Questions about some Diabetic Connect recipes?

By ZmansGirl Latest Reply 2013-07-10 16:19:46 -0500
Started 2013-07-06 09:05:17 -0500

Greetings all y'all,

I'm new to thinking/cooking/eating diabetic, or I suppose you could even say, in general, healthy. I cook the way most people cook, by getting whatever is available and cheap at the grocery store.

So as I look through the recipes on this website, I have a few questions and I'm not sure where to ask them. I don't really understand how all the discussion boards here work and I haven't figured out how to do a search, if search is even available. Sorry if this post is redundant.

Anyway, if anyone can tell me where to post questions and discussion of the recipes, that would amazingly make my day.

Thank you!

8 replies

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2013-07-10 16:19:46 -0500 Report

each recipe has a comment section at the bottom. you can always post a question there to see if anyone else has the answer about that particular recipe.

ZmansGirl 2013-07-08 08:28:55 -0500 Report

Hi ya'll… thank you for the replies! One questions I have is that I am wondering how to learn about the sugars, and how to figure out which one to use with what. I know that somewhere I saw the ingredient Xylitol, although I can't find that at the moment. I have no idea where I would shop for something like that, though.

In a recipe for Ham Steaks ( it calls for Splenda, but my family has told me in the past they don't like the taste of splenda.

And the molasses - isn't that just dark karo syrup?

I am entirely sure I had a question about another recipe as well but I can't find the recipe. Never fear, I'll find it again, lol.

Nick1962 2013-07-08 11:44:39 -0500 Report

Molases is refined sugarcane or sugar beets. Karo syrup is made from corn syrup (refined from corn starch). Same amount of carbs but Karo is about half the sugar grams. Completely different taste.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-07-07 13:08:46 -0500 Report

I usually buy items on sale. I don't always go for cheap especially when it comes to steak or some cuts of beef. Some recipes do require expensive seasonings or spices. The best thing to do with herbs and spices is to grow them yourself.

If I find ingredients in recipes that that I may only try once, I usually won't buy the expensive spice, I simply change the recipe for a totally different taste. I marinade boneless skinless chicken breast in Zesty Italian salad dressing that is low fat. I am going to try my sisters sweet vidalia onion salad dressing as a marinade for pork chops just to see how they taste.

Jesse's derby
Jesse's derby 2013-07-06 20:53:37 -0500 Report

This is a great question! I am also of the "what ever is available and cheap" team. I have loved cooking well. However, I have found some of the recipes here (and elsewhere) full of expensive ingredients that are hard to find. I tend to keep it simple. Whole, fresh foods. Not shot full of junk and cranked up on chemicals. Now that the markets are opening, I intend to get lots of fresh vegies and freeze them. I have been loving chomping on frozen pieces of fruit during this heat wave. My suggestion is to keep it simple and spice it up! Experiment with herbs and spices. You can use your old recipes by reducing the fat, salt etc. Check in with Nick1965. He has great food info!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-07-07 13:15:23 -0500 Report

OMG Jesse, we vend at a farmers market every Sunday from April to December and I am in fresh veggie heaven. I bought green beans and cooked them with smoked turkey and I think I ate them for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week. Just got some fresh picked corn on the cob today. I still have to get my spinach. My sister is a Master Gardener and she has cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, sage, a variety of hot peppers and sage growing in her garden plot in our community garden. Another gardener told me I could have as much fresh sage and rosemary I want. She said I could have some thyme but not sure how to cook with it.

I buy Kale and Collards after the first heavy frost because they are very tender. This is usually around November. I buy them, clean and cook them and freeze them.

A good thing to do is to buy veggies and cook them put some in a container in the freezer. Keep adding to the container and you have more than enough for a big pot of soup. I do this then freeze the soup.

I need to expand my veggie field because I am bored with what I am eating now.

re1ndeer 2013-07-06 18:18:06 -0500 Report

I'm a contributor to the recipe section of Diabetic Connect. If you wish to search for a certain ingredient in a recipe, go to the top of the page where it says recipes click, it will take you to the recipe section of Diabetic connect. Then on the right of the screen on top, it says search recipes, type in your ingredient and it should take you to several recipes that are posted by members of Diabetic Connect.
If you have a question about a certain recipe it is either better posted here or on the members site who posted the recipe as many members do not answer from the recipe section itself.
I would be more than happy to help you, if you have any questions.
Just reply, under this posting.

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