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Soup’s On

August 31, 2011 · Posted in Diabetic Recipes · Comment 

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Soup’s On
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Image by Graela
It is a brrrhhh cold perfect for soup day here so we had broccoli cheese soup for lunch at the request of the 5 year old. This is one of our favorite winter recipes so I’m going to share it. If you are wondering what to have for dinner.. Maybe this will suit your tastes.

One Onion
One Stalk celery +- as desired
A tablespoon of butter
A tablespoon of minced garlic
One head or bag of broccoli
1 cup Velveta cubed (or other cheese)
½ cup of whatever cheese I have shredded
2 cups milk (more if you like)
1 can chicken Broth
1 tbs flour (or cornstarch)

Chop the onion (or run it through the food chopper so the munchkins cant identify it) and slice the celery up Toss Celery, onion, butter, and minced garlic in stock pot and sauté for a couple of minutes before you add chopped up broccoli and sauté until softened. (5-8 minutes) Then add the chicken broth and bring to boil. Stir in flour to thicken (can eliminate flour for low carb, or diabetic). Reduce heat to low and add milk and cheese. Be sure to stir regularly to prevent scorching as stove cools. When the cheese is melted and the soup is salted and peppered to your taste it is ready.
I like to sprinkle cheese and add pepper to the top of each bowl to make it look yummy.
The whole recipe is quite flexible and can be good with varying quantities of any ingredient. Grated carrots make a yummy addition to the soup too, but we didn’t have any today. Some times I make the soup with cauliflower or add cayenne pepper to spice it up.

Two Pies for this Guy
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These are my my first ever home made pumpkin pies! I substituted splenda and brown sugar twin for the diabetic touch, but they look and smell pretty good.

Thanks to my recipe assistant!

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August 29, 2011 · Posted in Diabetic Recipes · Comment 

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Bitter Melon (Goya)
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My neighbour brought this over for me.

It’s a traditional medicine for treating diabetes in many countries. These are tiny little things and if you don’t remove the seeds you will have one Hell of a belly ache.

I fry mine or put them in a crock pot recipe.

If you are diabetic like me, do some reading up on this unusual gourd.

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Bitter melon contains a lectin that has insulin-like activity. The insulin-like bioactivity of this lectin is due to its linking together 2 insulin receptors. This lectin lowers blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues and, similar to insulin’s effects in the brain, suppressing appetite. This lectin is likely a major contributor to the hypoglycemic effect that develops after eating bitter melon and why it may be a way of managing adult-onset diabetes. Lectin binding is non-protein specific, and this is likely why bitter melon has been credited with immunostimulatory activity—by linking receptors that modulate the immune system, thereby stimulating said receptors.

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There’s a story behind this.

Being a diabetic, now, is sometimes a pain in the rear. Compared to growing up though, diabetes isn’t nearly as significant as it was when I was in elementary school.

Something I did which was very stupid? I used to do just that above and lie about it. Mom was so so cool about cheating–if I wanted to, all I’d have to do is ask. Maybe not always got a yes but isnt’ that true with most kids and sweets? But I used to go in the cool whip, leave finger trails and then when mom would ask my bro and me, i’d lie when it was sooooooooooooo obvious it was me.

And, naturally, fufilling his role as big bro, William has always made fun of me for it. OK FINE! It was really stupid of me to lie about it. Whenever cool whip is mentioned in my family, I feel accusing eyes gazing at me.

So when I was making this fabulous pie for Thanksgiving, I giggled and decided I’d reeact what I did as a nine year old. Shout out to my family that I can, in fact, laugh at myself :-)

Cool Low Carb Recipes images

August 28, 2011 · Posted in Low Carb Recipes · Comment 

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Recipe – Beef Veggie Wraps – 1-17-2010
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Image by George Morris
I decided to go a bit carb light tonight and made some lettuce wraps.

Ingredients:
1/3 lb stir fry beef
1 Jicama (about 2/3 of a lb)
2 carrots
2 tbsp mint leaves
4 green onion shoots (or shallots)
1 tbsp oregano
2 tbsp ground pepper
2 tbsp lime
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp light soy sauce (low sodium)

First off, we cooked up the beef on a George Foreman Grill for 6 minutes.

While that was cooking, my wife and I diced up a Jicama, some carrots, green onions, and mint leaves. We put those in a mixing bowl with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of light soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons of lime juice. Then we diced up the beef, added it, grinded on some pepper, shook on some oregano, and let it sit for a few minutes.

The whole veggie rich mix went into cabbage leaves for a wrap. We added some diced avocado for extra protein, and it filled us right up.

Fennel and leek gratin, new favourite
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Quickly boiled celery and fennel on a bed of leek.

Perfect low carb dish, with steak, pork chops or stir fried chicken.

See recipe at Tummyrumble, my food blog.

Fennel and leek gratin, new favourite
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Top with some grated parmesan, whack in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

Perfect low carb dish, with steak, pork chops or stir fried chicken.

See recipe at Tummyrumble, my food blog.

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August 26, 2011 · Posted in Low Carb Recipes · Comment 

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Creamy Chive Yellow Squash
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Image by Doug DuCap Food and Travel
Doug DuCap’s new recipe for this has been added to HuggingtheCoast.Com at huggingthecoast.com/2009/02/04/winter-comfort-food-creamy…

1st Course: “Low Carb-O-Nara”
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1st Course: "Low Carb-O-Nara"

Shredded onions "a la carbonara" – with cream, Parmesan and applewood-smoked bacon.

Paired with Elyse Winery "Le Corbeau."

Notes: Oh yum. But, I would have to say, they "noodles," made from blanged onions, tasted nothing like pasta. They didn’t "feel" like pasta as much Richard made them sound in his cookbook. But, I will say, I did read the recipe, so I did have the prejudice of knowledge going into this dish. One of my dinner companions, who hadn’t read the recipe, thought it was a root vegetable, but couldn’t identify it as onion.

Regardless, this dish was specacularly pleasing – very punchy with flavor. Yum. Yum. Yum. Parmesan, cream, and sweet applewood-smoked bacon – what more could you ask for?

The wine pairing went very well with the "Low Carb-O-Nara." Le Corbeau is a red wine which really brought out the savory and the pungence in the cheese. It also enhanced the creaminess of the carbonara sauce. The wine definitely made the dish shine brighter than it already did on its own.

Cool Healthy Food Choices images

August 25, 2011 · Posted in Healthy Food Choices · Comment 

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40+263 Penance
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Making up for a weekend of crap food choices. See!? I do eat good things too!

Healthy Eating ….. (259/365)
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Image by Steve Tolcher
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am into healthy eating and am always banging the drum where diet and exercise are concerned!

I was reading some pretty shocking statistics about how some children are not only not getting enough fresh fruit and vegetables each day – but some are even struggling to correctly identify certain fruits when they are presented with a picture of them. Shocking …..

Like most children, my girls are given the odd packet of crisps, sweets or chocolate here and there, but we always have plenty of fruit on hand as a first choice. Francesca is particularly fond of Bananas – or "Narnna’s" as she refers to them!!

Here she is devouring one earlier!

Gross freezer food.
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Healthy Choice and Lean Cuisine sodium bombs in the freezer at work. These are neither healthy nor lean.

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