Zacuscã – a Romanian Veggie Delight

Just in case you are craving something new and different, I am sharing the traditional Romanian zacuscã recipe, adapted for easily available ingredients and a bit less work than the rigidly traditional, from scratch version. Instead of barbecuing the eggplants myself, I am using store bought frozen barbecued eggplants. The good thing about these is…

(Not) Maple Syrup

If you – like me – are in awe of maple syrup – a big no-no for a diabetic – then I have good news for you. I found a maple syrup replacement made with MONK FRUIT extract and erythritol. Albeit vaguely fruity and not quite 100% like maple syrup, “just”close, it is delicious! It…

Buckwheat bread

As I have mentioned in my previous post, Buckwheat [Experimental] Tiramisu, buckwheat is not a wheat at all. That’s good news if you like to start the day with a sandwich (instead of cereals) or if you are a soup-and-sandwich gal. You can keep your wheat and eat your sandwich too… if you make it…

A Transylvanian Classic

In general, I like to focus on items that I found in stores and which are good alternatives for diabetics: flour, pasta and sugar replacements, etc.. I don’t provide recipes unless they tie in with an ingredient I am exploring. However, I can’t resist this one, as it’s such a classic in Transylvania and this…

Jam?… Yumm!

Oh, yes, no need to say farewell to jams either! There are “no sugar added” jams on the shelves of grocery stores, as well as on the internet. Different stores have different brands with different flavors, prepared with different sweeteners (sucralose, xylitol). A word of caution: while it is true that there is no added…

[Suzie’s] Good Fats

A few days ago, my artist friend visited. We had spelt croissants, strawberries and whipped cream (with xylitol instead of sugar) and I was expounding on my new and old findings in the domain of diabetic nutrition. I had her taste one of my favorite new snack bars, Good Fats, previously marketed as Susie’s Good…

“A Kék Csodatorta”

The Blue Fairy Cake got its inspiration from the Hungarian children’s musical “A Kék Csodatorta” by Bea Muszty and András Dobay. (Hungarian speakers can find more info and the music at the link http://www.musztydobay.hu/mese_placebo.html) I made this Blue Fairy Cake for my daughter’s birthday – who by the way is way past the age when…