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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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  • D-Feast Friday - Lunar Rhubarb Cake

    The recipe shown below is a modified one that a friend of mine had given to me that she had from The Ottawa Citizen.  I have tweaked it abit to make it somewhat more "healthy", by reducing sugar content, using alternative fat (olive oil).  Also, if you don't have rhubarb on hand (I picked the last stalks of the season from my garden) - you could try another fruit instead.  I have a friend who used apples instead - and she said it was delicious!

    It's really easy to make, and for a last minute desert goes over really well with most people (even kids).  It also tastes delicious with abit of ice cream or whipped (real) cream on the side when it's warm.

    Lunar Rhubarb Coffee Cake

    Lunar Rhubarb Cake

    1/2 cup butter/margarine (or use olive oil)*

    1 cup white sugar

    1 egg

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

    1 cup all-purpose flour

    1 cup whole wheat flour

    1/4 cup of ground flax seed

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 cup buttermilk **

    2 (or more if you wish) cups rhubarb, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

    1 Tablespoon flour

    ~~~ Topping ~~~ 

    1/4 cup butter (or use olive oil – see note above)  

    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

    2 teaspoons cinnamon

    1/4 cup wheat germ

    3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

    1. For batter: Cream butter (or margarine/olive oil) and sugar until smooth and creamy; beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flours, ground flax seed, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Toss rhubarb with 1 Tablespoon flour and mix gently into batter. Spoon into greased 9x13" cake pan.

    2. For topping: Blend together all ingredients and sprinkle over batter. I use a pastry blender tool or you can use your fingers. Dribble it over top of batter, it will blend itself in making for that coffee cake effect.

    3. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes.  It forms a great crunchy topping once it is baked!

    * Link for conversion of olive oil into a recipe using butter/margarine can be found HERE.

    ** I use regular milk by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar and let sit 10 minutes.


    Psst, if you haven't participated in the D-Feast yet - go to This Is Caleb - and the instructions on how to participate are all there.  It's that simple!   

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