As diabetes sufferers, we can’t be blamed for taking any news regarding a so-called ‘cure’ with a liberal pinch of salt. It sometimes seems that we’re hearing stories of potential cures on an almost monthly basis – and yet nothing concrete ever materializes. But what would you think if the cure wasn’t a pill or … Read more Could Sticking to 800 Calories a Day Cure Type 2 Diabetes?
This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic. The responses to last week’s question about diabetic-friendly alternatives to food favorites was overwhelmingly for pizza and pasta. No problem: Let me first tell you that I am a “New Yawker” and traditionally pizza is eaten with your hands. Only the first of the … Read more 4 Ways To Solve the Diabetic Pizza Dilemma!
This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic. A friend of mine approached me and asked: “My brother in law, Jack, was diagnosed with diabetes about six months ago. He has been a real champ about managing his disease and is doing really well. We are a closely knit family and always … Read more Can A Diabetic Have Birthday Cake?
In my culture, (New “Yawk” melting pot) pancakes are a big deal. I don’t mean that dough- like pillow served with “maple” syrup or savory pancakes made from potatoes, spinach or other veggies. They are served as a side dish to meats like Pot Roast and roasted poultry. Often they are fried. A few years … Read more Decadent Diabetic – Baked Zucchini Pancakes Recipe
In the fall and winter, KEY LIMES ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE. They are a little sweeter and have a really special taste. They are, however a pain to zest and squeeze. I think the flavor though is worth the extra work. Below are the ingredients listed first for the crust and then for the filling. Each … Read more Decadent Diabetic – Lime Tart Recipe
It is NOT fake or substitute anything… Are you tired of using substitutes for something you really want to eat? So many times you see a recipe for Diabetics that is a substitute for the “real” thing. Mashed cauliflower started out that way but has now become this wonderful side dish that is so good on … Read more Decadent Diabetic -REAL Cauliflower Salad Recipe
Note: You can use pork Loin or Tenderloin for this dish. While elegant it could not possibly be simpler to prepare. **The pork can sit in the marinade in the refrigerator over night. The leftover make a great cold pork sandwich! Each serving has approximately 0g Net Carbohydrates. Chef Ward Alper is type 2 Diabetic who … Read more Decadent Diabetic – Simply Elegant Pork Roast Recipe
I remember how much I missed salty – crunchy after I was first diagnosed as a Diabetic. I was lucky to have the nutritionist from my local “stupidmarket” introduce me to Joseph’s Lavash. Suddenly the clump of tuna and shreds of lettuce on my plate became something I actually wanted to eat, a sandwich! Taking … Read more Decadent Diabetic – Compatible Lavash Chips Recipe
Sometimes, especially on a cold and dreary day, there is nothing that can lift the spirits like a gooey hot grilled cheese sandwich (samich). Swiss cheese, Muenster and cheddar all work as well. Sealing the edges well is key to the success of this recipe ADDITIONS You can use SARA LEE LIGHT WHOLE WHEAT instead … Read more Decadent Diabetic – Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Soup, stew, and bread all in one! By using fresh carrots, green beans and the spices for flavor, and eliminating the potatoes and peas from the recipe, I was able to keep the net carbohydrate count down. I make the filling and sauce in big batches and freeze it. *Can be done in advance. Each serving has … Read more Decadent Diabetic – Chicken Pot Pie Recipe