Lower Carb Chickenless Parmesan w/ Meatless Sauce

HELLO:)

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Gardein Chickenless patties are phenomenal and extremely “hefty” for being Ⓥegan. Chicken Parm in Vegan or Vegetarian style has been prepared before, but not in a lower carb fashion. I had FUN with this one:)

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Making this a meal, was to add spaghetti – in my eyes and tastebuds! Spaghetti is high carbs, which is unfortunate… Being a recovering carb addict, I LOVE spaghetti! Not as much as Linguine, but…. Low Carb Spaghetti does exist. It’s not perfect as a lot of substitution foods are. Aren’t?

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CHEERS FOR CAPERS:)

Happy New Year Tomatoes

I’m hopeful for an outstanding and prosperous 2023. We’ve all had some interesting and challenging last couple of years.

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All of us deserve an easier year!

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Roasted Tomatoes were made and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Simple, versatile and delicious.

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I sliced the Tomatoes and placed on parchment paper to be seasoned and topped with Ⓥ Parmesan ‘Cheese’ or regular Parmesan Cheese – depending on diet and preference:)

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Cheers to a new year!

Pasta Zero Spaghetti

Probably the most difficult thing about being diagnosed with Type One Diabetes, for me, is having to cut out a lot of my favorite foods from my diet. Monitoring Carb intake isn’t hard – it takes discipline and low carb food.

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My goal is Not to take insulin if I don’t have to. The deciding factor is food consumed and the carbs included. Vegetables usually have moderate to extreme Carbs. Luckily, not all.

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I tend to make exceptions for higher Carb foods that are high in Fiber and/or Protein. Also, I am not perfect.

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I found this Pasta! It is Pasta Zero by Nasoya. It’s Vegan, gluten free, low Carb and Calories. For the first time since being diagnosed Diabetic, I enjoyed guiltless Spaghetti. It was delicious and I give it two thumbs up without the insulin:)

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Cheers.

Lower Carb Pizza Cheat

Since being a young child I remember how special and comforting Pizza has been and my addiction to this wonderful food. The older I become, the less Pizza I can consume. Chicago style deep dish pizza is one of my favorite styles of Pizza to eat. That style has always been a occasional enjoyment because of its higher price. Regular deep dish or pan Pizza has been, in my eyes, the most economical for amount of Pizza density.

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Since, checking my blood sugar 40-50 times a day with my Freestyle Libre 2 sensor, I’ve noticed how much Pizza and its large amounts of delicious Carbs bring havoc to my glucose levels. It’s unfortunate, but my Pizza addiction evolves, significantly, this year.

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Store bought (frozen to be cooked) pizza is no longer good for me unless I want to inject extra insulin, being type ONE Diabetic. My goal is not to inject insulin, however, my body isn’t that simple.

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Here’s my latest Pizza cheat. These low carb Tortillas aren’t very low carb, but the Fiber excuses the carbs – for the most part. The Egg White “wraps” along with the Mozzarella Cheese aren’t Vegan, but I do not see Veganism offering the delicious food in a low carb state as much as the Vegetarian food.

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The Aldi low carb tortillas were 19 g carbs, 4 g protein and 15 g FIBER… Still jumping my blood sugar levels, just not as much as any other regular Pizza.

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CHEERS.

Creamy Linguine w/ Cucumber

In light Olive Oil, Garlic, Carrot, Celery and Onion were panfried. The fry was seasoned with Pepper before adding Corn Meal, Flour and Sugar. A Ⓥ Bouillon cube (‘chicken’) was added, also. White Wine Vinegar was next.

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Almond Milk, CAPERS, Cayenne Pepper, Garden Tomatoes, Mushroom and Cucumber helped intensify this pasta with the almost al dente Linguine that finished cooking in the Ⓥ creaminess:)

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Parsley and Ⓥ Parmesan to garnish.

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I hope everyone had a Hoppy International Pizza & Beer Day:)

CHEERS.

 

 

Ⓥ Lentili Mac

Lentili is my lazy take on a traditional chili dish, however, Lentils are utilized – and – without seasonings.

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The Ⓥeggies do the talking. The flavoring.

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Peppers, Jalapenos, Tomatoes, Corn – Sea Salt/Pepper simmered while a Bike Ride was had.

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A great find at Aldi. Ⓥegan Mac N Cheese. Made with Almond Milk and Earth Balance Butter, this boxed Mac N Cheese is a great option.

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CHEERS.

Ⓥ Breakfast Pizza Roll

An adaptation of my previous post, Ⓥeggie Roll, was easily constructed into a pleasant Breakfast Roll… Ⓥegan-style. And to use remaining inventory in the kitchen.

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Just Egg ‘egg’, Field Roast Chao ‘cheese’ and capers were mixed. Corn Starch was almost added, but was not felt needed.

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Dough was seasoned with Jalapeño Salt from New Mexico:) and Organic Garlic Powder from Arizona before adding a Ⓥ Protein concoction.

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The Ⓥ Protein concoction consisted of Ⓥ Crumbles, Black Eyed Pees, Corn, Peppers, etc…

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(The Protein concoction was spontaneous and leftovers)

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Remaining Daiya slices were added along with Onion & Tomato slices. To finish this hefty loaf, the Just Egg/’cheese’/Caper mixture was added and finished with Spinach.

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Folded with slits, this Vegan Roll was baked turning once and topped with Earth Balance ‘butter’.

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CHEERS.

Ⓥegan Coleslaw w/ Seitan

Russian Circles Dressing is essential to this unique Slaw.

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Named after a band – named after a hockey drill, this dressing is different. In a great way. I’m not sure if ‘ketchup’ has ever been blogged as an ingredient in my hundreds of postings. The Russian Circles Dressing was created for a Ⓥ Reuben concept.

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Ⓥ Reuben Sandwich

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Utilized until gone, the foodie in me used what sounded good, inside of my mind with the dressing and with inventory efficiency. Cabbage, Radish, Cucumber, Capers, Onion/Celery/Carrot medley, Garlic, Seitan and Pepper were combined and confined to itself with the Russian Circles Dressing.

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The Russian Circles Dressing was a pleasantly mixed batch of Vegenaise, Chipotle seasoning, Soy Sauce, SeaSalt/Pepper, Onion & Garlic Powder, Sugar, Soybean Paste and Horseradish:) And homemade Seitan, in my eyes, added the final touch to this post.

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CHEERS.