Top 7: Pink Floyd Songs

Top 7. Because 5 is never enough, but I’m too lazy for 10. I’ve covered my favorite band, Duran Duran, already. (And I just bought their new album All You Need Is Now over at Amazon so I don’t have to give any money to the devil iTunes.) So now we move on to my second favorite band, Pink Floyd. That’s right, Pink Floyd. Because I was raised on a hearty musical diet of ’70s wuss-rock, adult alternative, and psychedelic concept albums. I’ve seen them (and various versions of them). . . Read More!

Gluten-Free, Lowish-Carb Beefmeat Balls #2

Second attempt, with some recipe adjustments. I made the balls a little smaller, and put them up on a wire rack over a foil-lined cookie sheet so they wouldn’t be swimming in their own released fat. I also used less fatty beef, but that’s primarily because it’s what was on sale this week. And I added another egg. 2 lbs. ground beef (93/7) 1/2 cup potato flakes 1/3 cup water 2 eggs 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp chopped garlic 3 Tbsp parsley 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp. . . Read More!

Review: De Boles Rice Spaghetti-Style Pasta

Whew, that name is a mouthful. Can you not call it spaghetti if it’s not made of wheat? At any rate, I got this gluten-free spaghetti-style pasta hoping to find something that would hit the spot when I was really jonesing for a noodle. There were actually a few choices for GF noodles; some were made from rice, some corn, some quinoa. I chose the De Boles because it was the cheapest by far. Seriously, it was Whole Foods prices at the Publix for most of the other brands. Where. . . Read More!

A Visit to the Grocery Store

So in the barbecue sauce post, the concept came up that reduced-sugar products had blue labels. And reduced-fat had green. In the comments, it came up that in Canada and Australia, a blue label means low-salt. I forayed out to the grocery store and looked around. Here’s the row of ketchups: Where blue deals with sugar, orange is all about salt, and green is … organic. The soup aisle disagreed completely: Here, green is reduced sodium, while off-white is “light” — which usually means low-fat and low-calorie. Overall, the color. . . Read More!

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Quickie Barbecue Sauce

BBQ sauce is a tougie as far as low-carb goes. There used to be a sugar-free sauce put out by … I’m tempted to say K.C. Masterpiece, but I may be wrong. One of the big names, anyway. It was discontinued probably 2 years ago. It looks like there are a couple of sugar-free BBQ sauces on the market, but I’ve never seen them in any store. Scott’s, Smokin’ Joe, and Nature’s Hollow all come up on a Google search for sugar-free sauce, but I’d have to send away for. . . Read More!

Gary Taubes on Dr. Oz

I recorded the Dr. Oz show for the first time ever the other day, because science journalist Gary Taubes was a guest. And despite the tittilating episode title “The Man Who Thinks Everything Dr. Oz Says Is Wrong”, I hoped there would at least be a fair and free exchange of ideas and information. What a fool I was! To be fair, Oz did say a couple of things that weren’t moronic. One was that he respects Taubes’ opinions, even though his own differ. The other was that he approves. . . Read More!

Gluten-Free Low-Carb Meatballs!

Before we get to the recipe, a couple of things. First off, Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat, will be appearing on the Dr. Oz show today. It’s my understanding that Dr. Oz is a big proponent of vegetarian eating and “healthy whole grains”, so it should be a fascinating program. Also, on one of the low-carb blogs I read, today someone posted a recipe without any pictures. I gasped and clutched my pearls. Unbelievable! Onward! The other day, The Gluten-Free Homemaker posted. . . Read More!

Midnight Cat in the Garden of Good Eatin’

Well, for the love of pete. Commie the cat is the kind of guy who’s very into people food. He’ll get up in your face and try to sample whatever it is you’re eating, no matter what it is. He’ll even try to get close and smell your breath if you’ve been eating. Trouble, however, doesn’t care one bit about the foods we eat. Clearly, it’s because she’s more into the plants that grow the foods we eat. I brought home and planted some houseplants the other day. Basil, banana. . . Read More!

Words Salad

I have an Android phone, so up until recently, I’ve had to scratch my fake-Scrabble itch with a game called WordFeud. It’s been good, but it seems like you can’t be alive without hearing about how great and amazing the fake-Scrabble game for the iPhone is. Well, now we Androiders can enjoy the same game as those iPhoners (and play against them) in rousing rounds of Words with Friends. That’s right, there’s now an Android version! I do have to wonder, though: does the iPhone version not allow you to. . . Read More!