Avoid the Average Avocado

If you are going to make above average food, you must first buy above average ingredients. So let’s see what it takes to avoid your average avocado. What should you look for when shopping for an avocado? The avocados that you find in your typical grocery store are green and hard as rocks. The characteristicsContinue reading “Avoid the Average Avocado”

Holy Guacamole Might Be Even Holier Than We Once Thought

When you think about avocadoes, the first thing that pops into your mind is most likely guacamole. And when you imagine avocados, you probably think about a bright green, leathery skinned, egg-shaped creature that is about five inches long and weighs about six ounces….and know that you can expect a large pit that is aboutContinue reading “Holy Guacamole Might Be Even Holier Than We Once Thought”

Making the Perfect Baked Cod

Ever since my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I have tried not only to add antioxidants to our diet, but also choose foods that supposedly are diabetic-friendly. The perfect baked cod is has a mild taste and is smothered with with the perfect amounts of butter and lemon juice,     *********** Ingredients ¼C meltedContinue reading “Making the Perfect Baked Cod”

Better Buy Some Beet Greens

The second type of leafy green that you might consider adding to your diet if you are changing your lifestyle to a Raw Foods Diet or have recently been diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes…such as my husband has, which is why I even know that you can eat beet green right now… Beets, andContinue reading “Better Buy Some Beet Greens”

Arguments in Favor of Arugula

The first “leafy green” that we will consider adding to our grocery list as newly-nutritional-conscientious type 2 diabetics is… ARUGULA Arugula has been used since the first century by the ancient Romans and Egyptians  for many different purposes. Not only did ancient civilizations eat the leaves, but they also thought arugula to be an awesomeContinue reading “Arguments in Favor of Arugula”

It’s Apple Pickin’ Time

Okay, now that we’ve established the fact that in order to take care of an awesome type 2 diabetic husband, “resident four year old,” and whoever else may be surrounding our tables or grabbing whatever food they can find to eat in surplus===such as my college daughter…. …we’ve also decided that one way that weContinue reading “It’s Apple Pickin’ Time”

Baking with Applesauce

Being the wife of a type 2 diabetic makes you reconsider the old ways that you have learned to cook, not only in WHAT you cook, but also in HOW you cook. You become more aware of the amount of saturated fats, sugar, and calories contained in your baked goods. For example, check out theseContinue reading “Baking with Applesauce”

Production Foods

So as our family makes this transition from setting up a household that is “greener” and more “politically correct”…and learning to live with type 2 diabetes, I have decided to actually plan and prepare breakfasts, instead of passing out the Pop-Tarts or granola bars. This last year I have totally realized just how much diet andContinue reading “Production Foods”