If you are looking for sugarfree recipes to help reduce or eliminate your sugar intake then you have come to the right place.
These recipes are "sugarfree" meaning there is no table sugar, caster sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup or golden syrup in them. In short, no sucrose.
The sugars used in traditional cooking have been replaced by Dextrose Monohydrate and Glucose Syrup. Dextrose monohydrate is a powdered form of glucose that is readily digestible and is not as addictive as sucrose or High Fructose Corn Syrup.
The recipes have all been tested in my home kitchen using standard baking equipment that we all have at home. The taste-testing has been done by my ever-willing family, friends and co-workers.
Even though these recipes are sugar-free they are not calorie free. It is still possible to gain weight eating these delicious desserts and cookies. So remember to moderate your intake.
I started my sugarfree life in March 2012 to help me lose my baby-weight after the birth of my son. I had lost all but 3 kg of my pregnancy weight but I really struggled to lose that last little bit. Mind you, I started the pregnancy overweight so I really wanted to lose more than that!
Thankfully, my mum gave me a copy of David Gillespie's "Sweet Poison Quit Plan" and I decided to give it a go and see if cutting out sugar would change me. Well, over the following weeks the extra kilograms just peeled off me. Within 2 months I had lost 2.5 kg by only cutting out sugar.
After 5 months, I was down by 6 kg(yay!), but I was missing enjoying dessert. So I went looking for sugar free cookie recipes, dessert recipes and cakes etc but I didn't really find many recipes on the internet to replace my traditional cookbooks. I started this website to share with you my recipes as I convert them from traditional sugar-filled recipes. I would love your feedback on your favourite recipes and what works in your kitchen.
Hmmm, six months later it was Christmas and I had been eating all of my experimental baked goodies so I put all the weight back on (Oh dear!). Maybe sugar isn't the only thing that is wrong in this picture?? That's when I discovered Kathleen Desmaisons and her wonderful work on healing Sugar Sensitive Biochemistry.
I highly recommend having a look at her books "The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program", "Your Last Diet!", and the original "Potatoes Not Prozac". Kathleen sets out a much more comprehensive plan for healing sugar addiction.
I'm giving it a go, why don't you?
So far, all of my sugar free recipes on this sight use Dextrose. Over time, I hope to experiment with other sweeteners such as Stevia and Sucralose. Click on "What's New" for updates.
Since beginning this site, there are some recipes that I have made over and over again!