Don’t call me cupcake…

and don’t feed me cupcakes…unless they are keto-cupcakes! Just to make the point, Nora is holding one of her 4:1 cupcakes in the photo!

We ordered these great keto t-shirts through Proceeds from each order go to The John M. Freeman Pediatric Epilepsy Center at John Hopkins Hospital to support research and efforts for the ketogenic diet.

They came with 5 stickers with the same message: “Please don’t call me cupcake and DO NOT feed me cupcakes. I’m on a special diet for epilepsy.” The stickers will be great to put on Nora’s lunch boxes, just as an extra reminder to everyone.

Nora got another purple shirt (more her size) that says “Hey, I’m on a magic diet for epilepsy so please do NOT feed me.” I like that one, but Nora preferred the cupcake one, of course.

My t-shirt says: “Someone I love is on the ketogenic diet for epilepsy.” Because it’s true.


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About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.

One thought on “Don’t call me cupcake…

  1. Christy,
    Adorable picture! Love the t-shirts: a cute way to market the keto diet–or any dietary therapy for epilepsy!
    I’ll be making your “toast” bread… I’ll get to use up some ingredients I’d bought to make “pretzels;” except bread may be quicker and ‘prettier’ for me to make (my artistic skills weren’t the best to shape pretzels, but they still provided a great snack for a couple of weeks). Btw, as soon as berry season starts on this side of the country (upstate NY), I’m set on trying your jam recipe as well… And that ice cream recipe doesn’t sound too bad, either.

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