Sick of Low Carb Baking Fails?
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Breads, donuts, pizza and muffins are some of the most-craved foods when people cut carbs.
They are also among the hardest to "fake."
Anybody who's tried knows, just because somebody on Pinterest calls it "bread" doesn't mean it's so!
But now, there is an alternative to (expensive) trial and error: Chef DJ Foodie deconstructs grain-free baking into simple, practical terms anyone can master in THE FAKERY, a colorful and engaging baking primer.
The FAKERY outlines simple ratios, clear, step-by-step guidance and tons of pro secrets to getting decadently delicious results every time. With the principles you learn (and dozens of proven recipes as your personal cheat-sheet), you'll be ready to take on any baking challenge and low-carb it right!
Best baking book I have ever owned, grain or no grain. The picture dictionary, with the different flours and texture you can SEE with the in-depth explanation of everything is the greatest help I have ever had with understanding ingredients, flavor and texture.
BRITTANY MARROW // THE FAKERY
Everything I've made is delicious. He also gives enough information about the science of some of the oddball ingredients that repeatedly come up in low carb cooking (think xanthan gum) to make better decisions if, like me, you can't resist trying to adapt favorite recipes yourself. I've purchased other low carb cookbooks and been disappointed. Not these. Two thumbs up.
JOAN HOPE // TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE & THE FAKERY
I just received mine and went down the rabbit hole for an hour without even realizing it. These books are FANTASTIC and worth every penny. After losing 100lbs in the last year, I'd still like to maintain a lower carb lifestyle and these books are just what I was looking for!!!! Cannot WAIT to read more. Thank you, Low Carb Zen and DJ Foodie!!!
KELLY MILLER // TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE & THE FAKERY
We want you to be 100% DELIGHTED! For paper books, please review the bonus PDF right away. Refunds are available before shipping (the next day). We cannot accept returns. PDF purchases are eligible for refund for up to 60 days. Other refunds may be available for unusual circumstances (such as a transit-damaged book)–contact DJ for assistance. Ready to get cooking?!
Save yourself the stress of and expense of figuring it out alone. Right now, you can also add DJ Foodie's (574-page) how-to guide and cookbook, TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE: AKA THE BIG BOOK OF BACON in a special, combo offer and save more.
Not really. A couple recipes are (intentionally) more involved, with step-by-step instructions to teach specific cooking techniques. But most of what you get are normal, everyday recipes using readily-available ingredients. It's the kind of stuff you’d be making for dinner, with a few fancier, "company's coming" options. It’s a very practical cookbook, with instructions clear enough for any level of cooking expertise.
DJ's books are Keto-friendly, although not Keto-specific (with specific ratios of macros). DJ’s recommended target in CARBAGE is 30 net carbs a day, so the vast majority of recipes are under 10 net carbs a serving. FAKERY is similar and most of the recipes do use common keto macro percentages. Bonus points: Nutritionals are broken down–not just by recipe, but by ingredient–so it’s extremely convenient for trackers.
More or less. DJ’s orientation is “Low Primal,” so natural food is always the star. Some recipes include dairy. Honey is not recommended as a sweetener because of its impact on blood glucose, but information on using honey as a sweetener is still included in CARBAGE. So you're free to make the recipes however works best for you.
Yes! There are no wheat products in the ingredients. But if you need to be completely gluten-free, please be sure to check the brands you use because as you already know, gluten mysteriously shows up in lots of places we wouldn’t expect to see it. Sneaky gluten!
Not exactly. You can get the PDF version. Unfortunately, these books cost a small fortune to ship abroad. Some of our paper-book-loving friends have sent them to friends or a mailing service for forwarding, but we understand that's a lot of fuss. We hope to offer them worldwide someday. But for now, everyone can get the PDF versions.
Look for an email within a few minutes of ordering. Sometimes, spam filters do eat it, though. There are also download links on the order confirmation page. However, if you can't find the links or are just having any kind of trouble with the process, no worries. Just give a holler for an alternate link and all the help you need getting it sorted.
We're talking very large PDF files – hundreds of full-color pages – so sometimes a download will go awry, especially on iPads. Those iPads are fussy as well as shiny! Give a holler and we'll get you fixed right up.
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DJ Foodie once weighed 352 pounds, describing himself as “depressed, sick and scared.” Low Primal eating offered him a second chance at a healthier life.
As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef DJ has worked under some of the greatest chefs on the West Coast. He’s hosted a food-themed radio show, served as Manager of Special Projects at AllRecipes.com, and owned a catering company.
DJ's unique combination of personal weight loss history and professional expertise puts him in a singular position to help YOU follow in his Low-Primal footsteps–deliciously!
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Early printings of this book sold out. We're doing better at keeping it available, but cannot promise how long current stock will last.