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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!


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Posted: Mar 4, 2009 14:17
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  • What's for dinner Ma?

    Well, I’m marinating up a block of tofu for tonight’s dinner.  I get a pretty good deal on a 3-pack of tofu for just $3.00 CDN at Costco. A block of tofu – feeds 3 nicely in the recipe I’m using and just by itself is about 17g of protein and 2g of carbs.  Not a bad deal – and change from the usual pork/chicken/lamb/fish dishes I cook up.

     

    I know a lot of people aren’t into vegan foods.  I have a few meat ‘n potato friends that go “yuck” at the mention of tofu, lentils, beans – thinking that you have to wear love beads and go tripping thru’ the tulips. I have surprised them a few times when bringing a dish to a party.  As they’re gobbling it up – licking their chops – they do not realize they are eating the stuff they go “yuck” at (I bring out the love beads at that point).  Yes, I do tell them later what they have just devoured – and then I’m being asked for the recipe.  I personally think it’s all in the mind – vegan food – as long as it tastes good – that’s all I care about – and is somewhat healthy.

     

    The recipe I’m using for tonight’s meal is called Asian steak tofu (cooked up on the BBQ even tho’ it’s only -10C).  We either eat along side of it some brown rice that I mix in with abit of  wild rice from Lundberg Family Farms in California.  Their rice isn’t exactly cheap – but I only use ¼ cup with ¾ cup of brown rice – but it just adds that little extra bit of zest.  The way I’m serving up the tofu tonight is with salad – lots of it as I got a good deal on romaine lettuce (some of that will be incorporated into a soup this week – yes – romaine lettuce soup – delicious).  With abit of triple rye bread on the side you have yummy meal less than 25g of carbs (yes Brad – I said yummy).

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  • By: dorisjdickson: Mar, 04, 2009 17:54 PM

    Interesting concoction girl.  Can't say I'll ever eat tofu but you certainly try to add flavor. 

    I use the barbecue all winter also.  Shoot I bought a good one; I may as well use it.  My boarder from Argentina uses it too.  She has gastroparesis symptoms without a diabetes diagnosis (so far) and eating grilled food has apparently improved the situation.  And apparently their indoor stoves are more like our gas grills!  Ok, that doesn't sound safe.

    Rice ... high risk russian roulette.  I try to avoid it except for special treats.  Even then, I weigh the dry ingredients and cook mine separately.  The problem is the unpredictable digestion, however.



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