On quitting sugar

4 weeks on - I have still quit the sugar.
It's the latest thing in nutrition, sugar is the root of all evil now.

but it depends on who you listen to on what is allowed and what isn't.

I have decided to be team Sarah Wilson, one because i like her hair, and secondly because Dr Ian Maber seems to think the same things she does, and when i lived in London i used to see him a lot and he seems a genuinely nice man.


No sugar, honey, agave, banana, fruits other than berries, but you are allowed the odd slice of sourdough and the fat from a pork chop.

I have so much energy which is just as well given we are about to embark on all the weddings.

and i haven't craved a cream slice at all, mainly because the internets are full of recipes for sweet treats that are sugar free.

Admittedly you need to become friends with your local health food shop to make them, and be a big fan of coconut, nuts and seeds and have a good food processor. The above cake i made for TOMP's birthday, sugar free, dairy free, gluten free all the hashtags. It's from the merrymaker sisters, i swapped the honey for organic rice malt syrup.

A lot of the sugar free brigade seem to be Australian, perhaps because the weather is nicer, and they all leap about in short shorts? It does mean that all the recipe measurements are in cups, so make sure you have a set.

and because people will email saying

"loved the post, what is that rose called I'm getting married next year and it just matches my colour scheme perfectly"


"where did you get those ombre birthday candles?"

Bombastic and they are just sun faded Chanukka candles.


Hannah said...

A customer was rude and unreasonable to me today and it upset me a bit. My first response was to eat nearly a whole bag of jelly babies. Now I feel awful. It just sounds like such a lot of work going sugarfree but everyone says you feel amazing.

Sue A said...

Better not bring banana bread then...

Anonymous said...

Congrats on get a mention on Gardenista. (12/05/14)

You will have all America at your door.

Apropos of going sugar free- I found giving up 40 years of smoking much easier and have failed miserably.

*waves* from mrswoo

Laura Coleman said...

Where do you find the time to internet the recipes, make the recipes, run a shop, walk a dog, write, blog and remain witty. Without sugar. Much respect.

On Bombastic. Who names roses?