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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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  • 1/2 tsp. lemon crystals
  • 1/2 tsp. lime crystals
  • 1/4 c. hot water
  • 1/2 c. white wine
  • 1/4 c. jalapeno juice from a jar of pickled jalapenos
  • 1 1/4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 tsp. liquid mesquite smoke flavor
  • 1 lb. raw shelled deveined shrimp
  • 1 large onion, trimmed, quartered, cut into 1/4" slices
  • 1 green bell pepper, trimmed, seeds removed, cut into 1/4" strips
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 TBS. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Flour tortillas
  • Assorted toppings: lite sour cream, shredded Colby-Jack cheese, salsa or picante, pico de gallo, guacamole

Shrimp Fajitas

I know that many of you can relate to this experience. You are sitting at a Mexican food restaurant, waiting for…

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  • 6 TBS. Vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 lbs. cubed beef stew meat
  • 2 lg. white onions, chopped 1/2" pieces
  • 6 + 4 c. water
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 4 15-oz. cans dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 bunches fresh cilantro, cleaned, picked over, large stems removed and then chopped finely
  • 2 bunches fresh green onions, trimmed and chopped
  • 3 c. dried parsley flakes
  • 3 TBS. dried fenugreek (may be found at a Middle Eastern grocery store or online; called Shanbalileh in Farsi)
  • 3-4 dried limes (limou-omani in Farsi, found at Middle Eastern grocery store or online) (pierced a few times with a fork)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • Serve with Basmati rice
  • With the condiment Mast-O-Khiar or plain yogurt on the side
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  • Calories: 280
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fat: 15
  • Protein: 18
  • Per 8-oz Serving:

Persian Fresh Herb Stew – Gormeh Sabzi

As we continue to explore international foods that are good for diabetic eating, I am happy to share one of my…

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  • 3 c. cooked chicken meat, chopped into 1/2-in. pieces (from a rotisserie chicken, or 3 lg. boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been simmered in water until done)
  • 2 c. cooked waxy potatoes (red or yellow), peeled, cut into 1/2-in. cubes
  • 1 c. frozen or canned peas
  • 3/4 c. chopped dill pickles
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 c. mayonaisse
  • 1/4 c. Italian vinaigrette salad dressing
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Sliced pickles, green olives, and red pepper or pimento (or other vegetable slices) for decorating
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 147
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5
  • Fat: 6
  • Protein: 16
  • per 3/4-cup serving:

Olivieh – Persian Chicken, Egg, and Potato…

Now that summer is here, “cooking supper” has become “making supper.” It’s hot outside and I don’t want to make my…

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  • 1 1/2 – 2 pound fresh or frozen bone-in turkey breast portion
  • 2 TBS butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 c. apricot or peach spreadable fruit
  • 2 TBS coarse-grain brown mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp bottled roasted minced garlic
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  • Calories: 235
  • Carbohydrates: 9
  • Fat: 8
  • Protein: 32
  • per serving:

Mustard and Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast

I will be taking some time off from the blog for the month of August so that I can get my…

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