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Sugar-free BBQ Sauce Recipe

The world's best sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb, healthy BBQ sauce - This simple, easy, homemade recipe has no added sugars (not even honey) and features apple cider vinegar, chili powder, and liquid smoke for the familiar flavor you love. The spices work well for any meat.

I am talking a lot about food this week, not for any reason in particular.  I know it’s a departure from my normal Christian content, but we all eat, so I thought I’d share some of the good things we’ve been eating recently.  Since my bariatric surgery, I have followed a very strict sugar-free, very low carb diet. I don’t eat anything with added sugar at all, and very few things with natural sugars (some yogurt and tomato sauce, for example, but only if there’s no added sugar).  I have always loved barbecue sauce, and losing that was a real … Read more

Egg and Olive Salad Sandwich Recipe

Egg and olive salad sandwich

One of our go-to meals for lunch is egg and olive salad. The kids and I eat ours on crackers, and Joe eats his on a sandwich. He likes his sandwich with lettuce and tomato, which I included in the recipe below but did not have when I took the photo above (in case you wonder about that). My favorite part of egg and olive salad is having lots and lots of olives inside. They have to be green, and they have to be stuffed with pimentos. It is SO good. Olives from Spain Olives from Spain are a naturally … Read more

Warm Turkey Bacon Wrap

How do you organize your recipes? I need a better system. We will eat a recipe every week for months, and then one of us gets sick of it. It gets tucked into a cookbook or onto a shelf, and we don’t eat it again for a year. If we’re lucky, one of us finds it when looking for something, and the process starts all over. This recipe is one of those. We used to keep the supplies on hand all the time; we ate them at least twice a week. We may start eating them often again. I think … Read more

Deviled Eggs

I have not made deviled eggs since I was in college. That was ten years ago. I didn’t exactly remember what to do. I have made hard cooked eggs since I was in college, and they always come out badly. The yolks turn green, the whites get rubbery, and the peels stick so tightly to the eggs that I lose huge chunks when I try to peel them off. I did some research, and I found a terrific tutorial for hard cooking eggs at The Hungry Mouse. I cooked the eggs exactly as Jessie explained, using Julia Child’s method. Jessie … Read more

Turkey Black Bean Sloppy Joes in Acorn Squash Bowls

turkey black bean sloppy joes in acorn squash bowls - These quick and easy healthy recipe uses ground turkey to make traditional sloppy joes. Great recipe for two with leftovers and kids like it, too. Great gluten-free, low carb recipe. This is the best weeknight dinner recipe because it's so simple and delicious.

Joe and I have to struggle to eat healthy, low calorie foods. We’ve tried (and failed at) several diets in the five years we’ve known each other, but this is a recipe has stuck with us since the first one. Joe found something like this recipe in a cookbook that his mom had many years ago. The original recipe was for sandwiches. We doctored it to lower the calories and for our personal taste. Then, one day, we made the Sloppy Joes, but realized (too late) that we didn’t have any bread. Joe said, “Why can’t we stuff it in … Read more