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By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2012-11-05 01:55:29 -0600
Started 2012-10-18 13:09:52 -0500

Just wanted to say hello & ask…What do you do when your bored of the foods you eat & you know what your doing is working for you???? Just curious…


32 replies

Fefe12 2012-11-05 01:55:29 -0600 Report

I havent had the opportunity to get bored theres too much food out there to try. Once you know what you can and cant eat try some food from another country. Get a new cookbook. Food is exciting! I go to new shops and find things Ive never eaten before. Have you tried white truffle oil on eggs? Yumm! Try a new food every week its good for the mind and soul. We are doing all this work to live longer and have healthier lives, we have to make it worth while. Family, friends and food, what else is there?!!

imwim 2012-10-20 06:32:53 -0500 Report

If anyone is interested in a real good paste that will not up your sugar so high that makes it to hard to be back down. One that taste so great, even our grandson doesn't notice it is spaghetti or mac-cheese.. It is Dreamfields. An you can find it at walmart. When fitting any paste, as you know, it is always best to cook the noodles to el denta.. We have used this many times. The best thing for me..As for brown rice. I AM NOT A FAN AT ALL. However, Cathie has found a organic brown Jasmine rice that I like better then anything thing else we have tried. It is put out by Lundberg. You can get this at any whole foods or order on line. Which we just order it on line.

MAYS 2012-10-19 20:31:57 -0500 Report

You might want to check out Food.com for som Diabetes friendly recipes:


And other recipes:


Turtle 2012-10-20 00:03:13 -0500 Report

Hey Young1s, I liked your post about cooking, above,. What sugar are you asking about. If there is something sweet, I usually know how to get it. lol

I hate to cook and I have several great diabetic cookbooks. I have a caregiver who does certain tasks for me such as cooking. I just need to heat things up in the microwave.

Young1s 2012-10-19 19:19:26 -0500 Report

Hey Kaiya & the rest of the fam. I want to parrot some of what Imwim is saying. I only just had my 1 year anniversary of being diabetic and was unwilling to give into changing recipes that I finally perfected, in my eyes.

But after my hubby said to me recently that he notices a change in me when I eat foods that are white or yellow I had to rethink my way of thinking. Okay, not sure what the yellow foods are but, white starches are not my friend. For sure. But the fam isn't completely on board with brown rice, wheat pastas, and the like.

So I compromise. I make pastas/rice with a mix of white and brown. Or I mix in a little flax, quinoa, barley, etc, depending on the meal. I very rarely use veggie oil or butter anymore, mostly evoo. And thanks to you all here, cooking from fresh more often is my best friend. Even with herbs. No longer paying $5 a bottle for dried oregano, basil…you know.

But mostly, I try to keep the family favorites in rotation. Meaning, I love to cook, so I'm always trying something new. But on those nights when the newbie recipe is a flop (like my sauteed green beans with slivered almonds), I make it up to the fam with something that I know they will love. Plus this give me a chance to assess what went wrong with the dish and formulate a plan to do it better the next time. I guess it helps that I love to cook.

At any rate, I guess my point is, don't be afraid to experiment with new foods or recipes, like I recently did with a red beans and rice recipe. Like that box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get…until you try. Bon Appetite!

imwim 2012-10-19 18:50:50 -0500 Report

My partner cooks for the both of us. She has been taken old recipes and converting them to fit for me. Example; if a recipe calls for 4 tablespoon of flour. She will use oatmeal flour. It does a great job as a replacement of flour in a lot of different foods. Another example: I am from the south. I LOVE SWEET TEA. I have tried everything I could thing of to use for sugar. I didn't like anything, until today. Today, Cathie brought home some honey tree sugar free imitation honey.. it is great. no carbs, no sugar. that fits for me…

Young1s 2012-10-19 20:20:28 -0500 Report

Is that sugar found in grocery stores or is it a specialty shop delicacy? If the latter, is there a website we can order from?

imwim 2012-10-20 06:21:41 -0500 Report

Good Morning, Cathie is telling me to tell ya'll. She found it yesterday at ' WALMART ' in the honey section not the sugar section. For me, it is real good in my tea. Especially in hot heat. As for a pitcher of sweet tea. That I will do today… I can't wait. lol

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-19 09:42:34 -0500 Report

Add herbs and spices. Try foods from different cultures. I bake chicken a lot and I love sage so I add sage to it. You can add basically any spice to chicken. I use to make Emerls Cajun seasoning from scratch and put it on pork. There are so many things you can do to add excitement to the foods you eat.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-10-19 05:42:34 -0500 Report

Lately I've just been eating the same foods, I think i am in a rut. I know the numbers and it works ir me, guess I need to start exploring a bit more again!

Nick1962 2012-10-18 18:23:45 -0500 Report

Like Mays said, i watch the food shows and try stuff from different cultures. We recently had a new member join from the Philippines, and I'm eager to see what her diet is like.

byrun 2012-10-18 13:34:45 -0500 Report

I agree Mays…cooking is an adventure!!!!!! And, I agree with you Kaiya, downsizing to cooking for only 1 or 2 is a whole new mindset. It does take a while to adjust.