Apple cider vinegar salad dressing

Homemade salad dressing is a cinch to make, cheap and most importantly, delicious. Today, I took five minutes and whipped up a robust, mustardy vinaigrette that contains apple cider vinegar, which several studies have shown can lower blood sugar levels when consumed before a meal. In the studies, participants ingested a tablespoon of cider vinegarRead more

Food Review: Go Picnic Hummus box

I received no compensation for this review.   When I need a quick lunch out, I avoid the fast food drive-throughs and even “quick” serve restaurants.  To me, it’s not worth the money or time it takes to eat high sodium food that has been precooked then microwaved or – like quick-serve restaurant soups –Read more

Think Small for Big Success

So, how are the New Year’s resolutions going? More importantly, how will they be going next month? In six months? In the long run, only about eight out of 100 people succeed in keeping their health resolutions, researchers say. Some goals are easier to keep than others. Consider a New Year’s resolution  to eat aRead more

Everyone’s Sausage-Tortellini Soup

From-scratch soups are the gold standard, but for this Sausage Tortellini gem, I take huge shortcuts, and they work. Sausage Tortellini soup is packed with filling protein. There are many versions of this soup floating around the internet but they are not blood sugar friendly. I tweaked the basic idea so that individual servings areRead more

Ho, ho, no – Holiday food gifts

  What do Harry and David’s chocolate-drizzled Moose Munch, a pecan pie and a gift box of specialty pasta have in common? All are recent holiday gifts to prediabetic Yours Truly. People mean so well when they give food gifts for Christmas and Hannukah. They probably don’t know that some people have health conditions they don’t advertise.Read more

Nice chicken and rice

This recipe is no earth shaker; but it’s … nice.   Remember that chicken and rice casserole that everyone gets snobbish about because it contains (horrors!) a can of Campbell’s Cream of…. soup? Yes, that one. It can morph into something a bit more sophisticated and healthy. I’ve tinkered around with the original back-of-the-soup-can recipe and the men inRead more

Garlic oil = Heaven

I received no compensation for my review of this product. Boyajian Garlic Oil is one of my standby ingredients for easy, lower-carb cooking. It’s great to use in roasted vegetables and  as a sauté oil for chicken breast, onions and peppers. I go through bottles pretty quickly; even at $5.99 for 8 fl. ounces (onRead more

Internet articles to trust

  Have high-ish blood sugar? You  may be on your own to figure out what to do; unless there’s an actual diagnosis of diabetes, insurers may not offer extensive professional counseling. One  self-help strategy is to read online to learn about lowering blood sugar. How do you know what information to trust? Type  “high bloodRead more

Halloween Battle Plan

The specter of Halloween candy is upon us. Will you moderate or abstain through this treacherous eating holiday? Some nutrition experts believe it’s OK to moderate, or to eat sweet treats judiciously. A moderator might enjoy very small portions of a treats more  frequently or a larger treat occasionally; the idea is to prevent a senseRead more