Steamed Zucchini

“How about broccoli for breakfast?” My husband was standing in front of the refrigerator this morning, doing his breakfast scout-out of available foods. I was a little surprised that this suggestion came from HIM, my meat-loving man . . .  but we sauteed the leftover steamed broccoli with a little butter, salt, and pepper, stirred […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup is a restaurant favorite, and so easy to make at home! Like any soup, the recipe is pretty flexible, depending on what is in the pantry. The recipe states tomato paste, but you could use canned tomatoes instead. You could substitute pinto beans for the kidney beans and black beans, or use […]

Southern-Style Ham Soup

This past week has been “sick week” at my house – not the flu, but a wearying upper respiratory virus that makes you feel bedraggled by mid-day. To top it off, the congestion was messing up my head functions, so I couldn’t taste or smell anything! Still, tired or not, we needed to eat something […]

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 with Barley, or Ash-e Joh in Farsi, is the Persian equivalent of chicken and noodle soup for Americans. It is a simple comfort food, something that would have been easy for the Persian cook […]

Tabouli Salad

Proportion, proportion, proportion!! No, it’s not home decorating or clothing trends I am talking about today, but food proportions! One of my husband’s favorite foods of all time is tabouli. “Wait,” you might say, “Isn’t that mostly wheat grain?” For some versions perhaps, but for us, increasing the proportion of vegetables to the bulgur wheat […]

So Savory Black Bean Salad

Sometimes the best dishes are the ones that go together fast, bringing a fresh taste that makes you want just a little bit more. Black beans, tomatoes, and spinach in a speedy lemon juice-olive oil dressing for a light and delicious side dish!

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 adding more vegetables, and choosing veggies whose flavor will enhance the dish, you make it more filling and more nutritious. The texture of the added veggies is important too – a soft dish like […]

Terrific Turkey Curry

Turkey Curry is the dish that got me interested in the wonderful world of curries. The flavor, ease, and the fact that it is adjustable for Type 2 diabetics, made this dish a win for me! I adapted this from a curry recipe I found in Bon Appetit magazine, that had about 500 ingredients. I […]

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 used many different ways. The warm kick of exotic spices in the tandoori mix adds a delicious flavor to tuna that takes it beyond the ordinary. You can use Tandoori Tuna on a bed […]

Steak Pizzaiola

Having a couple of leftover pan-fried steaks on hand was the inspiration for this post’s recipe – Steak Pizzaiola! We had friends over the night before and had two nice thin-cut ribeyes, already browned and cooked to medium. Leftover cold steaks are A-Ok with my husband. He will get out the horseradish sauce and dig […]

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