CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining
90 Festive Recipes That Nourish & Party Tips That Dazzle
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90 Crowd-Pleasing Low Carb, Gluten Free Recipes for Entertaining a Few or a Whole Houseful for the Holidays brought to you by Tracey Rollison and Misty Humphrey
Are you tired of hosting holiday parties that leave you unable to eat any of the food you’ve made for your guests? Suffer no more. With CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining by your side, you’ll finally be able to host the holiday parties of your dreams and eat everything you serve. The best part? Even your gluten- and carb-loving guests will shower you with compliments. Holiday entertaining has finally been made healthy.
Entertain Beautifully: The Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Way
If you’ve long been mystified by holiday entertaining and have had trouble with incorporating your low-carb and gluten-free lifestyle into the parties you host, you’ll be excited to know that you can finally break free of those limiting chains and expand into not only entertaining well, but entertaining nutritiously and impressively too. Long gone are the days when you had to bypass the appetizer table, opting instead for a couple of florets of plain broccoli from the vegetable tray or a few olives from the relish plate. Not only will you be able to indulge in all your own creations, but your guests won’t even know they’re eating well: even if they themselves aren’t following your way of eating.
90 Recipes That’ll Blow You—and Your Guests—Away
CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining brings you recipes that span the entire fall and winter holiday season, from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day, and everything in between. These easy-to-follow recipes are great even for novice cooks, although the results are anything but plain. Simple, delicious, flavorful and, most importantly, low-carb and gluten-free, food awaits you and your guests. All you have to do is follow the recipes and be prepared to digest the dozens of compliments you’re bound to get. Who knew entertaining the nourishing way could be so easy? Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or a quiet family dinner at home, you are sure to find the perfect recipes to suit occasion and tickle the taste buds. Even the simplest of comfort foods are taken to a whole new level.
The Complete Guide to Entertaining
What makes CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining so unique? It’s more than a cookbook: it’s a party-planning guide that’ll cover every aspect of your party. Each recipe comes with serving ideas, ingredient substitution suggestions, and tips that’ll assure that your cooking comes out perfectly every time.
The book features recipes for every kind of scenario: breakfasts, brunches, luncheons, casual dinners, formal dinners, buffets, cocktail parties and more. There is no stone left unturned by Rollison and Humphrey—every aspect is completely taken care of. In the back of the book, you’ll even find a complete menu for specific occasions, such as Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day dinners.
Breakfasts, main dishes, side dishes, appetizers, desserts and cocktail recipes are all included so that you and your guests will be well-fed no matter the party type.
Lose Weight Through the Holidays
Everyone knows that the average person gains 10 pounds over the fall and winter holiday season, but you don’t have to be a statistic. Armed with CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining, you’ll be ready to take on the holidays without the guilt but with all the flavor. You’ll be able to indulge in your favorite foods and still lose—or maintain—weight.
Even if you’re headed off to a holiday gathering at a friend or family’s home, bringing along a recipe or two will assure you’ve got plenty of options so you can steer clear of the sugary, starch-laden treats and indulge in your own healthy options. Be sure to bring enough to share—and don’t be surprised when you see other partygoers opting for your dishes over the regular (ahem—boring!) stuff.
Gorgeous to Look at—Delicious to Eat
From the tasty Wild Blueberry Belgian Waffles to the Chicken Salad Waldorf Bites and the Flank Steak Pinwheels, each recipe is maximized not only on taste—but on aesthetic pleasure, too. Your guests will be impressed before they even take their first bites of your offerings; the tasting will just seal the deal.
Your appetizers will be the talk of the town as they travel to their party destinations. You’ll become used to hearing, “Oh wow,” “Oh my,” and “oh goodness…” before dinner is even served. By the time dessert time rolls around, you’ll be glowing. And cocktails? Mocktails too? You’ll be a gluten-free and low-carb entertaining guru and you’ll feel like you’ve spent your whole life doing it.
A Sampling of What’s In Store for You
Gruyere Egg Muffins Parke County Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Roll Cranberry-Walnut Brie Crab Cauliflower Bisque Lemon Beet Salad Flank Steak Pinwheels Eggplant Involtini with Pesto Filling Pecan Latte Gateau Cranberry-Raspberry Agua Fresca Egg Hollandaise Cups Crab Frittata Caramelized Onion Beef Bites Bacon-Wrapped Fig Jalapeno Peppers Roasted Herb-Brined Turkey and Gravy Grilled Goat Cheese, Pesto and Bacon Sandwiches Garlic-Stuffed Rib Roast with Coffee Rub Creamy Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Soup Grilled Endive Salad with Feta and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Vegetable Latkes Gorgonzola Roasted Broccoli Cranberry Sparklers Low-Carb Egg Nog Low-Carb Mimosas Get a Leg Up This Fall and Winter Holiday Season
Start your holiday season off right. Order CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining and you’ll have all the tools you need to host successful holiday gatherings with recipes so delicious you’ll barely believe they’re healthy!