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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  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup ground almond meal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 pound of plums (pitted, then halved or sliced)

Low-Sugar Plum and Almond Tart

Sometimes the simplest things are the best! Here is a simple but delicious plum tart, with the addition of almond meal…

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  • 48 oz. container Vanilla Ice Cream with No Added Sugar
  • 1 tiny pinch of saffron threads (7-8 1/2-inch pieces of saffron)
  • 1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. hot water
  • 1/2 c. heavy (whipping) cream
  • 2 tsp. rosewater flavoring (found in Middle Eastern grocery store)
  • 1/2 c. chopped shelled pistachios

Persian Pistachio Ice Cream – Low Sugar…

Wrapping up my series on Persian food for Type 2 diabetics, will be a recipe for Persian ice cream. Persian Pistachio…

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  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 2 TBS. instant coffee or espresso powder
  • 2/3 c. Splenda sweetener
  • 2/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c. slivered almonds toasted
  • *Optional - sugar-free chocolate topping and extra slivered almonds for topping

Mocha Almond Madness Ice Cream

One of the principal ideas here at The Diabetic Kitchen and Cook is that eating for Type 2 Diabetes should not…

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  • 1 pkg. Oreo brand chocolate cookie pie crust
  • 4 c. 1% milk
  • 2 large pkg. Jello brand Sugar-Free Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 1 c. Cool Whip brand sugar-free whipped topping
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  • Calories: 140
  • Sugar: 8
  • per unit:

Chocolate Pie – Low Sugar Recipe

Sometimes you just really want things to be the way they used to be. Before Type 2 Diabetes barged its way…

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  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light butter
  • 1 1/8 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Granulated, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute or 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon vinegar white or cider
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
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  • Calories: 60
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Sugar: 1
  • per unit:

Chai Spice Low-Sugar Cookies

When you have a craving for homemade cookies, it is SO NICE to have a tried and true no-sugar cookie recipe…

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  • 1 Granny Smith apple peeled and diced
  • 1 TBS. water
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. butter divided
  • 3 TBS. extra-fluffy pancake mix
  • 1 1/2 TBS. whole wheat flour
  • 2 packets Splenda
  • 3 TBS. milk

Apple Spice Mug Cake

When the mug cake craze started a couple of years ago, I thought, “Who would want to make only a single…

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