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Susanne Leighton Johnson
Twin Cities, MN
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/susanne-leighton-johnson/3/742/36
Interests: "True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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I am currently on the Atkins diet, phase 1, and I am loving it! During the first phase I am restricted to about 20g of net carbohydrates* per day. This muffin has only 2g of net carbs! This works really well for my body since carbs are difficult for me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Sugar Hates Me
This traditional Swedish cracker recipe comes from my sister-in-law's mother, Anna Lena. Ingredients: 3/4 cup corn meal 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup flax seeds 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or olive oil) 1 cup warm water 2-3 tsp sea salt flakes, such as Maldon Method: Pre-heat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Sugar Hates Me
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Client: Target Audience: Project Stakeholders and Leadership Description: The business identified over 2500 pieces of process and training documentation that needed to be created or updated for the rollout of a new node in the distribution network. I acted as Agile project manager (Scrum Master) for this work effort and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Portfolio
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Client: Target Audience: Internal Employees Scope: Enterprise Wide Project Type: Graphic Design & Content Development Description: I was asked to design this flyer as part of an internal recruiting strategy. Objective: Attract talent to a growing team. Sample Artifacts: Download Recruitment Flyer Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Portfolio
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Jul 3, 2015
These are absolutely delicious and guilt-free. Yield: 12 muffins Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs, whisked 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1 Tbsp honey 1 1/2 cups almond flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of sea salt 1 tsp cinnamon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Sugar Hates Me
I made this today and it's delicious. I started with the recipe on the package of coconut almond paste, and adapted it to be gluten free. Success! Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients: 1-7 oz box Odense coconut almond paste, grated 1/2 cup maple sugar 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Sugar Hates Me
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Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 medium carrots, chopped 1 cup cashews 2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped 5 tsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce) 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp chopped cilantro or parsley ground black pepper, to taste kosher salt,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Sugar Hates Me
I was at the grocery store and picked up one of those special interest magazines they have in the checkout aisle. The cover photo is what drew me in initially: blondies dusted with confectioners sugar, fudgy brownies, and chocolate chip cookies. Then I noticed the title, Gluten-Free Recipes and paged... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
You could do this with butternut squash as well. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 3 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup finely chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups uncooked arborio rice 1 cup dry white wine 1 1/2 Tbsp snipped fresh sage 2 to 2 1/2 cups water 1 3/4... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
Allow at least 2 hours to soak the cashews prior to preparing this dish. Ingredients: 1 cup raw unsalted cashews 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 large clove garlic 1 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt 3/4 tsp chili powder... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
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Boston Cream Pie was always a favorite in my family when I was growing up, especially for my dad's or my birthday in the summer. I've never been able to figure out why this is called a pie and not a cake, or even a torte for that matter! Whatever... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
This is so easy and works really well when you need icing that is more pourable than spreadable - like for Boston Cream Pie. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped Method: Place chocolate in a medium bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
This is a delicious vanilla custard which can be eaten alone, or piped as a filling into pastries. I made mine for the filling of a Boston Cream Pie. Ingredients: 2 c milk (I used skim) 1 whole vanilla bean 6 egg yolks 4 oz granulated sugar 1 oz corn... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
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I made these today with slight modifications from the Wheat Belly 30-Minute Or Less Cookbook by William Davis, MD. I added lime zest to both the batter and the frosting because I really love the taste of lime! I also increased the lime juice in the frosting, originally 2 tsp.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
This is from the Wheat Belly 30-Minute Or Less Cookbook by William David, M.D. Ingredients: 4 cups almond meal/flour 1 cup ground golden flaxseeds 1/4 cup coconut flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground psyllium seed (optional) Method: Whisk ingredients together. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
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These are a little putzy because of all the ingredients but easy to make and very delicious. The recipe comes from a wonderful cookbook, The Healthy Gluten Free Life (Credicott, 2012), which I bought at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum last year. I especially love the full-page color photos. Yield: 12-18... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
I just started a new job (same company), and while I was unpacking my things at my new desk I noticed a "Paleo Diet" book displayed proudly on my cube neighbor's desk. Turns out that Erin has eaten a strict paleo diet for the past three years and keeps the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
Before you attempt to cook without gluten, it’s helpful to understand what gluten does in various recipes. Click here to learn more. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
I saw Lidia Bastianich make this soup on her public television show, Lidia's Italy, and made my own adaptation of it. I substituted Cannellini beans for barley, Yukon Gold for russet potatoes, and baby super greens instead of plain spinach.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at MiniGirl
I was watching PBS and saw this on Martha Stewart's baking show as the 'baking bonus' recipe. It looks really good! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups warm water (about 100F degrees) 2 pkg active dry yeast 2 Tbsp sugar 1/4 c olive oil 2 tsp coarse salt 4 cups gluten free... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
Ingredients: 125g dark chocolate pieces 2/3 cup cream 2 Tbsp light corn syrup 1/2 cup sugar 5 Tbsp butter, room temperature butter Peppermint flavoring Method: Mix together chocolate, cream, syrup, and sugar in a pot. Place over medium-low heat and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add the butter.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
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These traditional French sandwich cookies naturally gluten free. They can be made in an endless variety of flavors and colors; the filling may be made of anything spreadable -- jam, chocolate ganache, buttercream, and so on. I made these with green food coloring and chocolate mint filling. For help with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at Sugar Hates Me
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These are absolutely amazing. No kidding. Amy Trage's Gluten Free Sourdough English Muffins Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Sugar Hates Me