Friday, January 28, 2011

Tour My Sugar-Free Kitchen

Look Quick!
 The cupboard is clean, sort of. But it gives you a peak into how we eat and it starts in the cupboard. We use large glass jars to store grains and beans. You see Garden of Life, Super Green in a canister. We add that to Green Smoothies (check out and can drink it in plain water. For sweet, we have pineapple and shredded coconut with NO ADDED SUGAR.  Apples for homemade raw applesauce is also a special, sweet treat with no sugar, just cinnamon.
 Here are some of our sweet treats, carob snowballs. Great fun for winter fingers! They are just carob, coconut oil, soaked buckwheat, rolled into shredded coconut and sprinkled with Stevia (dehydrated raw organic from Navitas Naturals is the only kind that we use).
Aahhh, the fridge! You see it is also a challenge to find good healthy food to put there but YOU CAN! We have mung bean sprouts, which by the way will taste incredibly sweet when you go off refined sugar.We also have Snowville Creamery Whipping Cream in the half gallon to make butter or the put on breakfast grains. It is the best, naturally sweet thing ever! Well, maybe next to coconut oil. It's all so delicious with your taste buds are freed from the sugar addiction.

 We do use local honey and bananas in moderation; whole foods that contain sugar are still able to impact the blood sugars or endocrine system depending on your specific health circumstances.
Sugar-free pancakes - yes, without syrup. I never thought that I could switch but I love blueberries and shredded coconut. The grains themselves even taste sweet. We use spelt and barley for these (spelt is a older variety that we can handle).

Kefir making its magic! Love the cottage cheese with fruit. These sit in my cupboard almost daily.

My favorite little 4 year old eating machine. He eats non-stop. He needs tons of energy for his one-man, yelling, wrecking, tackling, passionate life. He has one volume, LOUD. And only one speed, FAST, and for that he needs tons of healthy calories. I shudder to imagine his little life if he were given refined sugar. It would not be fun for any of us.

Do you need any sugar-free recipes? Do you have any to share? Creativity is great fun when it is sugar-free!


  1. I was gonig to ask... but thinkk I got my question answered from the above tab. You must homeschool your children?

    I wonder with the way snacks are rampant at schools. How can a parent prevent all that snacking? I've heard of some schools that have been trying to limit it. When you have 30 kids in a class celebrating b-days it gets ridiculous.

  2. Just because we homeschool doesn't remove the problem but it does help! We have been choosing our battles carefully. N's wheat and sugar intolerance are serious, A's corn is not. My sugar allergy is very serious. We talk about it with the kids ahead of time. At church or co-op or friends' houses, they ask sweetly the adult what the contents are and then they can either eat it or not. We try SUPER hard to teach respectfullness to our hosts and I usually can quietly bring another snack to share telling our host ahead of time only about the serious allergies. It does get overwhelming for people so I just keep it short and sweet.

    With B-days we are taking the focus off food and instead doing blessing cards where we write or say a nice attribute about that person or invite them to do a fun activity instead of useless presents and poisonous sugar.

    Obviously, being kind but firm, a parent can work WITH their care-givers to protect their children's health.

  3. Did you make the cottage cheese from scratch? If so, can you share the recipe?

    The Sotos

  4. It sounds like you are doing a good job of teaching them why the food is good/bad for them too. Hopefully as they get older they choose the good food on their own! Awesome!

  5. Yes, we make homemade cottage cheese from kefir. It's very easy actually just neglect the kefir for about 36 hours and do absolutely nothing. Do not stir the kefir grains and leave the milk in a warm place for 24-36 hours, then you will have kefir cottage cheese. Just do not leave it too long as it will change from sweet to bitter. You pour the kefir through a metal strainer. The liquid is whey and you can use it to soak grains. The cheese will remain with the grains in the strainer. Ours never lasts long after that but you can keep in the frig and serve with fruit. All you need are kefir grains, which I may be able to send you some if you want, and milk (non-homogenized and low temp pasturized works best, it's really yummy with a little whipping cream). Easy. Very easy, especially considering I cannot even keep a cactus plant alive, but I can do this. LOL.