Day to day I find myself enjoying a simple lunch in much the same way many tend to enjoy such a meal. However, for those with diabetes, an underlying struggle with the complexity of carbohydrate counting poses a hardship.
Perhaps more than any other disease, diabetes demands consistent, complex maintenance which does not only consist with motioning ones glucose level, but also the amount of carbohydrates consumed. This is particularly true for the scarce kind of diabetes, type 1, in which the pancreas is basically unable to make the hormone insulin. Humans need insulin to process glucose, the sugar that fuels our bodies. However, if too much glucose builds up in the bloodstream, it can eventually cause damage to all parts of the body. Individuals with type 1 (like myself) must inject insulin into their bodies every day for survival.
You can only imagine the continuous struggle an individual with Diabetes must overcome. Personally, I’ve had to re-educate myself on a culinary perspective to adjust to the complexity which is now associated with food consumption. From a simple chocolate chip cookie that would bring any child joy now brings me heartache and an elevated glucose level. Perhaps such a lifestyle change as this could be the perfect opportunity to discover a balanced diet plan.
Fight the staggering rise of diabetes by simply learning to cook healthy fresh food – it’s fun, and it could save your life! – Jamie Oliver
Recipost is one of the greatest culinary assets I’ve recently discovered. Their perspective of recipes and meal-kits is the simplest within the industry – compiled with a healthy array of curated recipe choices created by some of the leading food bloggers throughout the country. Such a platform echoes the simple elegance of food.
In addition, Recipost offers a non-subscription based platform as part of their overall mission to do away with the anxiety of deciding what’s for dinner and the inconvenience of going to the grocery store by delivering your beloved online recipes right to your door. Simply browse a number of food bloggers’ recipes, choose one, check out and Recipost will package up the fresh ingredients for you to prepare at home.
For my first experience, I couldn’t resist trying a Cuban Style: Veggies Con Arroz Morro by Seattle based Chef, Jaymee Sotomayor. This delicious dish illustrated a well-balanced blend of Native American Taino food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean. The result through this selection is I had the opportunity to experience a recipe that shares spices and techniques with Spanish and African cooking, with some Caribbean influence in spice and flavor. From living within a tight diet regimen since my diagnosis in 2014 Recipost has provided me the opportunity to explore a world of cuisine I would not see possible otherwise.
New York & Company Wide Lapel Shell
Mid-Century Rhinestone Floral Brooch & Earrings
“The Andrade” Skirt c/o Corsettery (similar here & here)
Raffia Straw Floppy Hat (similar here)
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Recipe c/o Seattle Chef, Jaymee Sotomayor for Recipost