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"It's a 'once in a blue moon' thing..."
That's what I said about DJ Foodie's book, TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE. I was not the alone in suggesting if you're going to get one low carb book ever, it is THE ONE.
But if you're getting two? Add THE FAKERY to your list.
These two revolutionary books by DJ Foodie complement one another, presenting a complete picture of how to plan, eat, and bake low carb (deliciously). Together, they present an easy-to-follow ROADMAP to jumpstart dieting success. Painlessly. You’ll enjoy every bite!
I borrowed this book from a friend after asking what she had done to lose so much weight. This book has completely changed my mindset of how to eat correctly. Not only have I lost 50 lbs in less than 6 months and dropped 3 pants sizes but it has gave me my life back. It is packed full of great recipes and a vast array of knowledge that only someone with years of experience could acquire... Don't hesitate to get your copy today and start living your life again. Be happy and healthy!
BEN SCHLEGEL // TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE
TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE: Part low carb how-to, part cookbook, and 100% fun– a truly practical reference for eating in the real world.
DJ meticulously outlines his research-based “Low Primal” philosophy and shares the secrets that helped him lose 141 pounds.
TONS of info in this massive book’s 574 pages: motivational tidbits, how-to guides, humor and 226 chef-tested recipes.
THE FAKERY: New! Grain-free baking is deconstructed in this comprehensive (but still easy-to-understand) reference and cookbook.
DJ examines common grain-free ingredients and how they work together, the secret ratios for perfect results every time and how to substitute.
240 pages, featuring 56 proven recipes to whip up as-is or use as a starting point for your own creativity. Gorgeous photos and colorful illustrations.
Written in the same funny, down-to-earth tone people loved from TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE; it’s the perfect follow-up and companion book.
I have both books and love them both. I've recommended them to several people. Beyond recipes, the biggest value to me are the explanations of ingredients, tips on cooking, and suggestions on how to experiment. A big plus is that he is funny and entertaining. It's the first cookbook I've actually ENJOYED reading. Who couldn't love this guy?
PEGGY TRENT-STEWART // TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE & THE FAKERY
Two of the best low carb cookbooks on the market today. You can't go wrong with either or both. If I could only have 2 cookbooks, these would be the two I would have!
SHARON DAY // TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE & THE FAKERY
Save yourself the stress of figuring it out on your own. Right now, you can get these two books in a special, combo offer to 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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