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Sunday, October 16, 2016

End of Summer Cookout and an Angry Rant!

Indian Summer, That makes it sound too pretty. It is just hot outside! For the middle of October, it is a heatwave. Over 90 degrees tomorrow. Not sitting well with my love of all things fall. The one good thing, is that it is still great weather to grill out. So I am saying so long--for real, I hope--to summer with this delicious meal. I will get to the rant after the meal. If you care, please read all the way to the bottom. If you don't just get the how to on this terrific meal.

In my October issue of the Diner News, I featured Southern recipes. Among them was this fantastic Come Back Sauce. I shared it as we first ate it with fried shrimp, but this is too awesome not to highlight again. I may have messed up the truly southern sauce with one odd ingredient, but believe me, this does make me want to comeback over and over. It is traditionally a blend of mayo, chili sauce and garlic. Yep, but instead of using that familiar bottle of chili sauce, I added the purest of chili sauces. Sambal Oelek. I am in love with this stuff. I tend to use it in all the places I used to use sriracha. No sugar in this one. It adds just the right amount of interest...heat in other words.  You just gotta try a batch. Add hot sauce as you like it and see if you don't come back.

Comeback Sauce

1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp low sugar ketchup
1 tbsp chili sauce
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp hot red pepper sauce

Combine all ingredients and chill.

 12 servings at 32 cal  <1 net g carb

The meal was really a goody. My hubby's favorite side is my old recipe. Nana's Coleslaw with a Kick. The kick is garlic. The recipe is in my original e-book. A classic at our house. I save tons of time buy using pre-shredded coleslaw. If you have a favorite cole slaw recipe, just add a half teaspoon of garlic powder. It will take it to another level of deliciousness.

My hubby also grilled out some lemon pepper zucchini sticks. Those are too easy for a recipe. Just cut zucchini into wedges. Coat with olive oil and sprinkle with lemon pepper. Grill.

 There you have it. This was truly the brightest part of the weekend.

NOW THE RANT:  I have unfortunately, spent way too many hours this weekend trying to defend my work here at the Diner. It seems a competitor has stolen hundreds of recipes from low carb bloggers, removed our copyrights and presented our recipes as their own. I have had to file complaints with Facebook and Pinterest. PLEASE do not support sites that collect the labors of others to profit themselves. The site in question now is 99LowCarb. If you have innocently liked or followed this organization, please reconsider. I spend hours and hours in addition to my teaching to create these recipes. I don't ask a high price for my work, and give so much of it away for free. It is wrong on so many levels to steal someone's labor. Facebook removed the wall posts, but the Pinterest links remain. (as of Sunday, 10/16/2016) So please unfollow them and remove their pins from your account. These people haven't simply reposted my photos, they have created entire web pages for each recipe; sometimes renaming them so the theft is not so obvious. I am hoping most of my pinned recipes will stay, since 99LowCarb flipped many of my images, and cropped them to remove my copyright watermark. Disgusting. If you lose any of my pins, please go back to the Diner board on Pinterest and pin again...from the true creator,

Remember to support me and my cookbook team, Jennifer and Peggy had recipes stolen as well. That is the best way to fight back against these thieves. They are trying to bring down our Low Carbing Among Friends Facebook Page as well, and keep you from seeing more of our recipes on your feed. Grrrr. THANKS for your support and prayers.

UPDATE 10/19/2016: I would like you to know that the responsible party has now apologized and removed the offending site.

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Unknown said...

I think that is worth rant and from what I understand, you cannot copyright a recipe.

Lisa Marshall said...

You may copyright the wording in the instructions, just not the ingredient list. The photos are definitely my property as well.

Ginny said...

Wow Lisa! I found one of my recipes on there also. So sad that there are those out there doing this, taking the hard work of others! So frustrating!

Ginny said...

actually found 3 of my recipes and reported them. I noticed they took down all my recipes and now when you click on a recipe on their fb page you cannot get to their website anymore so I'm wondering if they took it down. Thanks for letting people know about this. I also discovered a kindle low carb set of freebie books Low Carb 6 in 1, that had two of my recipes posted as their own. It makes me wonder how many of those kindle books going around have stolen recipes in them.

Retta said...

I'm so sorry you are having to go thru this, Lisa! You and the others deserve to have your hard work - and generosity - treated with respect. I'll keep my eyes peeled for pins from the thieves.

Unknown said...

Ditto on what Retta said. Your blog is one of my favorites (I think the rest are part of your Low Carbing Among Friends). I am so sorry that people have the nerve to steal. I just want you to know how much I appreciate the information you provide. I couldn't be on this eating style without your help.

Lisa Marshall said...

Thanks everyone. Truth always comes to light.

unter der laterne said...

You are in my thoughts Lisa ! You already have enough stress in your life with your husband out of work . Stay strong ! All the best, Barbara.

Pure Noni Juice said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe. I think everyone in my home will love it too. However, I am not a good cook so I will ask my brother to make it for all of us.

Best Regards,

Joan said...

I have never heard of the FB page you listed...but I will check my liked pages just to be sure. This is terrible! I love your recipes and will always get your newsletter and cookbooks. I believe I have all the cookbooks except one. I owe you email and have time for that tomorrow too, looking forward to catching up!