Decadent Diabetic Presents: “Riced” Cauliflower!

One of the first things I missed after being diagnosed with Diabetes was rice, too many carbohydrates for MY budget. Then I found the answer. Will the wonders of what you can do with cauliflower never end? This very simple preparation takes the place of rice on your plate for amazingly few carbohydrates for a … Read more

Decadent Diabetic – Baked Zucchini Pancakes Recipe

In my culture, (New “Yawk” melting pot) pancakes are a big deal. I don’t mean that dough- like pillow served with “maple” syrup or savory pancakes made from potatoes, spinach or other veggies. They are served as a side dish to meats like Pot Roast and roasted poultry. Often they are fried. A few years … Read more

Decadent Diabetic – Lime Tart Recipe

In the fall and winter, KEY LIMES ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE. They are a little sweeter and have a really special taste. They are, however a pain to zest and squeeze. I think the flavor though is worth the extra work. Below are the ingredients listed first for the crust and then for the filling. Each … Read more

Decadent Diabetic -REAL Cauliflower Salad Recipe

It is NOT fake or substitute anything… Are you tired of using substitutes for something you really want to eat? So many times you see a recipe for Diabetics that is a substitute for the “real” thing. Mashed cauliflower started out that way but has now become this wonderful side dish that is so good on … Read more

Decadent Diabetic – Simply Elegant Pork Roast Recipe

Note: You can use pork Loin or Tenderloin for this dish. While elegant it could not possibly be simpler to prepare. **The pork can sit in the marinade in the refrigerator over night. The leftover make a great cold pork sandwich! Each serving has approximately 0g Net Carbohydrates. Chef Ward Alper is type 2 Diabetic who … Read more

Decadent Diabetic – Compatible Lavash Chips Recipe

I remember how much I missed salty – crunchy after I was first diagnosed as a Diabetic. I was lucky to have the nutritionist from my local “stupidmarket” introduce me to Joseph’s Lavash. Suddenly the clump of tuna and shreds of lettuce on my plate became something I actually wanted to eat, a sandwich! Taking … Read more

Decadent Diabetic – Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Sometimes, especially on a cold and dreary day, there is nothing that can lift the spirits like a gooey hot grilled cheese sandwich (samich). Swiss cheese, Muenster and cheddar all work as well. Sealing the edges well is key to the success of this recipe  ADDITIONS You can use SARA LEE LIGHT WHOLE WHEAT instead … Read more

Decadent Diabetic – Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie

Soup, stew, and bread all in one! By using fresh carrots, green beans and the spices for flavor, and eliminating the potatoes and peas from the recipe, I was able to keep the net carbohydrate count down. I make the filling and sauce in big batches and freeze it. *Can be done in advance. Each serving has … Read more

Decadent Diabetic – Berry and Cream Tart

Your turkey can dry out, your stuffing can burn, you can forget the vegetable and all your guests will remember is this dessert. Each serving has approximately 14g Net Carbohydrates. Chef Ward Alper is type 2 Diabetic who lives and eats DECADENTLY in Portland, Maine. Since his diagnosis more than four years ago he has … Read more