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Anyone know of a beautiful, fun-to-read low-carb cookbook that does not feel gimmicky?

My doctor instructed me to eat low carb (for my blood sugar), and I can't stand the cookbooks that just scream "I'm a diet book!" or "Don't get diabetes!" I'd love something to display on my bookshelf, to read for leisure, and of course, to help me cook unique and delicious low-carb dishes. Thanks so much!

asked by Kirsten Svenson 11 months ago

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Susan W

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added 11 months ago

I'm not sure if you'd consider them gimmicky or not. They both speak of the benefits of eating Paleo, but they are also excellent cookbooks.

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The book and wonderful people who got me started on Paleo in a very strict way for 30 days. I've since done Whole 100s when I really go off course.

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One more good cookbook

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Good luck and enjoy!!

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added 11 months ago

Thank you! Those all look lovely!

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ktr
added 11 months ago

Melissa Joulwan has a new cookbook out for busy weeknights that I've been considering. https://www.amazon.com...
I find I use recipes on websites more than cookbooks though. With that being said, I enjoy the nomnompaleo site. There are many paleo blogs. What made it all seem simpler to me was to just focus on having a protein and a vegetable at each meal rather than try making something elaborate.

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Susan W

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added 11 months ago

KTR, about to download the new one to my Kindle. I have Well Fed and Well Fed 2.

Kirsten, Melissa's website is www.clothesmakethegirl. Her recipes are awesome and she and NomNom both have great a sense of humor. They also both have weekly emails that include recipes if you like that sort of thing.

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ktr
added 11 months ago

I never thought about putting a cookbook on my iPad. I'd probably use it more often that way.

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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added 11 months ago

Oh KTR, I have all my favorites on my Kindle. It's great to be able to pull them up anytime, anywhere.

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added 11 months ago

I would look at cookbooks of cuisines that focus on flavorful proteins and vegetables such as Brazilian, Latin America, and the Meditterean.

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