i quit sugar : week 2 and 3

by Kate on March 24, 2013

Raspberry Ripple

Photo : Sarah Wilson

I meant to check in last week but uni got a bit out of control. The busy-ness of last week actually made me re-assess just how many units I can commit to while I still have Alfie at home. After a lot of soul searching, I came to the decision that one unit at a time is all I can manage at this point.

It is Alfie’s last year at home before he heads off to school next year and I want to make the most of the time we have together before the little guy gets corrupted by the school yard. As soon as I made the decision and withdrew from one of my two units, I felt like such a weight had been lifted.

On the ‘i quit sugar’ front, things have been going really well. We have had a few people over for dinners and it has been really nice to try out some of the sweet treats from the book.

The avocado and chocolate mousse was so easy to make and was a real hit. It has such an intense chocolate flavour so I would recommend serving them in espresso cups as overall it is a very rich desert.

Yesterday, I made the raspberry ripple which was such a hit with our guests. I served it alongside a cheese plate and it was the perfect accompaniment.

The recipe can be found in Sarah’s book but it also sprung up in a google search via channel 10′s ‘The Circle. You can get it here.

If you are interested in reading a little more on the sugar and fructose debate, you should head over to Sarah’s site. It contains so much information but I found this post really interesting.

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1 Kelly March 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I have started eating a Paleo diet. No sugar, grains or dairy. It has changed my life. After getting the sugar out of my system I feel so much better and have so much more energy, not to mention losing weight. Best of luck to you!


2 CitricSugar March 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Glad to hear the sugarless life is going well for you! I came across an avocado/chocolate pudding recipe this summer that was a total surprise so I imagine it was similar. I’d easily make it again…

And good for you for realizing that your plate was full with uni. Better to take more time to do it right than to merely juggle it and survive.


3 Seaweed & Raine March 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Oh yum! Those sound totally delish! I’m going to have to try them.
That school thing can be a bit of a pain really. My eldest started kindy this year, and that afternoon pick up jams up the whole afternoon – and getting anything done (epecially since it interrupts nap time for the other two!). Enjoy your year with Alfie at home. You only get these young years for such a short time – and they go way to quick for my liking. I take my hat off to you for being able to fit Uni in too!
Hope your day is “sunny side up”! :)


4 Kirst March 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

You made the right decision re: the little guy.

This looks amazing…make it for me next time I hit town. x


5 casey March 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Goodness it’s funny that i’m visiting you now! I am beginning the candida cleanse diet which means- no sugar. Not even fruit sugar. I’m off to the Doctor to make my research official.
Don’t feel quite so alone now!


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