So, I haven't been around here in a while. And let me tell you why.
I've been extremely sick for the last little bit and got to a point where I could barely think straight or function normally. I went to the doctor and found out I have Type 1 Diabetes. It's been rough, and a MAJOR life change, but things are just starting to feel a bit more like normal now that I'm on insulin and that my blood sugars are more regular. But it has been a huge change, and I've found all my priorities in life have changed. One hobby that has been put on the back-burner is crafting. My main focus (other then my family) has been getting myself healthy, and learning the diabetic diet and lifestyle. I'm finally in the groove of checking my blood sugar 4+ times a day, counting carbs and injecting insulin after every time I eat (which has been the biggest obstacle), not to mention dealing with the high blood sugars and low blood sugars. But the diet has been a rough one for me. I've always LOVED food; cooking it, eating it, even making it look pretty. But since the diet, it started to ruin that for me. Low carb is a hard one! Almost EVERYTHING has carbs in it! And some of the best foods are extremely high in carbs (rice, bread, potatoes, and of coarse ALL DESSERTS...just to name a few) So it's been a little depressing to be honest.
But then I realized something: I'M A CHEF!!
I've worked in food for a long time, and I can come up with my own low carb recipes that taste great and satisfy cravings! Because honestly, (most of) the ones I've found online haven't been that great, except for a few.
So, I've now been dedicating a lot of time to cooking and experimenting with food.
And I'm EXCITED about what I've been coming up with!
So, I figured, this is going to be such a huge part of my life, and there are so many people out there that are either diabetic, even if only for a short period of time (gestational diabetes), or are trying to lose weight or just be healthy with a low carb/low fat diet. Because really, the low carb diet is how everyone really should be eating!
So, I started a low carb recipe blog, so I can share my recipes with others.
It's Naughty Carbs (as you can see)
|Chicken Cordon Bleu|
|Cinnamon Ice Cream|
|Greek Yogurt Pancakes and Maple Syrup|