I never thought that I would own a restaurant.
You may know me as The Sugar Free Diva
I have been sugar free for over a decade. Being sugar free has been a good thing to me as I have reached the goals that I set when I decided to cut out sugar.
Now I am embarking on a new path.
Nope! I am not giving up my sugar free lifestyle.
I am simply adding to my sugar free lifestyle by leaning towards a Mediterranean Diet influenced lifestyle too.
The good news is that the Mediterranean Diet is somewhat sugar free as is.
However, it is also friendly to natural sugar as in the kind that comes in fruit. This diet also encourages eating vegetables, plant-based oils, nuts, and whole wheat grains.
Growing up I was that kid who was always craving the sweet stuff.
Looking back on it, I started early on my journey as a sugar addict. My mother would serve me that popular ‘punch’ . I would ride my bike to the local drug store with my friends in search of the sweetest thing that I could stuff into my mouth. I was constantly looking for the next sweet thing. Unfortunately, all of those sweets took their toll on my teeth, my body and my mind.
It was during college that I decided that I needed to cut my sugar habit.
Well, it did not help that I was in nursing school learning all about the body and how everything, including sugar, affects the body. So, I decided to start a new journey down the sugar free path.
For me, trying to figure out how to make things with sugar alternatives, was a personal quest.
That personal quest became increasingly popular with other people in my life. Before I knew it, I was sharing my recipes and goodies with so many people.
This site is not just all about sugar free recipes
There are fabulous other things that we can enjoy too. Sometimes, we may be feeling the low carb thing. Other times it could be the vegan thing . I have tried them all at some time or another.
Going into the restaurant business was a new path for me.
While I cannot share specific recipes that are from my restaurant, I do share sugar free or ‘copycat’ versions of what we serve.