George Stella's Livin' Low Carb

George Stella's Livin' Low Carb

Family Recipes Stella Style

George lost weight with Stella Style: "eating fresh foods, using low-carb ingredients to reinvent your old favorites, developing better eating habits, and, most of all -- eating food you love!" And he wasn't the only one: The entire Stella family shed more than 560 pounds.
In Livin' Low Carb, George has brought together more than 125 of the Stella family's favorite recipes. For breakfast there are Blueberry Pancakes or George's Gorgeous Macadamia Banana Muffins. For lunch or dinner try Low-Carb Pizza, Tequila Chicken Quesadillas, Spaghetti Squash Alfredo, Lasagna, Anaheim Shrimp Scampi, and Southern Fried Chicken. And don't forget soups, salads, and vegetables! You'll find recipes here for Key West Caesar Salad, Turkey Vegetable Soup, and Garlic Mock Mashed Potatoes. If it's sweets you crave, try Chocolate Pecan Brownies or New York Ricotta Cheesecake. There are also party recipes (Nutty Muddy Trail Mix, Teriyaki Sesame Tuna Skewers), tasty drink concoctions (Strawberry Milkshakes, Lemon-Lime Slushees), and a wide array of condiments and dressings (including Quick and Easy Ketchup and Thousand Island Dressing).
These recipes feature easy-to-find, low-carb ingredients that will fit any budget. More than just a cookbook, Livin' Low Carb is a practical guide to a sustainable low-carb lifestyle.
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743269971 | 
  • January 2005
List Price $18.99
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Chapter One: Stella Style

I'm George Stella, the Low-Carb Chef, and six years ago I weighed 467 pounds. That's right, 467 pounds! I was only thirty-nine years old, but I was suffering from congestive heart failure and living on disability. I couldn't even button the largest pair of pants I could find at the department store, so I used a safety pin instead and let my shirts hang down in front so no one could see. By then, it didn't really matter anyway. I could hardly walk, so I stayed home in a wheelchair most of the time. I couldn't even make it across the kitchen without stopping for a breather.

Only a few years earlier I'd... see more

About the Author

George Stella
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George Stella

George Stella, a professional chef for more than twenty years, is the author of George Stella's Livin' Low Carb and the host of the Food Network's Low Carb and Lovin' It. He lives with his wife and sons, Anthony and Christian, in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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