Diabetic Jews

For those of us who worry about how to keep shabbes in hospitals, how much or if to fast on fast days, hit the meters with our elbows on shabbes, don't consider calorie king interesting because the only restaurants we might eat at aren't listed.

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Happy Hanukkah!

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Shana tovah!

Started by Deborah. Last reply by Deborah Sep 5, 2013. 2 Replies

Pesach strategies

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A Little Levity

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Non-meter yids and Shabbat meals

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Refuah Sh'leamah (Full recovery) for Catlover

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Purim Sameach...?

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Something on Purim

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Me, G-d and a chronic disease

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Will you be fasting on Yom Kippur?

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a frielichen chanukah

Started by shea. Last reply by Natalie ._c- Dec 18, 2012. 1 Reply

שנה טובה ומתוקה

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Type 1

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Have a Freilechen Purim!

Started by Jonah Feb 25, 2010. 0 Replies

Jewish Diabetes Association

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pumping and mikvah

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Comment by Emily Coles on December 19, 2014 at 10:55am

Nice pic, Brian!!  I think I'll ask my parents if they still have the Menorah we used when I was growing up.  They must.  I remember it really well and it would be cool to see it  :)

Comment by shoshana27 on December 18, 2014 at 7:08am

my menorah still has candle wax on it from last year so won't show it but lit candles of course
the year i moved to this place my menorah was packed so i made potato menorah wrapped in foil
it was very original
sorry no pix

Comment by Brian (bsc) on December 18, 2014 at 5:33am

Emily asked that we all share a picture of our menorah. My wife actually likes to have a menorah for everyone in the family but I've been putting my food down on that fire hazard. We recently cleaned out the china cabinet and found 9 boxes of candles. Who needs 9 boxes. So this year we only lit two menorahs. I'll show one.  You will note the Hanukkah protective glass drip tray.  Did I mention fire hazards? This menorah is 50 years old and belonged to my parents. I made potato latkes which we served with sour cream and applesauce.

Comment by shoshana27 on December 17, 2014 at 4:47pm
Happy Chanukah to all & hugs & good bg
Comment by shoshana27 on February 3, 2014 at 7:13am

i read what some people eat for brekfast : HAM & CHEESE : etc...
how about us PWD who are kosher?
what are we supposed to eat/
how about some recepies

Comment by shoshana27 on March 25, 2013 at 2:10pm

happy & safe pasach to all

Comment by Natalie ._c- on March 25, 2013 at 1:06pm

Brian, I'm NOT a cook, and most recipes terrify me, but that one actually looks doable, and I'm going to try it!! You did a mitzvah, man! :-)

Comment by Linda G on March 25, 2013 at 4:10am

Comment by jrtpup on December 14, 2012 at 12:25pm

Ooo that sounds fabulous! Thanks Brian ;)

Comment by Brian (bsc) on December 14, 2012 at 12:13pm

I'm sorry this is so late, at least there are a few nights left.

BSC's Cheese Latkes

1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese
4 eggs
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Butter and/or vegetable oil for frying (I clarify the butter and use a butter/oil mixture)

Mix cheese, eggs, flour, melted butter, sugar and vanilla in a food processor

In a heavy griddle, heat oil (or butter) and cook the latkes similar to how you would cook pancakes, usually about 4-5 minutes

The estimated carb content for the entire batch is 85g, about 35g of which comes from the flour. You could readily substitute for the flour and get it even lower, but as written, this ends up with about 10g carbs for 2-3 latkes. Also, you could substitute for the sugar, but actually I found that the sugar made a big difference in how well the latkes fried, becoming carmelized and forming a crispy crust, hence I keep the vile sugar. If you really want low carb, substitute almond meal for the flour and splenda for the sugar.


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