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CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook
by Dana Carpender and Caitlin Weeks, NC
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Easy Gluten-Free Entertaining–From our sister web site, 50+ recipes your guests won’t know are gluten-free but will love! Whether you’re hosting a small intimate gathering of friends or a large party with an open guest list, Easy Gluten-Free Entertaining will satisfy everyone whether they live gluten-free or not. Inside you’ll be treated to practically limitless recipe and menu ideas safe for anyone eliminating wheat or gluten from their daily lives. Not only are all these recipes gluten-free, most of them are also grain-free, nut-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and/or vegan.
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Ingredients for CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook
SweetLeaf Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia Extract 2.0 oz.–Made with stevia leaf extract and natural flavors, add to foods or beverages–for sweet, sugar-free flavor in your ketogenic recipes. Available in 17 flavors including:
- SweetLeaf SteviaClear
- SweetLeaf Vanilla Crème
- SweetLeaf Chocolate
- SweetLeaf English Toffee
- SweetLeaf Lemon Drop
Health Garden Kosher Birch Xylitol 16 oz.–Xylitol made in the USA from real birch, not corn. Its granulated crystals and lack of bitter after taste make it perfect for all of your baking needs.
Xyla Birch Xylitol–North American Birch Xylitol Powder is a 1 to 1 or “cup for cup” sweetness compared to table sugar. Use as a replacement in any recipe.
SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Extract Powder 0.9 oz.–100% pure stevia leaf extract with a minimum 90% steviosides. use for baking and cooking. ¼ teaspoon is equivalent to 1 cup of sugar.
Dried Stevia Leaf–100% dried Stevia leaves. Tested by Anresco Labs in San Francisco, for pesticide and chemical free assurance.
Swerve Granular Sweetener 16 oz.–Swerve is a great tasting, natural sweetener that measures cup-for-cup just like sugar! Made from a unique combination of ingredients derived from fruits and vegetables, Swerve contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors. Swerve is non-glycemic and safe for those living with diabetes. Contains erythritol, oligosacchardies and natural flavor.
Swerve Powdered Sweetener 16 oz.–With Confectioners Style (powdered) Swerve, even cupcake frosting can be guilt-free! Contains erythritol, oligosacchardies and natural flavor.
EZ-Sweetz Liquid Stevia–EZ-Sweetz Stevia is a liquid sweetener made from Stevia extract. The proprietary blend offers no unpleasant aftertaste and none of the characteristic bitterness of Stevia. Best of all, this sweetener has absolutely no calories or carbohydrates!
EZ-Sweetz Liquid Stevia/Monk fruit Blend–EZ-Sweetz Stevia & Monk Fruit is a new liquid sweetener made from the extracts of Stevia leaves and a sweet melon called monk fruit. The synergy of this proprietary blend means it has no unpleasant aftertaste and has a clean, slightly caramel-y taste similar to raw sugar, with none of the characteristic bitterness of Stevia. Best of all, this new sweetener has absolutely no calories and no carbohydrates!
Yacon Syrup Natural Sweetener–Pure yacon syrup is Paleo-friendly and assists in weight loss by regulating blood sugar, and increasing daily fiber intake. The syrup, distilled from the Peruvian tuber yacon, contains up to 50 percent fructooligosacharides, or FOS. FOS, classified as a prebiotic, is a non-caloric sweetener and also a fiber source.
Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seeds–A recent ingredient for low-carb and Paleo recipes, Chia seed originated in South America and was a staple in the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs. The tiny seeds of the chia plant can be eaten right out of the bag, sprinkled on hot cereal and used in baking, for a nutritional boost comparable only to flaxseed in Omega 3 and dietary fiber content.
Bob’s Red Mill Finely Ground Natural Almond Meal 16 oz.–Made from blanched whole almonds, Almonds Meal/Flour is simply skinless, blanched almonds that have been finely ground. It lends a moist texture and rich, buttery flavor to low-carb cakes, cookies, muffins, breads and a host of other desserts.
Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour 16 oz.–Coconut flour is a delicious, healthy alternative to wheat and other grain flours. It is very high in fiber, low in digestible carbohydrates, a good source of protein and gluten-free. It lends baked goods an incomparably rich texture and a unique, natural sweetness.
Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed Meal 16 oz.–Flaxseed meal has a robust, nutty flavor and tastes really great. Two tablespoons added to your cold or hot low-carb cereals, pancakes and waffles or baked into your breads, muffins and quick breads brings you amazing nutrition.
Bob’s Red Mill Sunflower Seeds–Sunflower seeds are delicious as a high protein snack and as an ingredient for low-carb bread, cakes, cookies and muffins. They are also a crunchy substitute for bacon bits and croutons on cooked vegetables and salads.
Tera’s Whey Grass-Fed Organic Bourbon Vanilla 12 oz.–This is an amazing grass-fed, organic whey protein powder that Caitlin recommends. Grass-fed, organic, and no artificial sweeteners or any additional flavors.
Ultimate Natural Whey Protein–Premium protein powder recommended by Dietitian Cassie Bjork. This protein powder is imported from New Zealand where rBGH is not approved for use–it has no artificial sweeteners or added sugars and it mixes really well.
Let’s Do Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut 8 oz.–Finely shredded coconut for baking. zero grams of sugar with no sulfites or preservatives. 100% organic.
Let’s Do Organic Coconut Flakes 7 oz.–Ideal for low-carb and Paleo baking, desserts, and making granola.
MCT oil–The ketogenic wonder oil, MCT Oil is perfect in high-fat, low-carb recipes.
San-J Tamari Black Label Gluten-Free Soy Sauce–This organic wheat-free tamari is certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI). It is made with 100% soybeans and no wheat. It is naturally fermented for up to 6 months. San-J does not add MSG or any artificial preservatives. Their fermentation process is different from that of ordinary soy sauce, giving it unique flavor enhancing properties.
Coconut Secret Raw Organic Vegan Coconut Aminos 8 oz.–A soy-free soy sauce alternative, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan coconut aminos is raw, very low glycemic, an and abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamin and has a nearly neutral pH.
Konriko Creole Seasoning 6 oz.–For a quick, clean Creole seasoning, Konriko’s will provide that Cajun kick without the carbs.
Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate (green can)–Great for liquid recipes, hydrolyzed collagen helps regulate the body’s metabolism by providing pure protein of low molecular weight that is quickly absorbed in the digestive track. The rapid absorption and distinctive amino acid groups in this formula will positively impact a large number of metabolic pathways.
Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin (orange can)–Beef gelatin is perfect in regular and low-carb recipes. Pure protein and Kosher, Great Lakes Gelatin is so much better than those other cheap brands.
Hershey’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Baking Chips–These taste and bake like regular chocolate chips–but without the sugar. These low-carb chocolate chips do have maltitol in them so use them carefully.
Equal Exchange Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips–Vegan, soy and gluten-free (not sugar-free or low-carb though–great for a Paleo lifestyle though), Use these delicious organic chocolate chips to add something special to cookies, brownies and even pancakes. Pair with our organic baking cocoa for even more chocolaty goodness in your favorite chocolate recipes. Made with organic and fairly traded cacao from small-scale farmers in Peru, and sugar from small-scale farmers in Paraguay.
Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil–A deliciously healthy cooking oil that’s low-carb, gluten-free and ketogenic. Better than butter in so many ways. Unrefined with no trans fats.
Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna–Pure coconut cream which is a staple of low-carb and Paleo baking.
Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk–A staple of Thai, Indian and Caribbean cuisines, full fat Coconut Milk imparts rich and creamy goodness to wonderful low-carb, gluten-free, and Paleo dishes.
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts–Macadamia nuts were Dr. Atkins’ favorite snack! Low-carb macadamia nuts can be eaten any time or crushed up and used in your favorite ketogenic baking.
Farmer’s Market Foods Organic Canned Pumpkin–Organic pumpkin is rich, smooth and delicious, and ready to use for everything from low-carb baked delights to savory center of the plate entrees. Use it in a variety of low-carb recipes including pies, muffins, cookies, and soups.
Spectrum Organic Shortening–Made with organic palm oil, Spectrum Organic Shortening is a healthy, trans-fat free alternative to traditional shortening for flaky crusts and Paleo-friendly creations.