Welcome! My name is Megan and I’m so grateful you’re here!
This is my space to share healthy and tasty recipes that everyone can enjoy.
Over the past (almost) 6 years I have been writing healthy recipes for weight loss following a keto diet or low carb lifestyle.
Keto Loco won The Best of The Best Cookbook Award in the specialty category in 2022. Keto Mojo won Best in Diet in 2023, and is still in the running for Best of the Best (to be announced January 2023).
As an author of cookbooks and recipe developer for Mad Creations, I want to create easy healthy recipes that you will love. To me, dieting or losing weight does not mean missing out on great-tasting food.
Like many of you, I know what it is like to struggle with weight and health issues brought on by a high-carb diet.
Some of my favorite recipes
A bit about me
I am a fulltime Aussie writer and blogger. I somehow found my niche in life through circumstance.
In 2017, I found myself diagnosed with Insulin Resistance and weighed 110kg. I knew I had to change the way I ate to help myself lose weight and gain my health back.
This led me to the keto low carb diet, and my life changed immediately.
Growing up skinny and active, I was surprised when I began to gain weight. I went into early menopause at the age of 30 and from around that time, the weight gain continued until I was considered morbidly obese.
By the time I was 45, I was 110kg, had a fatty liver, insulin resistance, carpal tunnel, joint problems, psoriasis, dermatitis, problems with sleeping, and many, many more issues.
Simply changing to a diet low in carbohydrates immediately saw me losing weight (30kg) and feeling incredibly energetic and inspired.
I started my blog, Low Carb Mixers, in April 2017 and published my first two books, Real Food Real Fast and Flavour, in August 2017. Mad Creations® was “born” that year, and I knew I wanted to focus on sharing recipes and spreading the message of the benefits of a low carb diet, and how it can help you regain your health.
Since a young child, I have been creating my own original recipes. I began my career as a professional cook creating recipes and preparing amazing food for award-winning restaurants, hotels and cafes for more than 12 years. I changed to a career in sales and business management, but my passion for creating amazing recipes and great food was always with me. I want to show you how easy it is to make healthy meals at home that taste great and don’t take a chef to prepare them.
What You’ll Find at Mad Creations
As a lifelong foodie who ALWAYS wants to create delicious, flavour-packed delicious recipes, I work hard to give you amazing not only keto diet recipes but also tasty healthy recipes the whole family will love!
I create my own recipes, test them and photograph them myself. I love creating beautiful food images that you first eat with your eyes first. I have learned a lot about food photography for cookbooks over the years.
As for the type of recipes you will find at Mad Creations.
- Keto recipes – you will always find a huge range of healthy recipes low in carbs. I want every recipe to be enjoyed by the whole family whether they follow a keto diet or not.
- Gluten-free recipes – the vast majority of all recipes I create are gluten free, grain free, and sugar-free.
- Takeout fakeaway – we all love great takeout, right? Find great healthy takeout recipes that taste every bit restaurant-quality.
- Everyday ingredients – enjoy simple healthy meal ideas with ingredients from the supermarket.
- Thermomix recipes – I love my Thermomix® and create all our recipes (where possible) to include Thermomix instructions. You do not need one to make our recipes, but we have included thermal cooking instructions for those that do.
- Tried and tested recipes – I put all my recipes through a lot of rounds of testing. We also have over 30 recipe testers that independently test and review all recipes on Mad Creations Hub and our cookbooks.
The other half of Mad Creations is my partner of 33 years, Dave Hunter.
Dave is not only my partner in life and love, but he is also my best friend and the other half of MAD (Megan And Dave) Creations.
We both work together full-time from our home in Thornton, NSW, Australia, with only the one little fur-baby, Stormbringer, for company.
Dave and I both follow a very simple keto lifestyle of keeping it under 20g net carbs a day. Dave has always been relatively lean and not overweight, he found that by changing to a low-carb diet he did lose weight and gain lean muscle.
Useful Keto Tools and Help
I am so happy you have found our site and hope you enjoy all the recipes; meal plans or cookbooks.
Should you ever want to reach out to suggest a recipe, or have any questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.