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I recently moved to a very small town..population around 8,000. No mainstream grocery stores,health food stores or a shopping mall. Well they do have a couple of strip malls one with Walmart and a few other small centers anchored by … Continue reading

Gluten Free Corn Muffins

I wanted to make some corn muffins but most of the recipes called for wheat flour so I decided to use garbanzo bean flour instead. The Muffins turned out great except I found the garbanzo bean flour kind of dense.I may adjust the ratio next bake.

1 egg(I use liquid egg whites)

1 cup milk

2 teaspoons of baking powder

2 tablespoons of oil

pinch of salt

1 cup organic blue corn meal

1 cup  organic garbanzo bean flour

Mix dry indigredients well, add liquid and mix slightly until dry indigredients turn wet. Spray muffin tins or use paper liners, fill  tins 3/4 full and bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until firm to touch.

 

IMG_2765 (1) That’s it how easy can that be?

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Indian Roti Recipe for Diabetic Diets

Love this recipe. I found this great site with so many recipes that will fit with my diet.

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Talking Diabetic’s A new Podast

Introducing our new weekly podcast “Talking Diabetics” We hope to answer questions,share thoughts,challenges and recipes for diabetics everywhere. Click to listen.

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Changes to our Diabetic Cookbook on Kindle

We have made a few changes to our Top Ten Tasty Recipes for Diabetic Diets. Check it out. Coming soon in print.

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A Clever Trick with Mashed Potatoes and Turnips

I made a very cool discovery, the other day as I was preparing a Shepherd’s Pie. I prepared too much mash for the dish so I pondered what to do with the leftover mashed turnips and potatoes. I like to use turnips too as they are lower on the glycemic index than potatoes.

Before the Mash

Before the Mash

I had the brilliant idea to freeze the leftover  mash in ice-cube trays. I sprayed the trays with olive oil and plopped the mash into the trays. I leveled off the mixture and covered with aluminum foil. While rummaging in the freezer for some vegetables to use as a side dish, I remembered the frozen mash. I pulled the tray out and popped out a few of the frozen cubes to use with as a side for a meal and recovered the tray and returned it to the freezer. I placed the cubes on a plate and zapped it in the microwave, the mash did not lose any flavor or texture from freezing. I am patting myself on the back for this clever little tip. 🙂

 

In the pot!

In the pot!

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Our Guest Post on Guide to Success in Life Blog

Read out guest post on this great blogger site

http://guidetosuccessinlife.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/top-10-tasty-recipes-for-diabetic-diets.html

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From our favorite blogger

From our favorite blogger

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Eggwhite Casserole for Diabetic Diets

This recipe is from our cookbook, I call it Flipped Over Eggs

 

Rightside Up

Rightside Up

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 carton of Egg whites or egg substitutes
  • 1-1/2 cup of grated low fat cheddar cheese
  • (save 1/2 cup for the top)
  • 1 sweet pepper diced
  • 1 large zucchini grated drained
  • 2 small red cold baked potatoes grated
  • 4 Turkey sausage patties chopped or Soy
  • sausage patties (or you can substitute
  • chopped turkey or ham)
  • 1 medium purple onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove diced
  • 1/2 cup of canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • Garnish with fresh Cilantro leaves
  • Salsa
  • Plain yogurt or Greek yogurt Onion dip
Flipped Over

Flipped Over

Directions

I like to use cold baked potatoes for this recipe as they are easier to brown and they are drier than raw grated potatoes and fry up nicely.Sauté over medium heat the following: meats,onions, peppers, garlic, zucchini in a heavy  cast iron or stainless steel skillet make sure the handle of the skillet is oven safe. Cook until onions are tender.Drain mixture onto a paper towel.Next add in grated baked potatoes and spread around to cover the bottom of the skillet this will be the top of the egg dish if you flip it over, it will form kind of a crunchy crust. Add cooked sausage, onions, peppers, garlic and zucchini on top of potatoes, next pour egg whites over mixture,add chopped tomatoes and cheese. Cover with a lid until egg mixture sets. Place skillet under a broiler until mixture rises and cheese is melted and kind of crispy. Removed and let sit for a few minutes. Slice into sections, serves 4-6. Top the slice with salsa and instead of sour cream try plain non fat greek yogurt. Something new I found is Greek yogurt onion dip,it adds a bit more flavor as a garnish.

 

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Not So Cheesy Cheesecake

Holiday Treat

This is from my Top 10 Tasty Recipes for Diabetic Diet Cookbook on Amazon Kindle.

The main photo on the top of this blog  is from our Not So Cheesy Cheesecake recipe. This time with a twist, I used 2 packets of Knox gelatin to make it firmer so I could present it like Flan. You might wish to garnish with fresh fruit and perhaps whipped cream.

Cheesecake Fig Crust

Cheesecake Fig Crust

2 packets of Knox unflavored gelatin

1/4-1/2 cup of Stevia or Cane sugar

2 packages of half Greek yogurt cream cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla or favorite flavoring

1 cup of boiling hot water

Crust

8 dried figs

1/4 cup of dried cranberries

1/2 to 3/4 cup of Almond or Cashew flour or sometimes called meal

vegetable spray or olive oil.

Directions

In a food processor or blender add figs, cranberries,cashew flour  whizz

around until it forms a paste. Add more of the cashew flour it the mixture is too loose.

Spray glass molds with vegetable spray or lightly grease with olive oil.

Place mixture into glass molds. I use Pyrex glass, using your hands to

press the mixture into the bottom of the mold like you would a graham cracker crust.

Next, dissolve gelatin and stevia in a bowl with 1 cup of boiling water until all the mixture

is clear and all the gelatin has been dissolved. Set aside to cool just a bit, not too cool or it

will firm up too quickly.

In a food processor or blender add the mixture to 2 packages of half

yogurt cream cheese,blend until the mixture is smooth.

Cheesecake Flan

Cheesecake Flan

Pour into your fig-cashew flour crust.Place in  fridge for a few hours to set.

To make the flan like cheesecake in the photo remove from fridge let set for a few minutes invert onto serving plate and tap the top it should release onto your serving plate. If not hold you hand on the bottom of the glass mold the heat from your hand should release the mold.

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