Oh, what an evening! Taking a second to share and re-live the launch get together for The Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking. So a lot enjoyable!
What do you do after you write your magnum opus? You throw your self a giant previous get together to have a good time, that’s what you do!
And so on January 25th, I hosted a giant keto gathering right here in Portland, and was completely thrilled with the turnout. What a wonderful night of keto desserts, sugar-free cocktails, and enjoyable raffle prizes. It was actually a pleasure to satisfy and greet, chat and eat with so many fantastic keto associates.
And I couldn’t have pulled it off with out the assistance of so many fantastic folks. Big shout outs to Bob’s Red Mill, Swerve Sweetener, and Victory Belt Publishing for all their assist.
But the folks I actually need to thank are you, my readers. This merely wouldn’t be doable with out your help for The Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking. It’s already been a #1 Best Seller a number of instances over, and I am ever so grateful.
Many because of Chef’s Table Catering for being keen to make six of my dessert recipes from the e book itself. We had a beautiful collection of chunk sized treats, together with:
- Classic Lemon Bars
- Coconut Macaroons (some plain, some dipped in chocolate!)
- Ricotta Cheesecake
- Dairy-Free Peppermint Patty Brownies
- Mini Vanilla Cupcakes
- Pecan Snowballs
I should admit, I was so busy chatting with everybody, I barely acquired an opportunity to style issues. But the treats acquired rave opinions and I did handle to wolf down at the very least 2 of the brownies. They have been fabulous!
It’s not a cocktail get together with out cocktails! Or wine, for that matter.
From the second I conceived of this get together, I knew I wished a signature keto cocktail from none aside from the loopy duo behind Boozy Ketones. I had the pleasure of assembly these two pretty women again in June final 12 months and I immediately fell in love. They are each good, humorous, and a little bit loopy, but in addition two of the warmest and sweetest folks you possibly can ever hope to satisfy.
So I invited them to affix us as particular visitor stars, they usually created The Daydreamer cocktail for the occasion, a shiny grapefruit tequila concoction.
A particular shout out to Secco Wine Club for offering us with their fabulous PALO61 wines. The finest low carb, low sugar wines on the market, for my part.
And Kyla Hard Kombucha got here in from Hood River to provide out samples. Their drinks are deliciously refreshing and solely 2g carbs per can. I love to make use of them as a mixer in different keto cocktails.
You can’t have a celebration with out folks! When I first introduced the get together, I apprehensive nobody would come. But it ended up being a offered out occasion and I had quite a few folks asking in the event that they might be on a waitlist. There have been over 150 attendees.
I charged nominally for tickets solely so we might have an correct headcount, and all proceeds might be donated to Let Me Be 83, a keto-friendly diabetes non-profit.
And it wasn’t simply Portland locals who got here – we had folks from Washington, California, Idaho, and Utah. And one lady flew in from Minneapolis, and one other from New York City. I by no means imagined my e book and my recipes could be such a draw. It was an absolute honor to satisfy everybody and to have you ever there.
A particular shout out to a few of our native teams, just like the Portland Keto Meet Up group and the Oregon Physician’s Moms Group. It was so nice to hang around with you all once more. And because of my superior volunteers who saved issues working easily for examine in and take a look at.
While a lot of this occasion was out of my very own pocket (or slightly, was sponsored by All Day I Dream About Food LLC!), I have some fantastic sponsors and contributors to thank as effectively.
Sadly, the advertising and marketing supervisor from Bob’s Red Mill, who I contemplate a good friend, was unwell the day of the get together and couldn’t make it. But Bob’s was the headlining sponsor of the get together, and was featured closely in all of the desserts of the night.
I was completely delighted that so most of the Swerve Sweetener crew got here out from New Orleans. As I make abundantly clear, Swerve is my favourite keto sweetener, not simply because I suppose it’s an distinctive product, however as a result of the individuals who work there are superior. It’s a small firm that actually cares in regards to the keto neighborhood, and I am lucky to depend them amongst my associates.
Other manufacturers I should thank for his or her fantastic contributions to the raffle prizes and/or the VIP Swag Bags:
- Lily’s Chocolate
- Rebel Creamery
- Good Dee’s
- Cabot Creamery Co-operative
- HighKey Snacks
- Primal Kitchen
- Legendary Foods
- The Sprinkle Company
My help crew
The greatest shout out of the night goes, after all, to my husband Tim. He’s seen me although thick and skinny, and all of the ups and downs of writing a cookbook and throwing a giant get together.
He’s the tall dude subsequent to me. Yes, we’re a wee bit mismatched however we make it work. The humorous half is that he doesn’t even learn my weblog, so he gained’t see this. But I am placing it out into the universe: Thank you, Tim, for every little thing.
And to 3 of my dearest associates on the planet, and my working buddies, Emily, Kachina, and Mindee. Your help and friendship during the last 5 years has enriched my life in methods you’ll be able to’t even think about.
A couple of remaining thanks to my occasion superior planner, Misty of Luxe Designs, and the The Evergreen for a lovely and chic venue.
Let’s do it once more someday?
Readers, I would like to do one thing like this once more, maybe in a distinct locale. I by no means tire of assembly individuals who love my recipes and who wish to discuss all of the ways in which keto has made a distinction of their lives.
You have all made an incredible distinction in my life, and I thanks for that.