Inspired by Shauna Sever’s desire to introduce healthy touches into treats for her family, Real Sweet takes classic dessert recipes and adds a twist: using sugars that are less-processed, infinitely more flavorful and add much more than just sweetness to a recipe. In the book, Sever uses only natural, unrefined, and readily available alternative sweeteners like coconut sugar, agave, honey, pure maple syrup and more in over 80 recipes.
Shauna Sever is the author of two successful cookbooks, owner of a small-batch baking and dessert catering business called Bake Sale Bakery, and blogger at Piece of Cake—named one of the Top 50 Food Blogs by Babble.com three years in a row. Before following her sweet tooth, Shauna worked as an TV host and reporter for the likes of Extra and TV Guide Network. When not writing, baking, or taking care of her husband and two children, Shauna can be found hunting for great pastries and kitchen gadgetry and running the hills of San Francisco.