Diabetic-friendly

The Whole30, Week 1 (in Which I set a new PR for F-Bombs)

Lettuce Wrap Chicken Fajitas with Onions and Peppers

I’m not gonna lie. That was ugly. We are just starting Week 2 of The Whole30. If you’re unfamiliar with it, the quick & dirty & vague & incomplete version: it’s an elimination diet where you strip dairy, grains, processed sugars, booze, and beans from your diet for 30 days to “reset.” After 30 days, [...]

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Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

It’s an unlikely combination, but one that works. Like, really works. It’s spring here in Texas, weather-wise if not quite calendar-wise yet. With all this beautiful weather comes a flood of fresh produce that no longer requires considering a second mortgage, unlike that sad-looking, coffee stirrer-thin asparagus for $5/lb that was out barely a month [...]

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12 Days of Homemade Christmas: Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Crackles

Chocolate Crackles

There are a handful of diabetics in my immediate and extended family. And every Christmas I get a little stressed because at the very last minute, I realize that my goodie baskets are not diabetic friendly. And when he’s the one you call when your air conditioner goes kaput in the middle of the Texas [...]

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Mixed Berry Trifle

Mixed Berry Trifle

Three day weekends around the casa are never really very relaxing. There’s always a project to be done, another item on a to-do list, or a box to check: whether it’s remodeling a bathroom, repainting a room, installing hardwoods or replacing baseboards and crown molding. We live in a perpetual construction zone. I don’t know [...]

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Chocolate Crackles

Chocolate Crackles

December is a tough month for bakers. By the 23rd, I’ve been baking for 23 days. Cookies, cakes, pies, cookies, breads, candies, cookies… Did I mention cookies? I usually spend the last hours before many get-togethers scrambling to find a suitable dessert that’s sweet enough for my dad (a diabetic) to enjoy without feeling cheated [...]

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