Three Simply Sugar-Free Recipes

by HEAB on June 15, 2011

A few weeks ago, I received a copy of Amy Green’s new cookbook, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free.

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The title alone got me so excited, and I couldn’t wait to try some of the recipes.

First up, Amy’s Lemon Cream Cheese, with vanilla stevia drops instead of agave.

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Lemon Cream Cheese + Lemon Blueberry Cornbread = Heaven!

Next up was Amy’s Sweet Curried Carrot Soup


So easy. So Delicious.

Like my motivational spoon? It was a gift from a good friend, and it makes me happy.

The third recipe from Amy’s cookbook was another winner…


My first attempt at homemade refried beans!

Based on Amy’s recipe for refried beans, I used black beans, subbed butter for the oil (not a fan of canola oil), added chicken chorizo sausage, and topped things off with a spoonful of homemade guac. This bowl was so good, and I will never again buy canned refried beans! (That’s a lie by the way. As good as this recipe was, I love Trader Joe’s refried beans with salsa, and I’m lazy.)

For the most part, all of the recipes in Amy’s book are super simple, and the three I made tasted great. My only problem with the cookbook is that most of the sweet recipes contain sugar, just not white sugar. In my opinion, agave nectar, honey, maple syrup, etc. = sugar. Therefore, if you’re looking for a truly “sugar free” cookbook, this may not be the one for you. However, if you simply want quick, easy, and healthy recipes, then this is a good one. Thanks Amy!