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Savoring Sugar-Free with Nutty Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Rice


For the past year I have been gradually reducing the added sugars in my diet.  These efforts have culminated into this past month, when I have managed to forgo all added sugars whatsoever.  That’s right … no white sugar, maple syrup, or even agave.  I admit to a sprinkling of stevia in that “green drink” […]

Easy Raw Recipes to Supercharge Your Day


One would think that raw food, essentially food in its most simplistic form, would be so incredibly simple to make. Yet, for some reason the very idea of eating raw just sounds so darn complicated. Soaking nuts for hours and even days, purchasing pricey juicers, slowly dehydrating fruits and veggies … who has the […]

Tools for the Diabetic Baker (Or Those Who Love Them)


My husband has decided that this year is the year he is going to work on his baking skills. Baking is really all about chemistry, and, unfortunately, the results can be a little unpredictable when attempting to replace sugary ingredients with lower glycemic substitutes. For example, if you are baking bread and the recipe calls […]

How I Learned to Like Breakfast


Like a lot of women (and men too probably), when I was in college, I could eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I’d skip breakfast, have a bacon cheeseburger (with fries) or a personal pizza for lunch around 2 and eat whatever came to mind sometime around 6 for dinner. My calorie and fat […]

Choosing the right carbs with the Glycemic Index


By now, it is common knowledge that complex carbohydrates such as whole grains are better for you than refined sugars and processed food. Choosing these types of carbs may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, and certain types of cancer. Beyond processed foods and desserts, how do you […]

Yams … Getting Out of the Candied Rut


As a child I loathed holiday meals. The turkey was always dry, I hated the consistency of mashed potatoes, and that awful orange-colored dish was always sickeningly sweet. As I grew older I learned that this strange orange-colored dish was actually an American tradition. Yams as they were called (though they were […]

All About Emmer


When my fiance was diagnosed with diabetes in 2005, we thought his days of eating rice and pasta were over. He has very little trouble with pizza, and can usually split a dessert with me when we go out to eat, but foods like risotto, penne puttenesca, and lasagna were largely off the table. Luckily […]