December 03

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Recipes from Diabetic-Friendly Food Week

Heartfelt thanks to all who participated in my Diabetic-Friendly Food Week by sending in their tasty diabetic-friendly recipes! You guys are awesome! 

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November 22 – 30, 2013 

As part of Diabetes Awareness Month it was your turn to share a diabetic-friendly recipe (or more!) with everyone else and spread the joy of healthy, tasty food!

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Here are the Recipes!

1. Millet Blinis with Tomato and Onion “Caviar”

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Sonal, from SimplyVegetarian777 shared this interesting recipe inspired by Russia and flavoured in India, and that captures the goodness of millets! Click here for the recipe. And do wander round her blog for more!

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2. Mix-Veg Poriyal

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Divya, from Chef Divya made this colourful, heathy, mixed vegetable recipe that would make a great side dish that is crunchy and filling. Click here for the recipe. And do check out the rest of her blog too!

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3. Amla ki Sabzi (Indian Gooseberry) 

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Here’s another one from Chef Divya. It’s a simple curry made with Amla (Indian gooseberries), which has traditionally been considered beneficial for diabetics (especially, Type 2). Amlas have quite a strong sour taste so may take some getting used to but once you get to know them, they really are quite yum! 🙂 Click here for the recipe.

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4. Beetroot Side Dish

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Sofia, from Papaya Pieces, shared this fresh, colourful side dish made from beetroots and shallots. Click here for the recipe and Sofia’s explanation of the structure of sugars versus good carbs. While beetroots do have natural sugars, they are also packed with nutrients and so can be enjoyed even by diabetics a side dish or a snack!

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5. “Could be Quinoa” Salad!

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Dimple of Shivaay Delights made a cous cous salad that you could make as is, or with whole wheat cous cous or quinoa in the same way! Click here for the recipe. You can also check out her Super salad with Roast Garlic and Lemon dressing here.

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6. Mung Bean Flatties

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Another recipe from Sonal of SimplyVegetarian777, these mung bean flatties are her healthy, pan-fried take on the traditionally deep fried, refined flour, bread pakoras! Indulge, but in small quantities! Find the recipe here.

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7. Mung Bean Paneer Soup

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Namrata, from My Food Tapestry, made a lovely, wholesome soup with mung beans and a little paneer (you could also use tofu). This would make a nutritious snack or a complete meal when served with some grilled veggies and garlic bread (see her recipes for these below). Click here to see the soup recipe. And do wander round Namrata’s blog for more!

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8. Grilled Vegetables and Garlic Bread

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Namrata, from My Food Tapestry, also made some grilled veggies marinated in a herbed, garlic, chilli oil, and served these along with some whole wheat garlic bread and her mung bean soup. Grilled or roasted veggies are an easy way to fill up on the nutritious, but low GI vegetables and along with a bean or lentil soup you’ve got a delicious meal. Click here for the grilled veggies and herbed garlic bread recipes.

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9. Adai: Savoury Lentil Pancakes

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Shankari from Strawberry Lentils shared this healthy recipe for protein packed pancakes made using lentils and rice. She has also flavoured these with spices, onion, and baby spinach for a nutritious pancake that would make a great breakfast or snack. Click here for this recipe. And do explore the rest of Strawberry Lentils for a variety of recipes!

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