Hi there and welcome!
I’m Kelly, the writer, photographer, cook, baker, and recipe developer behind this blog.
I have been following a low-carb / ketogenic lifestyle since December 2016 to help me battle some autoimmune and gut issuses I developed after having my youngest daughter.
Because of this, most of my newer recipes I share tend to be lower in carbs or include substitutions if you are following a keto or paleo diet. However, since the rest of family members are not on a paleo or keto diet, you will still find family favorite recipes with a focus on Asian, Instant Pot, slow cooker and one pot / pan / skillet dishes. Many of these work well for Sunday meal prepping to help take the stress away from that 5 pm dinner rush.
If you’re looking for more Asian recipes, I recently published my first Slow Cooker Cookbook in November 2016 which was named one of the best cookbooks of 2016 by The Washington Post. You can find it at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all major bookstores as well as more details about what’s inside HERE:
I am a mom of two and married to my high school sweetheart.
I grew up with two foodie parents who both cooked freshly prepared meals almost every evening.
I am also a self-taught baker and got caught with the baking bug shortly after having my son in 2011. He is the reason why life was made sweeter and inspires many of my creations.
- I am a big veggie lover and am always trying to sneak more veggies into my kids and meat-loving husband’s meals
- I adore anything with coconut, lemon, and avocado
- I stay active by practicing yoga & strength training almost daily
Before having our kids, my husband and I lived in a large city with a diverse food culture. We also had a chance to travel to many places around the world in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and across North America so you will see many recipes that have been inspired by the places we have visited.
Here are some reader favorites:
These days, you can usually find me making a mess in the kitchen with my two small kiddos while dreaming up new and exciting recipes.
If you have a question or comments, please feel free to drop me a line at: lifemadesweeter (at) gmail (dot) com.
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