I'm a newly diagnosed type 1, and I'm figuring out what I can and can't eat - and what tasty dishes are out there. I love to cook, and the transition, so far, hasn't been too hard on that end, but I'd like to see what other people are doing. I just started a new blog to chronicle what I'm cooking and eating, but I'm having a hard time finding good examples of successful, current blogs around the internet.
So. Do you guys have a favorite diabetic cooking blog?
Hello, I found Low-gi and Lo-carb cooking recipes were the most helpful.
There's a free downloadable Diabetes Cookbook 2013 if you register at diabetes.co.uk
Lots of fruit and veg. to replace the carbs. :)
Unfortunately the diabetic cookbooks I have purchased are seemingly full of strange haute-cuisine concoctions that i've never tried!
Thanks Ash :) I will try to download the book
There is a great deal of controversy on what is a proper diet for someone with diabetes. If you look through all the ADA guidance, it is all about low fat and restricted calories. On the other hand many follow a low carb diet and have been quite successful. Personally, I follow a low carb, high fat, moderate protein diet. I seek to get my food from as close to whole food sources as possible. I avoid transfats and vegetable oils and look for grain fed meet and foods that are generally free of contamination. Thus, the
cookbooks put out by the ADA are useless to me. When I cook, I look for recipes that are good food. I look for recipes in my books or on sites like epicurious.com. I recently made Coquilles St.-Jacques with some minor adaptations (sub parmesan for the bread crumbs and cheese). The recipe resulted in four generous servings with 28g fat, 15g carb and 27 g protein. A perfect bolus worthy dish.
Haven't found a blog yet, I do occasionally post recipes on my tudiabetes blog page.
However the low carber forum has some fabulous recipes, I discovered them after checking out Karen Barnaby's excellent book The Low-Carb Gourment
There are some very good recipes on their site - just notice some posted another version of a meatza that looks good.