Samantha

Guest-Chef

I have always loved to cook, and the challenges of diabetes have not changed that. Healthy food can be beautiful, nutritious, and delicious, and doesn’t have to break the budget.


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  • 1 lb. red radishes trimmed, cleaned, and thinly sliced
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 c. lite sour cream
  • 5 green onions trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 TBS. fresh dill chopped

Egg Salad with Radishes

One of the keys to successfully adjusting a recipe for Type 2 Diabetes is to increase the proportion of vegetables. By…

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  • 1 12-oz. can good quality canned white albacore tuna in water, drained. *I prefer Bumble Bee brand.
  • 2 TBS. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Tandoori Spice Mix See recipe for the spice mix in post above.
  • 1 green onion, white and green body minced, and green stems sliced for garnish

Tandoori Tuna Salad

Continuing with our series of diabetic-friendly recipes from the cuisine of India, here is a quick high-protein dish that can be…

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  • 10 c. water
  • 1 TBS. oil
  • 1 lg. onion chopped
  • 2 TBS. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. tsp. turmeric
  • 2 tsp. tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. tsp. black pepper
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 3/4 c. quick-cooking barley
  • 2-3 TBS. lemon juice
  • *1/2 c. sour cream - optional

Persian Chicken Soup with Barley

Sometimes you want your old familiar favorite soup and sometimes you want to try something new! This soup, Persian Chicken Soup…

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  • 1 1/2 c. dried bulgur wheat
  • 1 TBS. dried parsley
  • 1 TBS. dried minced onion
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1/4 c, olive oil
  • 2 lg or 4 small cucumbers peeled, diced
  • 4 med. Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 small red onion diced

Tabouli Salad

Proportion, proportion, proportion!! No, it’s not home decorating or clothing trends I am talking about today, but food proportions! One of…

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  • 4 small zucchini, washed, ends trimmed, 1/4" slices
  • 1 TBS. water
  • 1 TBS. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Steamed Zucchini

“How about broccoli for breakfast?” My husband was standing in front of the refrigerator this morning, doing his breakfast scout-out of…

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  • 2 large eggplants, about 2 pounds
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 c. chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground saffron, dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Eggplant Kuku

Among the many gifts my husband gave me when we were first married was a stack of 20 cookbooks. All were…

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