Eating Your Way Through The Super Bowl

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This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic. No sitting on the sidelines for us just because we have diabetes! You don’t really think you have to endure Super Bowl Sunday gnawing on a celery stick, do you? NONSENSE! You want chips? We got chips. Just check out the Lavash chip recipe under the … Read more

The Decadent Diabetic Answers Your Questions About Pasta

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This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic. Dear Pasta Lovers, Like pizza, pasta was one of the most asked for items to get back into a low carbohydrate diabetic-compatible diet. There is a pasta product out in the marketplace that claims to have only 5g of digestible carbohydrates per portion. I … Read more

Could Sticking to 800 Calories a Day Cure Type 2 Diabetes?

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As diabetes sufferers, we can’t be blamed for taking any news regarding a so-called ‘cure’ with a liberal pinch of salt. It sometimes seems that we’re hearing stories of potential cures on an almost monthly basis – and yet nothing concrete ever materializes. But what would you think if the cure wasn’t a pill or … Read more

4 Ways To Solve the Diabetic Pizza Dilemma!

This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic.  The responses to last week’s question about diabetic-friendly alternatives to food favorites was overwhelmingly for pizza and pasta. No problem: Let me first tell you that I am a “New Yawker” and traditionally pizza is eaten with your hands. Only the first of the … Read more

Can A Diabetic Have Birthday Cake?

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This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic.  A friend of mine approached me and asked: “My brother in law, Jack, was diagnosed with diabetes about six months ago. He has been a real champ about managing his disease and is doing really well. We are a closely knit family and always … 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