David Gillespie’s “The Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook”


book cover The Sweet Poison Quit Plan CookbookYou’ve probably noticed at The Sugar Breakup we’re big fans of David Gillespie.

Reading ‘The Sweet Poison Quit Plan’ opened our eyes to the dangers of fructose and made us look at what and how we were eating.

But quitting sugar didn’t stop our love of cooking and baking. As David says, “When you quit sugar you don’t want to resign from life. You are still going to put treats into children’s lunchboxes, you’re still going to need to take a plate to the school fete, you’re still going to want to invite people over for morning tea and to do that you are going to need normal food.”

Our journey into cooking sugar free treats started with the recipes in The Sweet Poison Quit Plan.

David’s wife Lizzie developed these recipes using dextrose for their family and we grew to love many of them. Imagine how delighted we were when The Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook was launched early this year. They have taken Lizzie’s recipes and further developed them with professional chefs to ensure they work for sugar eaters and people who have quit sugar.

sweet poison recipes app screenshot jpgAnd now there’s also The Sweet Poison Recipes iPhone and iPad App! Which is not just wonderful recipes straight to your iPhone or iPad but also video demonstrations, handy hints on cooking with dextrose and a shopping list function to help with buying ingredients.

We’re pleased to announce there will be a signed copy of The Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook from David Gillespie in our sugar free prize pack!

To be in the running to win The Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook and other fantastic sugar free prizes go to Facebook.com/TheSugarBreakup.

Entries close Tuesday 5th November so get in quick and GOOD LUCK!

Baking Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes


melindas gf goodies blueberry lemon cupcakesWhen you become sugar and fructose free you say goodbye to shop bought cakes and biscuits.

You really have to develop your own cooking skills to feed yourself, friends and family delicious wholesome food and The Sugar Breakup is here to support you on that journey. But with work and family commitments you don’t always have time for whizzing up a batch of cupcakes for school or the office let alone taking into consideration food intolerances.

That’s where Melinda’s Gluten Free and Fructose Friendly Cupcakes are lifesavers.

Melinda’s new cupcake range of Blueberry Lemon and Raspberry Coconut hit the supermarket shelves a couple of months ago and they are perfect for feeding sugar and non-sugar eaters and, as with all of Melinda’s goodies, they are gluten free as well.

We made a batch of the Gluten Free, Fructose Friendly Blueberry Lemon cupcakes on the weekend. Here’s our tips for cooking success. Continue reading

Our first Facebook competition is now live!


Just win!Enter now over at our Facebook and you’re on your way to WIN an exclusive 20-piece sugar free prize pack!

The prize pack features goodies from Kitz Living Foods, Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies, Ridiculously Delicious Peanut Butter, Taste Nirvana, The Muesli, The Sugar Breakup, as well as a prize from Sweet Poison author David Gillespie.

Entries are open until 9pm Tuesday November 5th, 2013.


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Our very first Facebook competition!


our very first facebook competition!Today we are excited to announce our very first Facebook competition!

We’ve worked with a few friends to compile an amazing prize pack that we know you will love, whether you’re looking to jumpstart your sugar free lifestyle or just try a few new things.

To ensure you’re eligible to enter, you’ll want to like us on Facebook before the competition goes live next Tuesday, 8 October. Liking us will keep you updated on all the great recipes and stories you already enjoy on our site, as well as our Facebook-exclusive ‘Weekend Test Kitchen’ posts.

The competition will run over four weeks from 8 October, so simply visit our Facebook page anytime in that period to enter – and keep your eyes on The Sugar Breakup for all the exciting details about what’s up for grabs!