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Welcome to Step Away From The Carbs!

I'm Nicole, and I'm a long time food blogger with a newfound passion for low carb cooking! I'm not a doctor, nutritionist, or dietician. Just a regular mom who has found that the low carb life is the only sustainable way to keep my weight down and my body healthy. And I still get to enjoy plenty of yummy treats!

I started the low carb way of of life back years ago. And recently took the reigns of this wonderful low carb food blog from its founder, Georgina, who is a long time low-carber and a Certified Ketogenic Diet and Ketosis Nutrition Health Coach.

I started the low carb way of life back in 2008, (are you starting too? Read my guide for beginners!), and have continued to manage my weight since then by controlling my carbohydrate intake. Although some days it's hard to keep motivated – and like any regular person I have had some slip-ups along the way – low carbing is very much my way of eating now.

From the day I started blogging I have been committed to providing readers with easy and delicious recipes with a short list of ingredients. I also feel strongly that portions sizes should be generous: yes, these were diet recipes, but I still didn't want anyone to go hungry – including me!

Although most of my recipes are prepared from scratch, I am certainly happy to embrace some short-cuts. I particularly like using low carb tortillas, for example, and have used them to make tacos, nachos, chips, lasagna, and more! I'm sure you're as busy as I am, and these convenient low carb products can really make a big difference.

Did you know that Step Away from the Carbs has published SEVEN books?!? The first was The Dieter's Chocolate Cookbook published before I started writing this blog. It not only included low carb chocolate recipes but also sugar free, low fat, and low calorie ideas. I learned so much working on those recipes and I loved sharing them with fellow low-carbers who needed some inspiration and help! In 2016 I completely revised the book and added some color photos! Low Carb Chocolate Recipes includes over 60 low carbohydrate and sugar free dishes and is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth! Encouraged by the response to this book, I wrote Low Carb Family Favorites which is perfect for holidays and family gatherings, and Low Carb Snacks and Low Carb Meals For One, which are both invaluable resources for helping to stick with a low carb diet. Perfect for busy cooks is Low Carb Meals with 5 Ingredients Or Less.

And finally I had the greatest pleasure working with Rockridge Press who published the Super Easy Keto Cookbook!


I love working with brands and companies – so if you're interested in working together, let me know!

If you have a question about one of my recipes, please email me at info (remove the space). If you are interested in a promotional partnership for your low carb product or service, please see my Advertising & Sponsorship information.


Jonathan Ryskamp

Monday 20th of March 2023

"Like you, I am a small business owner running an eCommerce business. My company WebPuma (located in Utah) provides development and support of WooCommerce software.

Also like you, I am trying to increase my online reviews, and I see your website uses Woo. That's why I am reaching out. I'd like to offer you Free Woo development. And if you like my work, then you will hopefully leave an honest review of my company.

What web-dev needs do you have? Has it been a while since you ran updates? Do you need to add a new product to your store? Do you need to update shipping or tax rates? Whatever you need, I'm happy to help out. We will gladly perform any task (up to two hours of time) on your site for Free, with the hope you will return the favor by leaving an online review.

Let's schedule a short call to discuss the free work you want done on your site. What day/time in the next few days works for you for a phone call?

Thanks, Jonathan Ryskamp Founder (951) 844-5683


Tuesday 24th of January 2023

Hi Nicole!

My name is Sam and I’m the Business Development Manager at Lowcarb Avenue, a low carb bread company started by a bariatric physician from Johns Hopkins.

I stumbled upon your Pinterest account while searching for possible collaborators and I think you would be a perfect candidate to help market our product.

We would be more than happy to send over some samples of our breads, and later have a video conference or phone call to discuss a collaboration between you and our brand.

Feel free to call or text me, I tend to respond much faster. I hope to work with you in the future and look forward to speaking with you soon!

Cheers, Sam Bellamkonda Business Development Manager | Low Carb Avenue 240-426-3268


Tuesday 13th of December 2022

Hey, Love! I was just trying to figure out how to navigate the recipe sections, and for some reason the way the pages load, I can't see any of them.

Do they have to be purchased, or am I navigating incorrectly here?

Your whole site is such an incredible resource, no matter what! Thank you for sharing so much knowledge!


Friday 21st of October 2022

I found your website and I'm hoping you'll let me submit an article. I'm sure your readers would really enjoy it. If this is feasible, kindly let me know so that we can further explore how to make this happen. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.