Sandra's Blog

Spring Keto Celebration

Spring Keto Celebration

It’s Springtime and that means everything is in bloom.  I’ve been busy in the kitchen cooking up a delicious Spring keto dessert.  It takes a little time, but not too much and the results are great.  I used the Simple Mills Vanilla cake mix and put it in my silicone donut molds and baked for 15-18 min at 350 F in the oven.  Let cool then remove from mold and place on parchment paper to fill and assemble.

Lemon Curd:

3-4 lemons = 1/2/ cup of lemon juice

Zest from one lemon

1/3 C. Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener

4 egg yolks

1/3 C. Unsalted butter cut into cubes

In a glass bowl mix the egg yolks, Lakanto, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Whisk together.  Place over a pan of simmering water and whisk for 8-10 min (until the curd has thickened.  Take off heat and whisk in cubes of butter until smooth.  Let cool.

Meringue:

4 egg whites

1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartart

1/3 C. Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener

Mix all...

Continue Reading...

NO MORE SUGAR!!!

Those who know me, know I was a sugar addict.  What is the difference between someone who enjoys a little sweet now and then and an addict? 

First, you can't eat just a little sugar.  If you do, you simply want more - which creates a whole cycle of addiction. 

You know that little voice in your head?  The one that says, "One bite won't hurt".  Well for a sugar addict that voice is heard and heeded even if you know you shouldn't.

Last September, after comparing 4 quarterly cbc blood tests side-by-side, I noticed my glucose levels (while not at diabetic level) were consistently rising.  Not only that, I had a hypoglycemic event that led to an ER visit.  That is when I decided my addiction had to end and I went on a keto diet. 

In my consulting office we have a few simple screenings we can do.  One is to look at a few drops of urine through a sugar refactometer.  This screening does not diagnose diabetes (only your doctor can do...

Continue Reading...