More than fifteen years ago I had an
idea for a story. And like most people, kept talking about
writing it up as a book. Finally, about three years ago, I
decided that I would sit down and see if I actually could write
a book. It took me about a year to finish the project and
then I let it sit around until my husband and mother finally
convinced me to publish it. It took me another year to
edit and get it ready to be published. Currently I am about a
third of the way through writing a second book, it's a romantic
thriller. I hope to have it finished within the next year or
In this book the characters diet.
The specific diet that they are following is a low carb version of
Somersizing, created by Suzanne Somers.
I reviewed DVDs for a while.
You can find my reviews at DVD
Verdict and they are repeated at Rotten
Tomatoes as well.
Before I critiqued DVDs, I reviewed PC
Adventure Games, but those articles seem to have disappeared
from the internet.
Mary Ann makes a Garlic Salad
Dressing in the book. The recipe for this
1 Cup mayonnaise
1 Cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley (or
1.5 teaspoon dried)
1 Teaspoon fresh chopped chives
(or 1.5 teaspoon dried)
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon pepper
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Cup heavy cream
Place all ingredients in the work bowl
of a food processor or stick blender. Pulse until everything
is thoroughly mixed. Add more heavy cream, if needed, for
desired consistency. Cover and chill for at least two hours
Mary Ann also makes an Alfredo Sauce using the
following recipe. On pages 97 and 98 of "A Walk on the
Cliffs" Mary Ann describes how she makes zucchini noodles to go with
this sauce. And she uses the sauce in another inventive way to
make her appetizer.
1 Stick (1/2 Cup) butter
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan
salt, pepper and garlic powder to
Melt the above ingredients together on
a low to medium heat. Wisk in the salt, pepper and garlic
powder once everything is nearly melted.
More of my favorite low-carb
3 Tablespoons butter
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon sugar substitute
1/4 Cup onion, diced
1 Cup sour cream
3 (15 ounce) cans of green beans,
2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese (I like
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt butter on low heat. Remove from heat and stir in salt,
sugar substitute, onions and sour cream. Stir in beans.
Mix in cheese. Put mixture in casserole dish. (If
desired, you can add some more of the cheese to the top.) Bake
for 30 minutes.
4 large boneless chicken
1 can artichoke hearts packed in
1 Cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons sour cream
3/4 Cup parmesan cheese
spices (garlic & pepper)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Drain and chop artichokes. Add mayonnaise and parmesan
cheese. Mix together with the spices added to taste. Put
chicken breasts in casserole dish and then cover with mixture.
Bake about 1 hour, until done. I usually serve this with
a low-carb pasta.
Serves 4-6 people
1 Dozen eggs
2 cups of grated cheese (I use mild
1 package of boursin cheese
(optional - diced green peppers,
onions, mushrooms, or anything else you like in your
Scramble the eggs with a wisk in a
bowl. Add in the grated cheese and wisk that into the
eggs. If you're using optional items, brown them in a skillet
with some butter. Then add the egg and cheese mixture and cook
until eggs are cooked to how you desire. Turn off the heat and
put the boursin cheese (flaked apart with a fork) on top until
it melts slightly. Then serve.
More recipes to come
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by Nicole LeBlanc, Studio 23,
Marlboro, MA. Thanks Nicole!
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