Tag Archives: type 2 diabetes

Lebanese Chicken Recipe for Yeast Free Diet, Candida, Gluten free, Dairy Free Lifestyles

by

As a personal chef, Chef Gloria B, specializing in mouth watering, home cooked meals, for any medical condition, I have become familiar cooking for those in need.   Regardless of  food restrictions this recipe is delicious even if you don’t need a yeast free diet.  The key is always using fresh herbs, fresh squeezed lemon juice and marinating the chicken overnight.

¼ lemon juice
1 heaping tablespoon fresh chopped oregano
1 heaping tablespoon fresh chopped basil
1 heaping tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
1 heaping tablespoon fresh chopped flat parsley
6 cloves fresh chopped garlic
¼  cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ tablespoon dry mustard (mix with ½ tablespoon water, let sit for 10 minutes before using)
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (organic free range is the best)

Serves 3-4

Mix lemon juice, oregano, thyme, parsley, basil, garlic, sea salt and dry mustard together in small bowl. Gradually add the olive oil and whisk all the ingredients together.  Cut chicken into serving pieces that are even thickness. Put chicken breasts in zip lock bag and add the rest of the ingredients.  Let sit in refrigerator overnight or longer.

Preheat grill.  Take the chicken out of zip lock bag.  Pour the marinade into a small pot, bring to boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.  Grill chicken for approximately 5 minutes a side. (Depending on thickness of breast may take 10 minutes a side) Cut into strips about 2”inches wide.  Pour marinade over chicken and serve.

 

The Start of Something Great

by

I was talking to a friend of mine about how much I enjoy the Farmer’s Market in the summer.  He saw my eyes light up and the passion I had.  He said this should be your next blog!!  I am a personal chef and I love my job.  It all starts with having the right ingredients.  I go to the Marblehead Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings and the Swampscott Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings.  Why both?  Each market has different farmer’s who specialize in different things.  For instance, at the Marblehead market there is a farm stand that specializes in Asian produce, I can get beautiful diakon radish, baby bok choy and pea pod tendrils.  At the Sunday market I like getting my corn to eat that night and there is also an organic farmer with the biggest and brightest Swiss Chard and garlic.  It’s so much fun to meet the different farmers and talk to them about their crops and what might be great this week.  I always introduce myself to the farmer’s and tell them I’m a personal chef and much of the produce I am buying will be used in their dishes for the coming week.  It’s that extra step of being closer to the source of what I’m making that I enjoy.

What to do with the produce?  Here is a recipe that I love from the fresh vegetables in the Farmer’s Market

Farmstand Gazpacho
2 cups diced (1/4 inch) pickling cucumber
2 cups diced (1/4 inch) red bell pepper
2 cups diced (1/4 inch) ripe tomato
1/2 cup diced (1/4 inch) red onion
2 cups V-8 juice
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 dashes hot sauce

1. Place all of the diced vegetables in a large bowl. Add the tomato juice, vinegar, oil, and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper and toss.

2. Transfer half of the mixture to a blender or food processor and pulse the machine on and off to coarsely puree the contents. Return the pureed mixture to the bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours before serving.   Can be topped with slices of avocado.  Gazpacho soupYou can easily double this recipe for a large party.

If you want to know what to do with your fresh produce or don’t have time to shop at the Farmer’s Market, contact Gloria@ChefGloriaB.com to help.  www.ChefGloriaB.com

 

Nutritional Approach for Alzheimer’s disease

by

Nutritional Approach for Alzheimer's diseaseIn today’s Boston Globe their is an article www.boston.com/dailydose entitled “Is Alzheimer’s Disease akin to type 3 Diabetes?” This article discusses research that has found that persuasive evidence linking diet to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Guess what- The researchers discovered that eating a diet in whole foods, low glycemic carbohydrates (low sugar, low processed foods, and little pasta, rice, potatoes, breads, baked goods, and other starchy foods), limiting excess fat, and limiting nitrates (cured meats such as hot dogs, salami, and sausages), and exercising, has shown to help reduce the incidence of alzheimer’s. Could it be that eating the way ZonePerfect Cooking Made Easy, by Gloria Bakst suggests will help you reduce not only diabetes, heart disease and obesity but also help with reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. If you want to preview some great low glycemic recipes that are tasty and flavorful go to http://www.chefgloriab.com/healthy-recipes.html. If you need help preparing meals Chef Gloria B will help. Contact her at Gloria@ChefGloriab.com or visit http://www.chefgloriab.com/personal-chef-service.html.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome & Type 2 Diabetes, Treatment

by

Do you or anyone you know have PCOS, otherwise known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? Or do you have or know anyone who has Type 2 diabetes? You maybe surprised to learn that the treatments for both diseases are remarkably similar. Both can be managed with lifestyle changes. Both have the similar drug treatments recommended. If you or someone you know has this drugs aren’t necessary, if they make significant changes in their lifestyles through diet and exercise.

Getting 5 days of exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes is very important. The exercise needs to raise your heart rate to get maximum benefit. Walking, biking, running, swimming, dancing, single’s tennis, rowing, kayaking are some of the vigorous exercises that will help with changing your conditions.

The diet part is the other big piece of the picture. Eating a balance of lean protein (fish, soy, eggs, or egg whites, low fat diary products, white meat chicken & turkey, bison, or very lean cuts of beef) (approximately palm size and thickness), low glycemic, high fiber carbohydrates, and some monounsaturated fats at each meal will help change your conditions. Staying away from sugar and sweetened drinks will help you reach your health goals.

For a list of the top high fiber foods with recipes, go to http://www.chefgloriab.com/high-fiber-foods.html

If your looking to improve your health and confused about how to get healthy see www.balancednutritionallifestyles.com. We can help make it easy, simple, and delicious. Try some of our free recipes to help you get started with your new lifestyle. We can teach you how to make them or do it for you with our personal chef services.

Saving Yourself at Thanksgiving! Some Tips!

by

Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday of the year. What’s not to love, lots of delicious food, family and close friends! However, many people go into food overload and get food hangovers from eating too much! It’s difficult not to overeat when there is so much food on the table. I have a few suggestions to have a great holiday and not get sick!

  • When making stuffing, be sure and do it outside of the bird. When the turkey stuffing is put inside the turkey all the fat drippings of the turkey end up in the stuffing. That is pure saturated fat and will create stomach pains!
  • Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Starvation creates more hunger and you will end up eating more than your stomach can physically handle. Eating small meals a few hours apart will be much more satisfying and healthful. Start your morning with an egg and steel cut oats with some almonds to keep satisfied for hours or have some low fat cottage cheese or Greek yogurt with fruit and a few almonds.
  • Drink plenty of water. Be sure and keep hydrated, especially if consuming alcoholic beverages.
  • Take small tastes of everything that you desire. If Aunt Sarah’s sweet potato pie isn’t one of your favorites, move on to the things you really enjoy. Ask for a doggie bag if you can’t finish everything you desire.
  • Be sure to walk or get some exercise the morning of the holiday.
  • Focus on socializing with the ones you love. Give thanks to be together and enjoy this wonderful holiday.
  • For great holiday recipes that taste delicious and are healthy see my website at www.Mybnl.com or get my book Zone Perfect Cooking Made Easy.
  • If you need help with the holidays email me at Gloria@Mybnl.com
1 2