1001 Low-Carb Recipes

I was just looking at the Amazon page for 1001 Low-Carb Recipes. I noticed that it was averaging four stars. Most of my books do better than that, so I looked at a few of the negative reviews to see what folks' objections were.

The main objections are twofold: One, people bought 1001 Low-Carb Recipes thinking it was all new recipes, rather than realizing it was a compilation of previously published recipes. And two, they're annoyed that it includes recipes that call for ingredients that are no longer available, like Ketatoes.

I agree completely that these are both legitimate complaints. I have only this to say in my defense: My publisher didn't consult me.

Really. No joke. Not a single phone call. I first found out they were planning this book when they sent me the cover art to approve, and by that time the text was a done deal. I first saw it when they sent me my author copies.

I'm not objecting too strenuously, you understand, since I make royalties off of the book, having done exactly zero new work on it. Hard to be too upset about that.

But I do very much wish they'd consulted me. I would have been happy to do the work needed to update the ingredients section, suggesting substitutes for discontinued products. I've done exactly that for the new, expanded edition of the slow cooker book.

I also wish they'd put something on the cover about it being a compilation. I've mentioned that fact here at the blog, and on my Facebook fan page, but of course nowhere near everyone who has purchased my books visits this blog, or hangs out on Facebook.

Anyway, I've emailed my editor. I know 1001 is selling pretty well; I've asked him if it's selling well enough to justify revision (keep in mind that every change they make costs money, especially once the book is actually in print), and told him I'd very much like to at least fix the ingredient problem.

I'll also work with the Webmaster (aka That Nice Boy I Married) to put up a page here about substitutes for discontinued ingredients, and hope people find it. I'll mention it on the podcast, to reach that audience, too.

I'm afraid that's all I can do.

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Did you ever get a chance to post the substitution list? If so, let me know where it is, please! Also, speaking of substituting - can inulin be substituted for psyllium husks in some of your early bread recipes? Would like to know - have inulin on hand! Thanks for all your hard work!!
Kathy Jo


Gack! Sorry, that's one that has been on my list but I haven't gotten around to doing yet. I'm trying to catch up on a lot of old web work this week, so I'll try to prioritize that one.

Recipe help

I love your cookbook and use it several times a week. That being said I have a question about making the breads. I do not have a bread machine nor do I have space in my kitchen to get one. How can I make the breads without a bread machine? Please help I have never made bread before. Thanks

I have no problem with the 1001 Low Carb cookbook

After taking it out of the library, I bought 1001 even knowing it was a compilation of 500 and 500 More, both of which I own and use all the time, because it was really handy to have all the recipes in one book. In fact I downloaded a Kindle version as well to have with me when I'm at the store (now, Kindle could do a much better job with how their software handles indexes, but that's not Dana's fault).
Yes, an update for unavailable ingredients would be nice, though for most of them replacements have been discussed on the blog, I'd think. One thing I can't find is dried eggwhites (for "Almond Meal Plus") -- everything I find has sugar in it, for meringues. Is there a source for a smallish amount anywhere?

Dana's Cookbooks

Dana, I cook from your cookbooks daily, and use them more than any other (and I have *lots* of cookbooks!). It is such a nice feeling to know that anything I make from them will be good for me and my family. I also like that most recipes are usually simple and quick to make.
For father's day, I cooked a breakfast (I'm the chef in the family because I love being in the kitchen so much) of zucchini bread (substituting coconut oil for the canola oil and sugar free maple syrup for the faux honey) with whipped cream on top, roasted chicken skin (free from the local butcher - I overheard a woman buying 2 chickens and asking that all the skin be removed; I volunteered to take it and both the clerk and the woman looked at me like I had 2 heads)that my 3 y.o. son calls "chicken bacon" plus some nice berries on the side. Delicious!
Both my sons adore your whipped topping recipe (whipped cream plus a little SF vanilla pudding mix), and for supper the other day, I had a request for "scrambled eggs and whipped cream, please!" Our 3 y.o. is the youngest but tallest kid in his preschool class, and nice and slender, too.
Thanks for all your great cookbooks, Dana - and for helping to keep my family healthy!!


Yes, I have 1001 Low Carb Recipes, and I love it. But I would REALLY like to see a "substitutes" listing of some kind so that I can still try out the recipes that have ingredients I cannot get.

Love this book

1001 Low Carb Recipes is actually the only book of yours I own (yet). I'm still pretty new to this whole low carb thing, but I'm a HUGE fan of your podcast and blog, and so I bought the biggest book I could find.

I have already put up my Amazon review, but I do want to say here that for those of us who do not already own several of your books, this one is great! It saves having to buy a bunch of separate books, which for me (with limited space in my kitchen) was a big deal!

I LOVE 1001 Low Carb Recipes!

I LOVE 1001 Low Carb Recipes! I have another of your books and I don't mind that there are some repeat recipes. I would like to have a list of substitutes for the discontinued ingredients. I hope you can post it soon!


I would Love to see the substitute ingredient list here someday!

Two thumbs up for Dana! I

Two thumbs up for Dana!

I have all your books and would even buy the revised edition.

Which leads me to ask. Any more books being written with Dr. Rob Thompson? I left his diet in a snit last year because I wasn't losing weight, only to realize it was something as simple as my menopause kicking into high gear.

I am happily back on his plan (truly, the easiest diet I've ever been on, and it can easily be modified to one's needs), and I'm happily losing again.

Any other books by the two of you in the works? Thanks.