Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Diabetic Dream Recipe

OMG YUM! I plan on making this tonight and maybe adding cocoa powder to "chocolate"it up. Been having major chocolate cravings for a while now :) I will let you know!

Cream Cheese Mousse, great for a diabetic who is practicing the low-carb lifestyle!!
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cube butter (yes! 1 cube) (8 ounces)
1 cup heavy whipping cream 
4 svgs sweetener of your choice
1 Tbsp almond extract
Melt butter until it's barely soft or allow to sit till it's room temperature and soft. With an immersion blender mix together all ingredients. It will be tough to blend and take a bit of man handling. Add more hwc if neccesary.
About 4-5 servings.
As with any food, please test using your meter. Heavy whipping cream and various sweeteners might spike some people.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Amazing Low Carb, Gluten-Free Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits!

I am always looking for recipe's that fit into my LCHF lifestyle. (Low-Carb, High fat) I stumbled on these in a group I belong to and couldn't be happier!

Low Carb Red Lobster Biscuits
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup almond flour
4 eggs
4 Tbsp butter, room temp
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Make dough as you would ordinary biscuits making sure not to overmix so they are as light and fluffy as possible.
400 degree oven
Bake 12-15 minutes
Clearly, these are the best biscuit/bread anything I have tasted on low carb. I made mine in muffin tins so they had more shape. I coated my muffin tins with butter as well so they'd be more crispy where the dough hit the pan. 
Remove from the oven, melt 1-2 T of butter, mix in 1 t of Italian season. Drizzle over bisquits.
* Note: I am not a salt eater and between the garlic salt and the regular salt that is added, I found it to be a bit much, so I am going to cut down the salt if I am able to make these again. 
Also it is important for diabetics to test before and after eating one of these to see if the almond flour is going to spike you. 
I am editing this post to add that before I ate one of these, I tested at 86, 1 hour pp I was 91 and 2 hours pp I was at 76. So has minimal effect on MY numbers. YMMV.

So Diabetes, Remind Me Never to Do That Again

This was a big "Ooopsy" And at the time I was doing it, I knew that. Somewhere in my primal reptilian, limbic brain I just knew it was wrong and would result in nothing good coming out of it. In my limited and somewhat flimsy defense, I have to say I was trying to reward myself for a job well done through the whole rest of the day.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

If Its Not One Thing, Its Another...

Here it goes again. I sometimes wonder why I even attempt to keep up a blog. I never stay with it. My mind is much too busy to think of one coherent thought, let alone write a few hundred words on whatever subject I can manage to get my mind to focus on.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I am Not Sure This is Diabetes

Yeah, so okay, I am a diabetic, but I have been feeling something for a few months now, and although I feel it, it is hard to put into words just what that feeling is.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Diabetes and Alcoholism Do Not Mix

My diabetes is not a happy camper right now. Recently my family has been dealing with some issues that, reflecting back a few years, I never would have guessed - even in my wildest dreams - we would be dealing with.