Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Diabetes, Conquer the Recipe Beast!

Good afternoon bloggers! Welcome to another issue of Everyday Meals. As always, I'm your host, Mandie. Today, we are going to begin our transformation in this blog. I found out some news the other day that was less than entertaining. I think it's important for everyone to have a little knowledge on diabetes. There are 3 main types, Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. I'm not going to lie and say that these are the only kinds of diabetes, because they aren't. Type 1 and Type 2 can be controlled with medication. Neither of them can be cured. I have the offspring of a type of diabetes. I have Hyperglycemia. This is where the body circulates an excessive amount of glucose in the blood plasma. If these are not properly taken care of, they can become harmful and even life threatening. If you think that you might have diabetes, contact your doctor and make an appointment as soon as possible. Now, moving on. Our recipe for today is indeed a diabetic recipe. This is due to the fact that I have to make changes in my life, including food. I'm not going to constantly spam you with diabetic recipes, but I think it is wise to have some options. Now, grab those aprons and let's get in the kitchen! I'll meet you there!

Macadamia and Oat Encrusted Halibut  

You will need:

  • 6 halibut fillets
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • dash salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg white  

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Combine the oats, nuts, thyme, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper in a large dish.
  4. In another medium-sized dish, beat the water and egg white until frothy.
  5. Dip the halibut fillets into the egg mixture and coat the fillet.
  6. Dip the halibut into the oat mixture.
  7. Place the halibut fillets in the casserole dish and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the fish appears to flake easily with a fork.
  8. Plate and enjoy!  

Thank you for coming out to enjoy an awesome recipe. Be aware that, even if you have diabetes, you can eat some amazing meals. Don't let the misconception fool you. It's about eating properly and being aware of labels. Go out into the world, and enjoy the rest of your day. Seize the day! Carpe Diem my friends and happy blogging to all! <3