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Sugar Free Sunday – April 3, 2011

Welcome to one of the sweetest weekly virtual potluck get-together ever! Yes indeed — it is Sugar Free Sunday! In an effort to start the week off on the right foot, every Sunday we host Sugar Free Sunday right here to exchange incredible sugar free recipes. Inspiration? You bet!

As part of today’s sugar free get-together I wanted to share with you a great video on sugar. It’s a talk by Robert Lustig, MD, University of California, San Francisco Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. He gives a scientific view of the effects of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. I know it’s a long video – but definitely worth it. You will never look at sugar the same way again.

How do you participate in the virtual potluck?

  • Link your recipe post (NOT your homepage) if it does not use refined sugar. Your blog does not have to be entirely sugar free, just the dish you’re sharing!
  • Please link back to this get-together somewhere in your post’s text. It’s a great way to invite your readers to the fun!
  • Want to make something sweet without using refined sugar? Just check out all the ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without refined sugar here.
  • Your link doesn’t have to be to a sweet dish! We love to see your sugar free appetizers, entrees, soups, snacks — well — you get the idea!
  • Please don’t link to carnivals or giveaways. This is a party; bring a dish to share!
  • In the ‘Name’ field, please enter who you are and what you’re linking. For example Sonia would put: Bean Kale Pasta Soup [Sonia @ Flip Cookbook]
  • It’s not a party if no one chats! Please join the conversation by leaving a message in the comments section below. Also make sure you have the ‘Notify Me’ checkbox selected so that you can listen as well!
  • Sign up for free to our new venture Velvet Aroma. Shh.. it’s still under wraps but we’ll tell you this — it’ll take your cooking to a whole new level of fun!

We’re so excited to see what you’re cooking….. Sugar Free!

Click on the ‘Add your link’ button below to share.

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9 Responses to Sugar Free Sunday – April 3, 2011

  1. Sara says:

    Thanks for hosting Sugar Free Sundays. I look forward to seeing the other posts that are linked!

    • Raj says:

      Thanks for bringing two awesome dishes to the party! I really love the honey glazed pecan squash dish. I want to try that real soon. (I have two butternut squashes in the pantry that need to be cooked soon!) Will let you know how it goes.

  2. Pingback: Video/Recipe: Grain-free Matzoh Crackers — Real Food Forager

  3. Jill says:

    Hi Raj,
    Thanks for hosting! I shared my grain-free matzoh crackers with a video and also the grain-free coconut bread with a video. I am having an “error” with the coconut bread editor, so I will get your link there as soon as I can get that fixed! Thanks for understanding!

    • Raj says:

      Hi Jill – I love watching your videos! I feel like I’m sitting right in your kitchen! Thanks for sharing both the matzoh and coconut bread with us. I especially loved seeing the gadget you used for making the crackers! I need to get a multi purpose device like that!

  4. I watched that video recently and it was excellent. May need to watch it from time to time to remember the evils of sugar. Thanks for hosting this great weekly event!


  5. Thanks for posting this video. I watched it with my husband, the Chemist/ Chiropractic candidate and he helped explain what was a bit over my head! The way the liver processes large ammounts of fructose makes me think about my uses of Agave (being 70-90% fructose where HF corn syrup is 50-60 I think)…hmmm…

    • Raj says:

      I cut out HF corn syrup a couple of years ago… but I never fully realized it’s effects before watching this.

      I still need to look into Agave. I often use honey as a sweetener and supposedly it “typically has a fructose/glucose ratio similar to HFCS 55, as well as containing some sucrose and other sugars”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-fructose_corn_syrup#Honey). So this makes me wonder about my use of honey…

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