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Kalyn's Kitchen

How to Contact Kalyn

Thanks for Your Interest in Kalyn’s Kitchen!
Kalyn’s Kitchen is my personal blog, where I share recipes I’m cooking in my own kitchen. I hope my blog is a resource for anyone who likes the kind of creative carb-conscious recipes this blog is known for.

How to Contact Kalyn:
To contact me, send your e-mail to kalynskitchen (at) comcast (dot) net. (This address needs to be converted to normal e-mail format.)

Answering Questions from Readers:
I love to hear from people who are readers of Kalyn’s Kitchen and will do my best to answer simple questions, although I don’t have the training or the time to give full-fledged dieting advice. If your question is about a specific recipe, please consider leaving it as a comment on that post so others can benefit from the answer.

How to Leave a Comment:
To leave a comment, just click where it says “Leave a Reply” at the end of the post. If you have a website you can link your site to your comment signature, but links which appear spammy will be deleted. Some comments will come to me in an e-mail and won’t show up on the blog until I publish them, and I’m not sitting by the computer waiting for comments 100% of the time, so thanks for your patience!

Reach me Through Social Media:
I try to check in with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest a few times each day, and try to respond to people who reach me there, but I can’t always keep up with comments on social media so if you really need to reach me, leaving a comment on the blog or sending e-mail is better.

My Thoughts About Reviewing Cookbooks or Products
This blog is about what I’m cooking in my own kitchen, so I’m only interested in talking about cookbooks or products I’m personally using and would happily buy again. Because I have limited time to try new products or cookbooks, I have decided to no longer accept books or other products for review. I do love to mention cookbooks I’m using and talk about my favorite products on the blog, but when I do that I enjoy being able to tell my readers that I bought them myself. (If you’re a food blogger who has written a book, feel free to drop me a line to let me know about it and if it interests me I’ll be happy to buy your book.)

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322 comments on “How to Contact Kalyn”

  1. I'm on vacation so this will be a quick reply, but for easy recipes check the Easy South Beach Recipes category. There is also an index for phase one.

  2. I have recently started the SB diet oer doctors orders. I have PCOS and I am trying to lose some weight to hepl get pregnant. I bought the SB diet book, "Super charged" and Though it has a day by day guid for phase one….I simply could not eat 5 out of the 10 recipes. So I have been on phase One for almost three weeks because I keep falling off the wagon. Not in a terrible way where I am eating chocolate fudge and pizza. But sneaking in some creamer in my coffee and using 2% milk versus 1%.
    I was starving for 1 1/2 weeks because I could not find any good recipes online, that is until I found your blog. I am scanning your blog all night to create a shopping list for the store tomorrow.
    Thank GOD I found your blog. It may be the one website that could keep me on this diet. I cannot afford to keep this weight on any longer. I have yet to have any success in 3 weeks. Not a single pound lost. But, I have to give it time.

    I just wanted to say thank you for creating such a wonderful well laid out blog. Also I would like to say as a fellow photog, I think all your photo's are simply beautiful!

    If you have any suggestions on some easy recipes for phase one….please by all means.


  3. Teresa, sorry but I don't have any sausage recipes that I can think of (and I can't take recipe requests on the blog, that's something I could NEVER keep up with.) If I was you, I'd check Food Blog Search. Just type in sausage recipe and I bet there are plenty of them.

  4. Hi, Kalyn, I am looking for a good sausage recipe. Everything in the store has preservatives, sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Turkey breakfast sausage or even pork would do. Something south beach appropriate would be great. Thanks, Teresa

  5. Anonymous, I do think quinoa is kind of confusing since it's a seed and not technically a grain. For a while I thought it might be okay for phase one, but then I did read somewhere that it's not allowed until phase two. Sorry, I can't remember where I read that but I would recommend saving it for phase two.

  6. Super Blog Kalyn. I'm really looking forward to trying out your recipes. I am planning on starting SB again (I did it years ago prior to being diagnosed with CD). While searching the net for phase 1 SB + gluten free I was sent to another website which has a recipe with quinoa in it for Phase 1. I thought grains were not allowed in phase 1. Could you please clear this up for me.


