What is ApoE4? Why You Should Be Tested – A Quick Primer on Paleo for the Confused Fat Consumer


To Paleo or not to Paleo? That is the question. If you are ApoE 3/4 or 4/4 that is not a question at all, you do not process lipids well – lipids are fats. Approximately 25-30% of the population have the ApoE4 variant. If you do, you are at a higher risk for Cardio Vascular Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, …

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The Fat Free Gourmet’s Zucchini and Corn Flakes — or How big is too big?

Fat Free Zucchini and Corn Flakes with Fat-Free Ranch Dressing

  A fat-free recipe for medium garden grown zucchini,  or other vegetable of your heart's desire! Ahhh zucchini. You can stuff them, steam them, sauté them, even eat them raw! They are a low-calorie vegetable that will take on the flavor, be it sweet or savory, of whatever you choose to mix with them. Garden grown zucchini present a special …

Quick and Easy Super Yummy Fat-Free Yuletide Eggnog


Serve this delicious nog with a spice dusting of your choosing: pumpkin pie spice blend, apple pie spice blend or just good ol' freshly ground nutmeg...a dollop of fat-free whipped cream, or even a few mini-marshmallows...or all of them if you are feeling it! This fat-free eggnog will blend well with your favorite spirits or a shot or two …

Your Health Cocktail – What Are You Drinking?


We all have a mix, a cocktail if you will, that got us to where we are, our own personal brew that makes up our health profile. “Yeah, right, life is like a cocktail!” you’re saying to yourself. Just stay with me here. ..compare your life to a Tequila Sunrise, a mixed drink made of orange …

Fat Free Butternut Spinach Soufflé Muffins


  Original recipe from Melissa Placzek at http://www.ChinDeep.com …tweaked to fat-free by Melinda Perino Bebb, The Fat Free Gourmet Okay, first let me start by saying that Melissa has an awesome website! She writes and shares ideas about everything I love, especially FOOD!  From crafts to photography, gift ideas to homemade bath salts, what to put on your iPod or in your …

My Fat-Free Friday Rant or 4 Things you can do to Find Your Puzzle Pieces


Okay, it is Friday and I feel I should come up with some wonderful foodie creation – the day is young perhaps I will, but in the mean time, here are some thoughts that I want to share with you – four things you can do to get a healthier mind and body with links …

The Fat Free Gourmet – Who Is She?


What is a gourmet? Webster’s dictionary defines the noun gourmet as someone who enjoys fine food and drink, an epicure; the adjective gourmet as characteristic of high quality or skilled preparation…okay, I’ll take that! Now let us add in parameters: low-fat or fat-free, incredible tastes and flavors. Throw in a 100% Italian family background of chefs and …