I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson

I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson

I recently joined a book program called Blogging for Books, and received this book, “I Quit Sugar” by Sarah Wilson, to read and review.

All I can say is Wow! I learned a lot reading this book about the three different types of sugar and all the ways sugar is snuck into food nowadays.

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In addition to all the wonderful information about sugar and the ill-effects on our bodies, she outlines an 8-week detox to help reset your system. Full-disclosure: I have not done the detox, but I have cut out the amount of sugar I consume from my diet, and am not having the mild blood sugar issues I’ve been having for the past couple of years.

The author has also includes 108 sugar-free recipes in her book. I’ve tried to Bacon and Egg Cupcakes, the Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, and the Coconut Curry Meatballs so far. They are all delicious and really easy. The Bacon and Egg Cupcakes have become a fall back meal in case I’m too tied to make a large meal.

Another thing I really liked about this book was that Sarah seemed really genuine about her detox. She was honest about the difficulty of it at times, and admitted when she lapsed. When she lapsed though, she emphasized not beating yourself up about it and give up, but start again the next day. She has recommendations on how to purge your system (safely) if you do over-indulge in sugar.

I really enjoyed this book and recommend it. Even if you’re not looking for a diet book or a detox, this book contains really informative information.

You can follow Sarah and I Quit Sugar on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IQuitSugar.

Adventures in Cooking: Curried Chicken Meatballs

I’ve been reading the book I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson, and will be doing a thorough review of the entire book soon.

One of the recipes in the book is for Coconut Curried Chicken Meatballs.

I made these over the weekend, sans coconut, because I didn’t have any. However, I don’t feel it affected the flavor too badly.

Her instructions say to put raw and thawed chicken breasts, a shredded carrot, 2 tsp of minced onion, an egg, and the coconut if you have it into a food processor and blend until smooth.

Once all the ingredients are blended into a fine puree, to start forming the puree into meatballs. (Personally, I hate the texture of raw chicken, and pureed raw chicken is even more disgusting to me. So I used a spring scoop to mold my meatballs.) You could make them ahead of time or while you’re waiting the oil to heat up. And this is where I started deviating from the recipe.

The recipe said to heat up 2-3 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil to fry the meatballs in. Couple minutes on one side, a few more minutes on the other side, and cover for 5-6 more minutes. To me, that was too much time in the oil.

So what I did was, I heated up the olive oil, and cooked the meatballs in batches. Two minutes on one side, two on the other, drain, and then I baked them at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes. The frying was to make them nice golden brown.

We had them for lunch and dipped them in my leftover Tika Marsala/Korma Curry sauce. Husband approved of them, and requested them again, but could I please include the coconut this time?

Sorry for not having pictures this time. I wasn’t even thinking about pictures when I was cooking. I was just hoping not to burn my meatballs.