  7. Sarah, thanks for the nice feedback about the blog. I'm afraid I've never made sugar-free candy. If I was looking for a recipe like that, I might try Food Blog Search:

  8. Kalyn,
    This blog is wonderful! You have so many yummy recipes on here that makes this diet easy. Anyone can find variety to make this diet fun using your site.
    I have a question for you. Have you ever made any sugar free candy? I am looking for a recipe to make my hubby some fudge or chocolate for Valentine's day that he will be able to enjoy. So far the recipes I have come across have too many carbs or people's comments make it sound unappetizing. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!


  9. Elaine, you're welcome. Hope you will enjoy the blog.

  10. I am thrilled to have found your blog! Cooking is my favorite hobby, but since I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic last year I've been on a long hunt for an online source of recipes that are both good for me and good for my taste buds. Thanks for your work here!

  11. Berta, good luck on the diet.

    I'm not sure what is making you think the Ham and Cabbage Soup might be phase one, because it says this in the recipe:

    "With all the healthful and low-glycemic cabbage, this soup is a great choice for the South Beach Diet, although it would be phase two with the carrots. I think this would still be great without carrots if you wanted to make it for phase one though, maybe adding some chopped celery or even more onion. "

    The zucchini muffins say WHITE WHOLE WHEAT. This is a type of whole wheat flour that's light in color. You're right that white flour isn't recommended.

  12. I am new to SB second week of Phase one.Ten lbs gone IMAGINE!

    This is the most amazing site I have found and I've been searching for over a week now. THANK YOU! It is now in my FAVORITES!

    I was wondering about the Ham cabbage and red pepper soup recipe. I didn't think carrots were on Phase One? I haven't recieved my book yet, so I have been following the SB plan from the Internet.

    Also on the zuchinni muffins it says can also use white flour are we allowed white flour ever?


  13. The latest book says to limit cream cheese (fat free or light) to 2 T per day, so probably that should be saved for phase two. I actually didn't realize that until I just looked it up, so now I'm going to check my cheesecake recipes!

    I'm not a fan of fat free products because they often have added sugar to replace the fat. When you buy dairy products, check the label and make sure it doesn't have more sugar than the reduced fat variety.

  14. Kalyn, My husband has just started on SB and I'm trying to make good things for him. I made the cheesecake with ricotta. Is there a reason not to use Fat Free Cream cheese instead of ricotta? I've made sugar free, fat free cheesecakes and there yummy.

  15. Southern Girl, that's fantastic! Thanks for sharing your success with us. I'm glad the blog has been helpful, but all credit goes to YOU!

  16. 3 years ago January 1st I joined a group of co workers in a diet challenge .SBD was the one chosen to follow .I was the most sceptical
    of the diet and would it work?50 pounds off I won the contest and loved the foods and never went hungry ! Your blog has helped with new recipes and ideas to keep the weight off and my husband happy with a variety of foods.Thanks for your time on this site!

  17. Mary, thanks. So glad you enjoyed the cookies. I loved them too.

  18. Kalyn
    The whole grain chocolate cookies are delicious! I was looking for a cookie like this and am so glad you had it today. I did use white whole wheat, 1/4 cup light brown sugar and 1/4 cup regular sugar instead of the Splenda, walnuts in place of the pecans and dark cocoa.
    Thanks for a "keeper",

  19. Hi Kalyn
    The Pistachio Cookie recipe reminded me "The Heart-Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World" recipe printed in Vegetarian Times magazine Feb 09. Due to readers' positive respose it was reprinted again in the magazine Nov/Dec 09 issue. Ground walnuts are used in place of eggs and butter and instead of flour, uses a blend oat flour and rolled oats. The cookies are delicious so I am looking forward to trying these Pistacio cookies as well. Thanks for all the great recipes you post.

  20. Anonymous, olive oil has many uses in cooking, so it's different in each recipe. In some recipes it could certainly be cut down, like the roasted vegetables, but I think without any oil at all the food will stick to the pan. If you have a way to solve that, try it without the oil. In salad dressings and marinades I think you could substitute stock or fruit juice for olive oil in some cases, but it's not something I've experimented with. Good luck.

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