It’s been a whirlwind of a few weeks and I am so beyond excited to share another part of my sugar-free journey to with you.
I think Jon first encouraged me to publish a cookbook back in early January, after I developed the first 24 recipes for the first ever No Sugar, No Sweat 21 day Challenge. I had them all available for challenge members, and thought of them more as tools and tips for them to use, thinking, “hey, I am new to going sugar-free, I like to cook, so maybe people will find these helpful.”
It really can be challenging to come up with new recipes that are not just healthy but sugar-free, so I wanted to create a cookbook with 50 recipes to help people get a starting point for their sugar-free journey, whether they were a member of the challenge or not!
And so I cooked and cooked and cooked and figured out 50 recipes that were good enough to share! I rewrote and reformatted the book literally at least 6 times (I believe the number is closer to 10) to get it right. Even the first version I uploaded to Amazon was kind of a sad PDF that I couldn’t format for the life of me. Even then when I had a good kindle format, I ended up re-doing again and again.
As frustrating as that cookbook was to create, I am so proud of it and humbled by the support it’s gotten from all of you. You’ve encouraged me to publish more for folks struggling to find truly sugar-free recipes. And so this weekend I cooked and I cooked and I cooked some more – to get out an Easter cookbook for folks entertaining this holiday and want to do it sugar-free!
It has appetizers (deviled eggs, a spring salad, Brussels Sprouts with garlic bacon sauce), the main course (sugar-free orange roasted ham with green beans almondine and mashed truffle sweet potatoes, and a carrot cake with cashew cream frosting for dessert!
I hope you all enjoy this new book! Okay, I’m going to have a slice of leftover carrot cake now 🙂 Have a great evening!