”Healthy Recipes” was born out of necessity. In 2010, my husband was diagnosed with prediabetes. We immediately cut out sugar, white flour and processed foods. We experimented for a while with whole-wheat, low-sugar baking (such as these scones) and high-fiber vegetarian dishes based on brown rice, quinoa, beans and lentils (here’s an example), but his blood sugar kept climbing.

In 2013 we switched to a low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF), focusing on protein (meat, fish, eggs and aged cheeses), healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables, and low-sugar fruit. This is the diet that finally brought his blood sugar down to normal levels, and stopped my own frequent hypoglycemic episodes.

These days my husband’s blood sugar is consistently in the normal range, and this blog has evolved from a private family cookbook into a public blog that tries to answer, by providing healthy and accessible recipes, one of today’s most urgent questions: How do we wean ourselves off the sugary, extremely processed food-like products that have taken over our supermarkets, and go back to eating as nature has intended – simple, healthy, home-cooked meals?

I’m Vered DeLeeuw, a blogger, a foodie and a mom. I’m excited that you’re here! Please check out my FAQ section for a more detailed explanation of my food philosophy. If you need to reach me, please email HealthyRecipesBlog [at] gmail [dot] com. Bon Appétit!