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.

Keto Low-Carb Gluten-Free Bacon and Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites

CarbSmart Bacon and Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites

If you love Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites: Bacon & Gruyere, you're going to love Dana Carpender's amazing keto, low-carb & gluten-free version which is healthier and less expensive to make. Low-Carb dieters will love these velvety smooth Bacon and Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites which only have 2g carbs per serving—7g less per serving than Starbucks! Take them anywhere and everywhere!

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Fat Fast Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe from Fat Fast Cookbook 2

Buffalo Chicken Soup recipe from Fat Fast Cookbook 2

This Fat Fast Buffalo Chicken Soup recipe from the Fat Fast Cookbook 2 is devastating. I’ve analyzed this as 10 servings, but unless you live alone, you won’t get that much. The family will eat it all, while you’re sticking to your Fat Fast portions—which should be about 1½ cups each.

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Keto Low-Carb No-Sugar Ketchup Redux Recipe – Gluten-Free Dana Carpender

Dana's Low-Carb Ketchup

Dana's Low-Carb Gluten-Free No-Sugar Ketchup Redux. My most-published recipe has been my ketchup, appearing in most of my cookbooks. But since the last time I published it, I discovered I like it better made with tomato sauce than with tomato paste – it’s less likely to separate. So here you go! Feel free to double this if you’re going to use it as an ingredient in a barbecue sauce or meat loaf or something.

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Low-Carb Tequila Highballs are a Sugar-Free Summer Treat

Low-Carb Tequila Highballs are a Sugar-Free Summer Treat

For a long time, my tipple of choice has been dry red wine–Cabernet, Shiraz, Malbec, and the like, the dryer the better. Also, the occasional quality tequila sipped slowly. However, pleasant though they may be, neither of these falls into the “long, cool drink” category. I have, as the weather warmed up, found myself drawn back to the good, old-fashioned highball–a shot of liquor and a mixer over ice. I have come up with a few I enjoy tremendously, and thought I would share.

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