friday favorite finds – sweet tooth

It’s Friday! So that means it’s time to link up with Finding Joy in My Kitchen‘s Friday Favorite Finds. Here are my Pinterest food finds for the week.

You might be wondering why a person whose blog is called “Pure Sugar” is suddenly so down on sugar and carbs. Well, when my husband was diagnosed with diabetes about a little less than a month ago, it became necessary to make some dietary changes, and that’s why we’ve been eating low-carb. I’m also really interested in Paleo diets because I’ve read a lot of research about how eating Paleo is beneficial to diabetics and people with auto-immune disease (like Hashimoto’s, which I have). I’m not 100% committed to this just yet (and maybe I never will be I don’t know), but I do feel a lot better avoiding certain foods so I’m mostly looking for these types of recipes lately.

Main dishes, side dishes? No problem. The desserts are giving me trouble though. I have quite the sweet tooth as my blog’s name suggests. So I’ve been collecting low-carb and Paleo-friendly treat recipes as I see them. My birthday is next week, so I think I might be picking one of these instead of a more traditional cake. Just goes to show, you don’t need flour to make a fab dessert! Check it out!

Pumpkin Pie Dessert – This one needs some tweaking to fit into our diet, but I don’t think it would be too hard. Pumpkin and pecans are both allowed, and we do eat dairy, so I think this one has potential!


Apple-Walnut Dessert – A Paleo twist on apple crisp, one of my favorites


Fudgy Paleo Brownies – For some reason, this doesn’t seem to be linking back to the original source, but check out Health-Bent’s recipe here. I would use peanut butter instead of almond butter, but wow, do these sound great!

Source: None via Carol on Pinterest


Chocolate Paleo Snack Cake – Sense a theme here? I looove chocolate! I can stick with any eating plan as long as it includes chocolate cake on occasion.


Paleo Coconut “Rice” Pudding – I haven’t totally ruled out rice yet, but for now I’m not eating it. However, I used to really enjoy my Kheer recipe and if I can make something similar (with cauliflower of all things) I will be thrilled!


Be sure to head over to Finding Joy in My Kitchen and see what inspired everyone else this week!

2 Replies to “friday favorite finds – sweet tooth”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing all these finds with us this week. We often make baked apples – just cinnamon over apples, baked until warm and yummy — so your apple walnut dessert, I’m sure, will be a great one.

  2. I will have to look into this. Bill’s a “new” diabetic too, and I have they thyroid issues. Thanks for bring it to attention!

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