Side-by-Side: Cauliflower and Mashed Potatoes

We’ve all heard that cauliflower can be a credible substitute for mashed potatoes. Really? Well, let’s see…

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I’m always intrigued by the dietary substitutions suggested for diabetics. But I got to admit my first reaction is generally something along the lines of: Really? I don’t think so…

We’ve all heard that cauliflower can be a credible substitute for mashed potatoes. Really? Well, let’s see…

My last attempt at using cauliflower as a substitute had mixed results. But really, cauliflower in place of mac¬†and cheese? At least this time the vegetable and the starch started out the same color. And if you add enough butter or cheese to something that’s all you’ll taste.

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Diabetes Meme

This week a number of bloggers are posting diabetic memes. I decided to join them…

Writing this meme was an interesting experience. It made me stop and reflect on what having diabetes is like for me, not just sit in that cloud of generalizations about having this medical condition.

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This week a number of bloggers are posting diabetic memes. I decided to join them…

What type of diabetes do you have? Type 2

When were you diagnosed? February 2009

What’s your current blood sugar? 132

What kind of meter do you use?OneTouch Ultra 2

How many times a day do you test your blood sugar? Three times most days: before breakfast, dinner and bed. When I am really keeping a close eye on things I test seven-plus times: before and after every meal and before bed.

What’s a “high” number for you? I’m trying to stay under 150, but I have hit the low 200s recently. ūüôĀ

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Side-by-Side: Cauliflower and Mac and Cheese

Can cauliflower replace mac and cheese?

The only way to truly answer the question is to taste Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese” next to regular mac and cheese. You know, the kind with noodles in it.

 

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Can cauliflower replace mac and cheese?

I could not believe what I was hearing. The dLife chef was saying that cauliflower can take the place of mac and cheese. Really?

How could all that bubbly yumminess be replaced by a vegetable?

The recipe ¬†for Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese” is simple enough: Steam a whole head of cauliflower, put it in a souffle dish,¬†cover with a mixture of mayonnaise and yellow mustard then top with grated Parmesan, and bake until the cheese is brown.

I was still feeling doubtful.¬†Yellow mustard?¬†Grated Parmesan? But I trudged on…

The only way to truly answer the question is to taste Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese” next to regular mac and cheese. You know, the kind with noodles in it.

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What’s My Window of Opportunity?

Some of my medications have to be taken before meals. The directions on the label are very specific, take “30 minutes before meal.” This drove me nuts.

But one simple question to my doctor put an end to this madness.

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Some of my medications have to be taken before meals. The directions on the label are very specific, take “30 minutes before meal.” This drove me nuts.

In trying to take my medicine properly I’d delay eating. Or I’d gamble on how long before dinner was going to hit the table.

Eating out was a particular nightmare. There’s no predicting how long it will take to get seated. And after that who knows how fast or slow service will be?¬†When I asked the server for something to eat with my pill, inevitably¬†I would¬†get the (white) bread basket. A single¬†roll could be half the carbs allotted to the meal! Continue reading “What’s My Window of Opportunity?”

Mixed Plate – When Carnivores and Vegetarians Eat Together

It’s hard enough when carnivores and vegetarians try to eat together‚ÄĒsomeone inevitably feels like they got the short shrift. Add diabetes to the mix and it gets even trickier.

 
 

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It’s hard enough when carnivores and vegetarians try to eat together‚ÄĒsomeone inevitably feels like they got the short shrift. Add diabetes to the mix and it gets even trickier.

David’s vegetarian. I am not. I’m diabetic. David is not. And yet we manage to sit down to dinner together most nights of the week. A single meal prepared for the whole family. How do we manage to plan and cook meals that satisfy everyone’s dietary needs?

We use the Healthy Diabetes Plate to plan our meals.

Note: David is ovo-lacto vegetarian so this process is based on that.

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