Diabetes Blog Week: Cheese and Other Things I Eat

In honor of Katy and her birthday, today’s prompt is hers:  Taking a cue from Adam Brown’s recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day!  Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever.  Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way.  (Thank you, Katy of  Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes for this topic.)

There’s only one thing I eat almost every day.


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I actually found this image on a site for vegan cheese, SSHH DONT’ SPEAK OF THE ATROCITY

I love cheese. Diabetes plus Scotch-Irish guts means that I can eat pounds of it and be the happiest camper. I love hard cheese, soft cheese, packaged deli cheese, fancy cheese that gets paired with wine, fancy cheese that gets paired with beer, gooey melted cheese on sandwiches, string cheese in cute packages, stinky cheese from France, an entire plate of fried cheese that’s meant to be an appetizer but really I can devour it all myself…..

I’m salivating just writing this.

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So I’ll eat cheese and deli meat for breakfast if I wake up with a high blood sugar. I eat cheese on sandwiches for lunch. 75% of my life, lunch is a sandwich from Subway. Because it’s tasty and moderately healthy and carb-countable. Coworkers make fun of me but HATERS GONNA HATE, PANCREAS NOT GONNA PAN-CREATE INSULIN ANYTIME SOON.

I eat cheese as a snack when I get home from work because I always want something to nosh on then, even if I’m not hungry.

Sometimes when I get home late from choir rehearsal or running practice, I’ll eat a snack beforehand and just have cheese and crackers for dinner.

As for Actually Cooking Food, I’m not blessed with much talent or interest in that department. I do it so my dude and I can have dinners together. Bless my lucky stars, he LOVES to cook and will often whip up delicious Asian food for us to eat.

Or we just get noveau-Mexican delivery from up the block and veg out.

I really like food, I’m just bad at planning for it, making it, or eating the leftovers of it before they start to go bad in the fridge. To inspire creative use of food, and also because I LOVE CHEESE GUYS, here is a picture of a cheese dress.

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Dress courtesy of http://www.facepalm.com

Read more Food on Friday posts here.


Things I love this week (12/10/14)

1. Shiner Holiday Cheer beer
2. Starting spring season with Team in Training
3. Five Tips for Being an Ally, by Chescaleigh
4. Somewhat related to #1, the giant Christmas tree made out of kegs
5. And most thrillingly of all……..

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…..having tickets to see THESE GUYS next year!

Diabetes Blog Week: Something Good to Eat

Inspired by DFeast Fridays, share a favorite recipe with us. It can be healthy, or it can be a yummy indulgence. Extra points if you can include carb counts and other nutrition info!! If it’s not an original recipe, be sure to properly credit your source.

The original prompt for Day 6 of Diabetes Blog Week is “Saturday Snapshots,” aka a post of pictures related to diabetes. Since I have the photography skills of a blind wombat*, I decided to go for a wildcard day and blog about recipes.

And then I realized that I can’t exactly cook, either.


So let me share with you what I DO cook when I, in fact, am willing to put in the time and elbow grease to produce my own mediocre food.

Stir Fry Veggies
Ingredients: spinach in a bag, bell peppers, onions, asparagus, zucchini. Any combination of the above will do.
Olive oil
Seasonings as desired

1. Chop onions. Swear to yourself that this WILL be the time that onions don’t make you cry.
2. Get three-quarters of the way through the onion, feel like a successful human being. Begin crying and sniffling as you slice the rest of the onion. Curse demotion to unsuccessful human and wipe nose on dishtowel (you’ll wash it tomorrow).
3. Chop the rest of your vegetables. Feel moderately successful again when you don’t gouge any fingers.
4. Swirl 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a medium-sized skillet, over medium to high heat.
5. Put asparagus and zucchini in the skillet first. Wait about a minute before adding the peppers and onions, unless you forget because you’re dancing around to whatever Pandora station you have on and it’s really more like three minutes.
6. Add spinach from bag last; say prayer that there is no E. coli growing on the leaves because you can’t be bothered to wash it.
7. Stir frequently until green vegetables are a bright green and onions are turning clear. Don’t burn the spinach.
8. If zucchini ends up burned instead, console yourself with the fact that the carcinogens from burnt food can’t be worse than E. coli.
9. Remove veggies from skillet onto plate, douse dress in more olive oil, pepper, and any other spices you have sitting in your kitchen since 2006.
10. Serve with whatever protein and carb sources you can cobble together to call it a legitimate “dinner.” Recommended combination: peanut butter straight from the jar and red wine.

Bon appetit!

*Slightly above the photography skills of a blind rhinoceros. Because at least wombats can push buttons.

PS. If you want more recipes from people who have cooking skills of, say, a really genius wombat who can see, look here.

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