Diet and Food

Looking Back: In a Pickle

Diabetic Mommy, Diet and Food By March 1, 2018 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Today’s post is from 2015, back when Birdy was only five years old, when we were talking about the carbohydrate content of some foods and why her mom cares about odd things like this.    *   *   * “So you can eat any food you wanted so long as it tastes like a pickle?” my daughter asked, looking…

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An Interview with Chronically Healthy

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diet and Food, Exercise & Fitness By February 28, 2018 No Comments

I met Emily Davis and Sarah Steinmetz of Chronically Healthy at a JDRF TypeOneNation last November, and their mission to help people with diabetes, and also folks living with other chronic illnesses, find peace and good health despite health challenges.  They focus on the intersection between holistic modalities and conventional medicine. I really enjoyed talking with them both and wanted…

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The Curse of the Camp Coleslaw

Diabetes Memories, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By January 9, 2018 Tags: , , , , 12 Comments

“Your meal card says you need to eat one vegetable and one fat. This coleslaw is your vegetable and your fat.” My camp counselor sighed, having been through this routine with me before. “You need to eat it. You can’t leave the table until you’ve eaten it.” “But I haaaaaaate coleslaw!!!!” I wailed, eight years old and wearing my tie-dyed…

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Looking Back: Pizza (A Christmas Poem)

Diabetes Poetry, Diet and Food, Pumping Insulin By December 8, 2017 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

Getting into the holiday spirit?  Today I’m revisiting the ghosts of poems past with Pizza (A Christmas Poem).  Watch out for that pesky, fight-picking panc. T’was the night before Christmas and all tinsel’s in, Not a creature was stirring or making insulin. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that my islet cells soon would be…

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Zoodles for your Face

Diet and Food, Gluten Free By October 26, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

I had ten minutes to make something to eat while the little Guy napped and before a slate of conference calls began, and the zucchinis sitting on my kitchen counter were judging me for not cooking them yet.  So I made zoodles. I can’t cook.  And so can you! INGREDIENTS one large zucchini garlic cloves olive oil sea salt cherry…

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Cauliflower Rice.

Diet and Food By March 20, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 10 Comments

Not a cook.  Nope, not me.  Which is why this recipe for cauliflower rice was so useful, because it requires little thought, little cooking, and very little insulin. Cauliflower rice Buy a head of cauliflower.  Become friends with it.  And then rip it into small sections, keeping hold of mostly the florets (the tops of the trees, in Bird terms)…

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Bliss Balls.

Diabetic Mommy, Diet and Food By September 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 10 Comments

Do you know what bliss balls are?  I had never heard of them before.  There’s a coffee shop near the beach out here that sells these bliss ball things.  They look like desserty meatballs and are kept in a glass jar near the cash register.  If you’re sleep deprived, they look like pets held captive by the bakery ladies. Chris bought one…

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The Vegetable Recipes That Didn’t Suck.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free By August 4, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 6 Comments

The battle remains uphill (couldn’t remember how to turn the stove on the other day, which is a testament to how scrambled my pregnant brain is becoming – add that to last week’s inability to use the gas pump on a car I’ve owned for over six years), but I’m still working diligently to cut more meat out of our…

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Plant-Based Faceplant.

Diet and Food By June 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , 51 Comments

Over the last few weeks, we’ve made an attempt as a family to eat more plants/eat less meat.  This is decision is rooted in a dozen different health reasons, but the end result is a move towards cutting back on the meat we’re consuming and integrating more than just a “meatless Monday” philosophy. All well and good, right? Except I…

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