Birthday Beets Chocolate Cake

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Birthday Beets Chocolate Cake
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My famously delicious birthday cake is that big purple round thing with the gaudy "20" on it… what can I say, I’m a kid at heart! The purple was my choice too… I joked that I used Barney guts for the frosting (note: no giant purple dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this cake!).

Recipe here:…

Crack Pie
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…alternately, “I see a diabetic coma in your near future.”

Last of the Thanksgiving desserts I baked (or, at least the last one I’ll be posting–I also made a batch of these per my wife’s request). This is a recipe I’ve heard so much about I just had to try: the “Crack Pie” from Momofuku Milk Bar. I bought myself the cookbook, but the recipe is easily found online.

This is a variation on a chess pie, a family of pies that includes pecan pie, and a tooth-achingly sweet one at that. It uses a crust of oatmeal cookie crumbs, sugar, and butter, with a filling made of sugar, cream, egg yolk, and butter. It was tasty, gooey, and very, very rich, but being that I prefer less-sweet versions of pecan pie, this wasn’t exactly my, er, sweet spot. (Not that I’d turn away a slice.)

It’s not exactly the most photogenic thing, especially before it’s been cut. I took the remaining portion and shot it, backlit by a window, and with a white bounce card to keep the foreground from being overcome by shadow.

Soup’s On

August 31, 2011 · Posted in Diabetic Recipes · Comment 

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Soup’s On
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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.


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 🙂

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August 4, 2011 · Posted in Diabetic Recipes · Comment 

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Making Chicken for Dinner
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I made this yesterday for dinner. It was really good!

Got the recipe for the chicken from

40-Wheat-Free, Low-Sugar Brownies
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Instead of flour, I use chickpeas. Seriously, you’d think these were awful, right? But I made 4 different batches of brownies over two days. (The neighbors, the coworkers, and the Internet are all happy.) These were the best. Honestly. They had a good crust, they were dense and moist, they had a rich but chocolatey flavor and they weren’t too sweet. I like fudgey texture, but not a fudgey taste in my brownies.

The recipe for these will be in the Everything Cast Iron cookbook. I list directions for making it in a skillet, but have proven that by cooking for just a few minutes less they can also be made in the muffin pans.

The advantage of cast iron is that you can heat it up to really hot so that when you pour the batter in it starts cooking right away which firms up the exterior and makes them hold together quite well.

And because I was making them for a co-worker who wears an insulin pump I decided to geek out with some mathematics and figure out the nutritional value of the brownies. My recipe made 21 muffins, so I took the nutritional information for the base of all the ingredients, added them together, and divided by 21. Some are a touch larger than the others, so it may not be precise, but it’s close enough for horse shoes and hand grenades.

Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 145 mg
Sodium 107 mg
Carbohydrates 34 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugar 10 g
Protein 7g

Ms Bento & The Mysterious Mediterranean Chicken
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“Mediterranean Chicken” from Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking (American Diabetes Association, 2004) :

Chicken with brown rice, garlic, onions, bell pepper, zucchini/courgette, canned diced tomatoes, oregano, salt substitute, black pepper and low sodium chicken broth. While I’m not sure why this dish counts as “Mediterranean” (maybe, because of its use of oregano and tomatoes?), it was a very filling and hearty stew suitable for a brisk autumn evening. Recipe claimed to serve five, but we only managed four (6WWP/serving)

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July 27, 2011 · Posted in Diabetic Recipes · Comment 

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Banana Oat Bread
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Abusolutely no flour 🙂

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Made it with Splenda..

500 ml 2% milk
3 Tbs splenda
1 pack gelentin

heat up the milk in a sauce pan
Turn off the heat when the milk is close to boiling.. ** Keep stiring the milk when heating
Mix the geletin and splenda together until completely dissolved
Cool and pour in the mold
refridgerate for 2-3 hours before serving

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