First printing was in March, 2018.
This is the first in a series of two cookbooks with Peggy Hardaway as the principal author with some terrific recipes from George Stella and I as well. Pretty golden cookbook with matching coil binding. These five colorful cookbooks with their both colorful and substantial pages of recipe photos are fun to own, easy to navigate, fun to read, and I am sure you will love owning them. I know even I’m happy to have them and refer to them frequently. As with all the cookbooks, every recipe that has a photo will have it indicated in the heading alongside the name of the writer whose recipe it is and, in addition, each photograph has the page number indicated on it. With all the cookbooks, I am the one who edits them lovingly puts the cookbooks together. I take my job very seriously and always do my best to create an accurate and superior job! I was taught initially by publishers who printed a few of my cookbooks – among them was printed by the largest publisher in Canada at the time (now taken over by an American company), MacMillan Canada. I soon figured out that I wanted to get into self-publishing. Now, of course, we’re competing with thousands of other low-carb cookbooks out there and it’s increasingly more difficult to earn a living in this field. Our trusted brand does set us apart and we’re proud to have such creative people on the Low-Carbing Among Friends’ team, not the least of which is renowned low-carb chef and TV celebrity, George Stella!
Peggy Hardaway has devoted many years to creating wonderful recipes the low-carb community has enjoyed. You can find her recipes in Buttoni’s Low-Carb Recipes. Peggy, also a teacher by profession, has retired with various other interests that keep her occupied, but she still keeps her hand in and posts new recipes to her blog as she makes them. As well, she participates in Low-carb Forums helping newbies and others. Peggy has her very own style and often makes cultural foods which we might be afraid to tackle, however, she makes them look easy! She also has many of her own homemade spice combinations (many of which mimic commercial varieties), some of which you will discover in this cookbook, with the recipes that you create your own, if you so desire. Peggy knows the art of very flavorful cooking!
When Peggy was working on the team for a few years on Facebook, Peggy and I’d frequently reach millions with our recipes. Peggy and I’d have a friendly rivalry going on with our daily articles and those were fun times that are such. We were very supportive of one another, however, and stood by each other when others tried their best to topple our team or compromise our success. That occurred fairly often and it hurt sometimes, but we picked ourselves up and carried on! It is hard to believe sometimes but it did happen. We were top of the low-carb world on Facebook for 5 plus years and thus we did not make everybody happy since it’s such a competitive business. It was just when we stopped paying Facebook for two years that another woman who was paying Facebook a lot caught up to us in time. Lovely woman and none of us begrudge her success. We pay a little bit these days but the majority of our enjoys which with our two combined pages is over 1.1 million were from the good old days – mostly organic enjoys – save for around 10,000 likes which were paid enjoys (well, not entirely – our organic enjoys finally given to us). Even although we cover Facebook a bit these days, we still only get a portion of our organic enjoys added. One must pay lot to get all of them. I miss the good old days, but nothing stays the same forever and one day I will retire and, thus, I put things in perspective. Life is not all about social media! However, that said we’re still the top low-carb group on Facebook and this weekend when my husband adds up the numbers, it is going to be very obvious that we are as a team number one on Facebook.
Pictured on the Front Cover: Curried Pumpkin”Puppies”, Almond Butter Cookies, Chickpea, Collard and Sausage Soup, Strawberry Chocolate Torte, Grilled Chicken and Spinach Pizza
Hummus (can not tell the difference from the real thing!) , Chicken Florentine, Creamy Chicken Cabbage Casserole, Grilled Chicken and Spinach Pizza, Lebanese Baked Chicken (uber-famous recipe!) , Chickpea, Collard and Sausage Soup, Montreal Chicken Soup
Examples: Apple Cupcakes, Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Jiffy Peanut Butter Cakes, Meyer Lemon Pound Cake, Orange Pound Cake, Sock-it-to-me Cake and Strawberry Chocolate Torte
Cheesecakes and Pies
Examples: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Sour Cream Cheesecake with Lemon Accents, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
Cookies and Squares
Cases: Almond Butter Cookies, Carrot Cake Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting, Cookie Crust Apple Pie Squares, Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting, Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies