My Low Carb Shopping List

This is a work-in-progress as my understanding of a well-balanced low carb life unfolds, but here’s where I am as of 2019. I do hope this helps you a bit, because I understand how confusing and overwhelming changing one’s entire pantry can feel. I was floundering about when I first started low-carbing, and figuring out what ingredients to use, as … Read more

Thickening Agents

Here’s a list of various thickeners for adding substance to sauces, gravies, soups, and juicy braises, etc. They all have their particular quirks, but all are good. Plus, some are perfect for those eating a low-carb diet, while others lend themselves to a vegan diet. Your choice!


Reduction is a slow but sure way of thickening sauces and concentrating

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International Stew Ideas

A friend of mine posted something similar to this on Facebook and I thought it was a simple, brilliant, idea-generator for creating inventive stews. Once you’ve got the basic savory ingredients for a stew (onion + meat/protein + broth), play with the following combinations.

Note: Vegetarian and vegan meat substitutions: cubes of tofu, slices of seitan, tempeh cubes, cooked Read more