A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

As a type 1 diabetic who loves a good IPA, I often get asked how alcohol affects blood glucose. The answer I give is not what most would expect.Alcohol does not equal CarbohydratesMost people lump alcohol in with carbohydrates. They expect alcohol itself to act as sugar and raise blood glucose.  Many alcoholic beverages contain [...]

Maple Oatmeal Bean Blondies

Maple Oatmeal Bean Blondies

Sometimes you really just need a brownie.  That's what I convinced myself yesterday afternoon.  I was at the top of squaw mountain, had just skied some beautiful runs in some fresh powder and was hungering for some coffee and a chocolate fix.  The caffe at the top of the tram had everything I hoped for. [...]

Garlicky Quinoa with Chicken Sausage

Garlicky Quinoa with Chicken Sausage

Quinoa has been hailed as a miracle food because it  is a complete protein.  This means it contains all the essential amino acids at adequate levels.  Most plants are not complete proteins and must be combined with other things in order to obtain all of the amino acids your body needs to function properly; however, [...]

Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body

Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body

You've just finished a huge Thanksgiving meal. Some of you are stuffed to nauseous status, others are stuffed to guilty status. Now I'm going to speak to the guilty feeling folks right now:  Stop feeling guilty.  Accept it for what it is. If you're feeling extremely full, go on a family walk, or just pass [...]

The Great Gluten Debate

The Great Gluten Debate

Please Note:  This post was written over three years ago, and there is more current research that has been published on both FODMAPs and Gluten Sensitivity. As I was sitting at dinner with my parents the other night, I wondered at the strange texture of the pasta we were eating.  I asked my father, the [...]

10 Best Foods to take Car Camping

10 Best Foods to take Car Camping

Glamping: glam-camping.  Camping with gourmet food and accommodations to match. No more boxed mac n' cheese and stove top brownies, not that that doesn't sound appealing.  These ten foods will take your glamping experience to the next level. 1. Wine: Takes your glamping experience to the next level.  Just make sure to match your intake [...]

Saffron Quinoa Risotto

Saffron Quinoa Risotto

Did you know that saffron is more costly than gold? Saffron, a spice derived from the saffron crocus flower, gives dishes a rich warm flavor and a yellow color.  Why is it so expensive?  When it takes over 75,000 flowers to produce and single pound of spice, well you can get the picture.  Although costly, [...]