i quit sugar : week 2 and 3

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.