My name is Kim and I love spending time in the kitchen whipping up good old fashioned comfort food and sweet treats without the sugar, the guilt and the calories.
What You’ll Find Here
I’m a little obsessed with Japanese, Thai, and Mexican cuisine and love giving my favourite take out classics a healthy makeover, substituting in more natural ingredients for sweetness. I don’t want to give up my take away faves, but I don’t want the sugar or the calories either!
I’m also Inspired to recreate lightened up and healthy versions of dishes that my mum and gran used to make. I have such vivid memories of some of these dishes, but I know they weren’t as healthy as they could be!
I need to eat 6 smaller meals a day, so to keep the hangries as bay I have to have plenty of healthy snacks on hand. So my other focus is on creating easy and healthy snacks for the working week so when the munchies hit I have no excuses for not eating healthy!
I also have a bit of a sweet tooth thanks to my mum, which means I often have to have dessert shortly after I finish Dinner, but I’m on a mission to make these indulgences as healthy as possible, swapping out the sugar for alternative sweeteners.
These are the driving forces behind why I make the recipes I do. I want to eat what I love and enjoy, minus the sugar highs, the sugar lows and the foggy brain!
On a Personal Note
Over the years, I’ve had my fingers in a few pies. I was a HR Manager for 10 years. I worked in the fitness industry for 14 years as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer – alongside my corporate job. I have a Bachelors degree and an MBA. I’ve also owned an Outdoor Fitness business.
I transitioned careers when I was 30 and have been working in the IT Industry for 13 years working on huge projects and small projects. I never thought I would have an indoor dog. I’ve competed in Tough Mudder and survived. I’ve travelled the world on my own before I was married and didn’t start blogging until I was in my 40’s.
And…. I’ve always known I’m fiercely independent, even though my husband tells me “we’re a team now”. Such sage advice. He’s definitely a keeper.
These days I’m an IT Professional by day, passionate food blogger by night. Some might say I am slightly obsessed with it, blogging that is. For me it is the perfect blend of creativity and geekery! After spending so long in the IT Industry I was craving a creative outlet.
This blogging thing is just what I was looking for, and I didn’t even know it.
Now, you might have noticed the four legged boy on this page. His name is Charlie and he is the resident furkid at My Sugar Free Kitchen.
He lives for big kitchen cooking days, especially those involving some kind of meat.
He also adores photography shoots so he can get his best poses on camera and be rewarded with some tasty treat.
My husband, Terry is Chief Taste Tester.
He loves all the sweet things I make, even when I don’t love them. Yes, he even loves my failures. Thank goodness for husbands.
He relishes tasting new things I haven’t made before and I suspect is often kinder in his review than the thing actually deserves. Thank goodness for husbands.
He even washes up my messes. Even when I have used almost every gadget in the house. Thank goodness for husbands.
Food has been a long time passion of mine and this here little blog is a place to share my best healthy lightened up comfort food recipes.
From My Kitchen to Your Kitchen.