Here are a few of my favorite websites and blogs to browse for inspiration. Check ‘em out! 

My Must-Read Blogs:

Authority Nutrition – Kris Gunnars is a medical student who sets the record straight concerning health food hype and evidence-based nutrition.

The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.- A retired physician and author of the best-selling Protein Power, Dr. Michael Eades shares his reflections on the latest nutrition science and research. 

Elana’s Pantry – Elana Amsterdam is a mother and creator of simple, nourishing recipes featuring almond flour and coconut flour. 

Go Kaleo – A personal trainer and health educator who lost 80 lbs, Amber speaks out to debunk the myths perpetuated by the proponents of extremist, fad diets. 

Kalyn’s Kitchen – Kalyn is a home cook who lost 42 lbs on the South Beach diet and shares low-glycemic recipes featuring fresh, accessible ingredients.

Zen Psychiatry – Dr. Elana Miller is a psychiatrist who is passionate about integrating western medicine with eastern philosophy to help people lead fuller, happier lives. She shares her reflections and wellness tips here.

Diabetes Support Blogs

Blood Sugar 101 (Jenny Ruhl’s site)

Autoimmune Disease Diet Blogs

Against All Grain

Deliciously Organic

Elana’s Pantry

Lower Carb/Whole Foods Blogs

All Day I Dream About Food

Buttoni’s Low Carb Recipes

Carb Wars

DJ Foodie

Hold The Toast!

Holistically Engineered

Splendid Low Carbing 

Trim Healthy Mama Blogs

Sheri Graham’s Recipes

  • Suzie

    Hi Lauren,
    I just bought the cookbook and it looks great! One question – on page 47, in the lemon ice cream recipe, you call for sugar-free sweetener, erythritol and stevia. Could you clarify, please?

    • Lauren B.

      Hi, Suzie! Great question. :) I meant there that any sweetener equivalent to 1/4 cup sweetener would work. The erythritol and stevia listed there ARE equivalent to 1/4 cup sweetener, but if you wanted to use honey or some other sweetener you could substitute that instead. I will clarify that point in the next edition of the book. Thanks for bringing my attention to it, Suzie!

  • Hannah

    Hey Lauren, your website is amazing (being sugar-intolerant and not getting along so well with carbs), but I was wondering if there were any other nut flours I could substitute for almond? I am fine with quite a few nuts but I really can’t do almonds, which is such a shame… Anyway, any suggestions?

    • Lauren B.

      Hi, Hannah! You might be able to use ground cashews as a substitute for almond flour. Which ever nut meal you use, just be sure that it is finely ground to achieve the best texture in your treats. Grind your nuts and seeds only after freezing them for a few hours to have the most success making nut and seed meals at home. :) Please let me know how it goes once you’ve tried some substitutions, Hannah. Good luck!

  • Cara

    Hi Lauren,

    I love your site and your recipes! I was wondering what interface or program you used to make your eBook?


    • Lauren B.

      Hi, Cara! Thanks for the kind words. I used OpenOffice and converted the document into a pdf file with that software’s built in pdf converter. OpenOffice is free to download at the company’s website. Good luck with your own culinary project!