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a bowl of date paste topped with flaky salt on a countertop with a few medjool dates beside the bowl.

Healthy Whole Food &
Naturally Sweetened Recipes


I can’t wait for you to try these treats and desserts that are refined sugar free, lightly sweetened and still incredibly delicious! I love to bake with natural sweeteners such as dates, coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey and sharing my best recipes with you. I hope you will find some inspiration for your next healthy bake here. Take your sweet time and browse!

Welcome to

Life Around The Table

a blog based on sharing healthy recipes, finding naturally sweet alternatives and slowing down as we gather around the table.

Hi! I’m Christy, I believe in reaching for whole foods, fermented foods, full fat dairy products and sneaking nutrient packed egg yolks into my diet whenever possible. I bake with healthy fats, healthy flours such as buckwheat, spelt and rye and natural sweeteners like coconut sugar, dates, honey and maple syrup without sacrificing taste. I believe food should be incredibly delicious, deeply nourishing and enjoyed in good company. Welcome to my blog! I hope you find recipes you’ll cherish for years to come!

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