Welcome to Butter Is Not a Carb! My name is Alison and I began this project as a way to provide delicious, low carb recipes to others while documenting my own weight loss journey. I’ve wanted to blog for many years, but never felt I had a sustainable topic worthy of an entire blog until now. My hope is to be able to meet and inspire others who are also losing weight or simply looking for new recipe ideas, and to consistently publish content that my readers will enjoy.
Since beginning in March of 2014, I have done an incredible amount of research on health and nutrition. I’ve essentially had to re-learn how to make and eat food, but I’ve enjoyed the process. I am currently living a ketogenic lifestyle, which I will explain in greater detail in an early post. Essentially, I eat low carb, high fat, and moderate protein, so the meals I will be posting will follow those guidelines, but my goal is to have anyone enjoy them, even if they do not have the same dietary restrictions. My decision to follow a ketogenic lifestyle stems from having PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. I may talk about it more at a later date; if you’re curious for immediate information, this website lays out the basics pretty well.
Early in the process of creating this blog, I shifted the focus away from “me” towards providing my readers with delicious, low-maintenance low carb recipes for them to enjoy. I have grown to love cooking over the last few years, especially once I moved out and have lived on my own, and I hope others will experiment with and enjoy the recipes I share. I have many wonderful low carb blogs bookmarked, but often I find the authors are mostly mothers with a large family to feed. While their food is delicious, even when I cut down the recipes I have too many leftovers and end up wasting food, therefore wasting money. When possible, I’d like to be able to provide low carb, low maintenance ideas that are perfect for 1 or 2 people and that can be easily multiplied to serve a larger crowd.
I graduated from Allegheny College in May of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. I was a founding member of the Women’s Golf Team (Captain, 2006-2007 Player of the Year, and 3x National Championship qualifier), a sister in Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and a writing tutor in the library. I have a full time career in academic publishing and love what I do. I enjoy Chicago sports (Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Bears), reading, jigsaw puzzles, listening to music, road trips, learning new things, finding new blogs to read (feel free to leave suggestions below!), and Netflix marathons.
A note about advertisements: I do have Google AdSense activated on my blog with what I feel is a minimal amount of ads on each page. I am also an Amazon Affiliate and links to Amazon products I recommend (and stand by 100%) do earn me a small commission. Thank you to those who purchase something through one of my links; it is greatly appreciated!
Amazon Wishlist Info: Here is a link to my Amazon Wishlist. If you are feeling generous, I’ve put some items on there that would help me in the kitchen and would be used for my blog. I am trying to save for a better camera lens, which is why I have included an Amazon gift card should you wish to contribute to that (very large) investment. If you do purchase something from my list, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can properly thank you!
I am excited to share this project with you and I look forward to the comments, questions, ideas, and stories you share with me. If you like what you are reading, please subscribe to stay up-to-date on my latest posts, follow me on social media, or send me an e-mail!