rural-ish areas, that means a trip to the county fair. Too many folks simply assume that “It wouldn’t be the fair without ” and give themselves permission to gobble every carb in sight, many of them deep-fried in questionable oils, for the duration.

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Low-Carb Blue Trout Recipe (La Truite Au Bleu)

Low-Carb Blue Trout Recipe

Low-Carb Blue Trout Recipe (La Truite Au Bleu). Unless you have a really extraordinary fish market in town, you’ll need an angler to help you out on this one. But it’s a classic, classic recipe, and really very simple. Too, it neatly sidesteps all that messy, carby business of flour and cornmeal.

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