Shrimp Fajitas

I know that many of you can relate to this experience. You are sitting at a Mexican food restaurant, waiting for your order to arrive, trying to be good and not eat too many chips and not drink your margarita or beer too fast, when . . . A waiter sails by your table, carrying […]

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 family’s favorite foods. Persian Fresh Herb Stew, called Gormeh Sabzi (pronounced gor-mae sab-zee), is one of the standout dishes of Persian food culture. When my family comes in the house and smells the aroma […]

Olivieh – Persian Chicken, Egg, and Potato Salad

Now that summer is here, “cooking supper” has become “making supper.” It’s hot outside and I don’t want to make my house any warmer by heating up the kitchen. My menus on hot days are very likely to include some version of a cold protein-based salad, with some crunchy veggies added for texture and flavor. […]

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 family ready for the new school year. But I will still be posting a recipe every week that works for Type 2 diabetics. AND I will be trying to keep the recipes easy too! […]

Meatless Minestrone

Minestrone is one of those amazing comfort foods that is nourishing to the soul as well as to the body. For me, coming home to a big pot of minestrone bubbling away on the stove, filling the house with home-cooked aroma, is like walking into an embrace. Soups are such an effective tool in eating […]

Indian Shrimp in Butter Sauce Salad

Indian Shrimp in Butter Sauce Salad combines two flavor profiles. It takes the warmth of shrimp cooked in butter and tossed with the spice mixture Garam Masala, and partners it with the cool creaminess of a coleslaw-style salad. It’s a great marriage of flavors that comes together very quickly. This recipe also is scaled for […]

Eggplant Parmigiana

If you have been searching for a diabetic-friendly eggplant dish, look no further! Eggplant Parmigiana is a layered baked dish, with slices of golden-fried eggplant layered with Italian tomato sauce. The addition of parmesan and provolone cheeses guarantee that it is full of flavor and so satisfying! Eggplant can take extra time to prepare, so […]

Chicken Enchiladas with Red and Green Sauce

Where do you stand on The Great Tortilla Divide? I met my husband when we both worked at a Mexican food restaurant during college, and many times we overheard co-workers and customers discussing which is more authentic, the flour tortilla or the corn tortilla? Those were some riveting discussions, as you can imagine – fueled […]

Chicken Piccata

Leading off our series of Italian cuisine dishes that are a good fit for Type 2 Diabetics is Chicken Piccata. Chicken Piccata is an example of the best type of home-cooked healthy food – fresh, appealing, and full of flavor! The savory pan sauce made of butter, lemon, parsley, and capers is extremely tasty. It […]

Persian Jujeh Kabob – Grilled Chicken Kabob

Grilled Chicken Kabob – called Jujeh Kabob in Persian cuisine – is perfect for Type 2 diabetics, low in fat and full of flavor. Such a versatile protein, it can be served with rice, or as part of a sandwich or salad. Jujeh Kabob is a typical entree of a Persian family meal. The platter […]

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