My name is Kim and I’m from the Sunshine Coast Australia – a stretch of 60 kilometers (35 miles) of beach on one side and mountains on the other, and a serious tourist hotspot for both locals and international visitors.
Its a melting pot of artists, creatives, foodies, small business and professionals, many of which, like my husband and I, have made the “Sea Change” and left the concrete jungle of city living behind. From Caloundra in the south to Noosa in the north, we are just about half way in between, and a good old 10 minutes walk to the beach.
Life is good.
I love spending time in the kitchen whipping up sugar free dinners, desserts and sweets.
What You’ll Find Here
I focus alot on making delicious sugar free dinners & desserts. Particularly ones that aim to keep you fuller for longer, reduce cravings, & give you more energy. I like to keep my recipes healthy, light, and uncomplicated. Many of my recipes are sweetened with stevia which I buy from the local Woolworths here in Australia.
What’s For Dinner?
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 at 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!
After Dinner Sweet Tooth
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 now for 13 years working on both large 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 really 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.
- Find out how you can get started with eating less sugar with my Beginners Guide To Cutting Out Refined Sugars
- Discover tips and insights for cutting out sugar in My Sugar Story – How I Tamed The Sugar Monster
- Confused about what’s healthy and what’s not? Check this out: Say No To Sugar with Smart Food Swaps
- Find food labels confusing? I can help you make sense of them with How to Read Food Labels in 3 Steps