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La Vida Low-Carb—Weight Loss Notes

I found myself in a funk. I was overweight by about 50 pounds, could no longer run up stairs, had trouble leaning over to tie my shoes, was lethargic, was depressed, and had a bad case of brain fog. After floundering around, trying to fix all this with medication, great cabernet sauvignon, and chocolate cake (!), I decided that perhaps … Read more

Vegan Egg Replacements

VEGAN EGG REPLACEMENTS

TO ADD MOISTURE

Applesauce: 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder = 1 egg (can also replace butter, oil) (moist/heavy cookies, brownies, cakes, muffins)
Bananas: One small mashed banana = 1 egg (moist/heavy brownies, muffins, cakes; adjust sweetening in recipe)
Canned Pumpkin: 1/4 cup = 1 egg (moist/heavy cakes, muffins, cupcakes, bread)
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No-Salt Seasonings

Nothing like going low sodium to suddenly realize just how much one has been depending on salt and salty condiments for flavor 🙁

That said, it became a fun challenge to figure out how to do it…and the answer is “Bump up the strong flavors.”

Here are my favorite (currently!) no-salt seasonings:

TOMATO-BASED Sun-dried tomatoes, salsa+cilantro, tomato sauce-fennel-bay-saffron, tomato sauce+low-fat … Read more