Diabetes and Candida (yeast infections)

This is meant to be simple, from a diabetic, not a doctor.

Diabetics do not make (type 1), or do make enough (type 2) insulin. Insulin is a hormone that takes the sugar, starches, and other food, and converts it to energy. Without insulin, a type one diabetic would starve, even if eating. The sugar is trapped in the blood, and unusable.

Because it takes time for the insulin we take as diabetics to work, sugar stays in the blood longer. Sugar feeds yeast.

In my opinion as a diabetic, eliminating as much sugar, and starch as possible, and adding Probiotics (friendly bacteria) are the best defense.

Probiotics pills are expensive. I’ve stopped buying the expensive pills, and started making my own yogurt, fermenting vegetables, and extracting oils from herbs.

Garden to table, just a few berries.

Can I excite you with just a few berries from the garden? First of the red, and black raspberries. The black berries will be another week or so. What do you do with just a few?

I didn’t grow the Cantaloupe, or Mango. I bought them from the fruit guy at the Hadley Flea Market.

Berry sauce I made with last year (lasted through the year!).

Topped with homemade yogurt, and granola.

Flowers picked for this photo!

 

From Garden to table, chive dip.

I love eating out of the garden, fresh chives are so tasty!

I’m all about looking to see what I have, and creating something yummy out of it,

Cream cheese, and chives, there are nut crackers, sounds good.

1/4 container of the cream cheese, chopped chives, black olives, fresh oregano, a little garlic, and I used the immersion blender.

I then added chopped artichoke hearts, and a few fresh basil leaves.

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It was SO GOOD!

 

 

German Pancake Recipe

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The trick to getting it to rise so well, is having the ingredients at room temp.

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

6 Tbs. Flour

2 Tbs. butter

1/2 tsp. vanilla

dash of salt

dash of nutmeg (optional)

Preheat of to 425 ( I melt the butter and heat the pan while it’s warming, a 9″ glass pie plate works great!)

Mix milk, flour, vanilla, and spices.

In separate bowl, whisk eggs. Add eggs to mix, and barely whisk it in. The more you beat it, the less it will rise.

Add to melted butter, and bake until big and browned, about 15-18 minutes.

Gluten Free Pear Upside Down Cake with Warm Butter Sauce

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In response to earlier post, I made a gluten free, lower carb, good for diabetic substitute for apple upside down cake, with warm butter sauce. It came out a cross between an apple pancake, and the apple cake. Since I have Asian Pears coming out of my garden, I used those instead of apples.
Core and slice the fruit in a pan like this. I added coconut oil, and Brown rice syrup, and cinnamon, then baked for 10 minutes at 400 F.

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While that’s cooking, warm 1/2 cup milk, and 2 eggs to room temp, by placing them in a warm water bath.

Mix 1/4 cup rive flour, 1/4 cup coconut flour, the milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, and sweetener of choice (Stevia for me). Beat eggs, then add to mixture. Don’t over beat, just enough to mix it. Pour over cooked pears. Bake 400 until browned, about 18 minutes.

While that is cooking…

Sauce

Blend over low heat, 1 stick butter 2 TbLs. Flour, when the butter is melted, SLOWLY add 1 cup of boiling water, cook until thick. Add sweetener of chioce, and a sprinkle of Nutmeg.

Note: If the heat is to high, or you add the water to fast, it will break.
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My Mom’s Recipe Apple Upside Down Cake with Warm Butter Sauce.

My brother asked for this, so I figured I’d share it here.

Cake

Peel and slice apples, and place them on the bottom of a greased, and floured pan, then just add a yellow cake mix batter. I don’t remember if she used cinnamon, I do.

Sauce

Blend over low heat, 1 stick butter 2 TbLs. Flour, when the butter is melted, SLOWLY add 1 cup of boiling water, cook until thick. Add 2 TbLs. sugar, and a sprinkle of Nutmeg.

Note: If the heat is to high, or you add the water to fast, it will break. Image