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About: Carolyn Ketchum

Carolyn Ketchum

Carolyn Ketchum is the writer, photographer, and evil mastermind behind All Day I Dream About Food, a low carb and gluten-free food blog. Her mission is to prove to the world that special diets need not be boring or restrictive. It’s astonishing what you can do with a bag of almond flour, a stick of butter, and a willingness to experiment.

Recent Posts by Carolyn Ketchum

Lavender Scones with Lemon Curd

Every Spring like clockwork, my thoughts turn to lemon curd. It’s only nominally “spring” in New England at the moment. And yet, I’ve already whipped up a batch of the sweet lemony spread because it seems to herald the flowers and warm weather, no matter how hard a winter we had here. In my head lemon curd is as firmly associated with Spring and Easter as pumpkin pie is with Thanksgiving and gingerbread is with Christmas.

Lemon curd can be eaten from a spoon straight out of the jar but it’s especially delicious if you have something to spread it on. Since I had a packet of lavender buds in my cupboard, I decided to make some lavender scones. Nothing could be more

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Mocha Mousse Recipe

Chocolate mousse makes me indescribably happy.  It’s been on my all-time favorite desserts list for, oh about as long as I’ve been eating dessert.  What’s not to love about it?  Airy, light texture that packs a rich, chocolate-y punch.  And for such an elegant dessert, it’s surprisingly easy to make.  The hardest part is waiting for it to set in the fridge without digging in early.  I’ve made it a number of times, with different flavor variations, and I am particularly fond of adding coffee to make it a mocha mousse.

Of course, most recipes take raw eggs, a fact which I have tried my best to ignore over the years of making and eating chocolate mousse.  And most of these recipes don’t have you cook the eggs even a little

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Lemon Curd Ice Cream

There’s no question that I get obsessed with certain foods from time to time.  I like to say that it’s an occupational hazard of being a food blogger who really does dream about food all day.  Like a catchy tune, sometimes a flavor or a food item will just get stuck on replay in my head, going around and around until I have to find a new way to use it.  Lemon curd has been the tune I’m singing of late, ever since I made some for an Easter brunch with friends.  It’s so sweet and tangy, and so…so…lemony, it just screams spring.  But here in New England, we skipped over spring entirely and went straight into summer.  So my head has also been playing the tune of ice cream and other frozen

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Diabetes and Eggs: Wellness Tips

Nearly 350 million adults worldwide have diabetes, according to new research published in The Lancet, a British medical journal. An international team of researchers, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, conducted the research. Over the past three decades, numbers have more than doubled, making diabetes an “epidemic,” say the experts.

Diabetes is a condition in which body cells do not use sugar (‘glucose”) effectively, and blood sugar levels are chronically elevated. Over time, this causes illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and neurological damage.

Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, often goes hand-in-hand with carrying extra pounds—being overweight or obese. So, just keeping fit and managing weight helps reduce your risk.

Eggs in the diabetes wellness plan

If you’re one of millions of Americans who has diabetes

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