Here I go again with my diabetic foodie diary.  This allows me to note down my food activity, which I prepared for myself- incredibly useful to keep an eye on my food or carbohydrates. Just like my food journal.

Veggiebowl – iCookiTravel

This was linner a veggiebowl my favorite healthy food, vegetarian boiled water spinach (kangkong), eggplant and chili with sour soup base seasoned with salt only.  Home cooked for me.

Red Bell Peppers with beaten eggs and Whole grain – iCookiTravel

Bell peppers and diabetes, a low carb food and contain fiber an excellent addition to my diabetic diet. Sauteed it with red onion and beaten eggs with my whole grain toast for my breaky.

Fried Tofu and Water Spinach – iCookiTravel

A very good dinner kangkong adobo with lots of garlic and fried tofu. With this I ate it with a little bit of brown rice. For a change. kangkong or water spinach a good source of vitamin, iron and calcium.

Boiled saba (Banana), Empanada and creamy mushroom soup -iCookiTravel

Diabetic linner again, boiled banana saba, homemade empanada and my creamy mushroom soup with fresh parsley. Guten Appeit!

Veggies with squid – iCookiTravel

Saturday brunch with veggies and squid at home. Cabbage, carrot, onion, tomatoe and squid seasoned with vegetable broth cube. Because few things in life are better than brunch. How about you, do you love brunching at home too?

Upgrade soup – iCookiTravel

Dinner my upgrade soup with zucchini and carrot plus whole grain bread topped with curdcheese and honey. What about yours, what is your Sunday dinner?

Salmon and Brusselsprouts – iCookiTravel

Pan fried in margarine Salmon seasoned with just salt and pepper, brown rice, and brussels sprouts boiled in salt-water. Eat clean, home cooking, home made food, healthy food share, and awesome. Easy to prepare and healthy!

Cabbage soup with ground chicken patties – iCookiTravel

A very healthy soup out of chicken patties with cabbage and scallions, a vegetable base soup for a diabetic like me. Cabbage is packed with Vitamin C, helps improve digestion, keep your heart healthy, lower blood pressure, excellent source of Vitamin K and could help lower cholesterol levels. Home cook, Guten Appitet!

Smoked Trout and red rice – iCookiTravel

It was Sunday and this llunch for me. Smoked Trout and red rice from the Philippines with cucumber and tomatoe. My mind says, eat less rice overall for best blood sugar control! As per specialist, the brown rice highly prescribed for diabetics. Well it is up to you what you believe which is good for you. This red rice was only a try for me how does it taste.

Seafood and Vegetable Soup – iCookiTravel

Breaky after seven and half hour Night Duty and that’s five days a week. A huge bowl of soup with seafoods which I love most and vegetables. With shrimps, squid, carrot, broccoli, red bell pepper, cabbage, and beans sprouts spicy but good.


Mangold with Sardines – iCookiTravel

Beacause I also Love green leafy vegetables, here mangold with sardines (Ligo Sardines) the spicy one (Red one) sauteed with ginger and red onion. Huh! was good!

Pizza with Arugula or Rucula – iCookiTravel

YES! Pizza is allowed, but not offen! Here Pizza Arugula with cheese and sliced tomatoe. Arugula or Rucola is rich with calcium, potassium, Vitamin B, C and K. And boost the immune system and help fight inflammation. Guten Appetit Folks! Hope you learned something about Diabetes with all these foodie I’ve shared to you.



I’m always telling you how I love markets; from iconic to local markets, flea markets, farmers markets, street markets as well vintage markets.  Here what I got for the last few days from farmers markets. Farmers who came to Vienna to sell their products.

Today I visited again flea market near the airport and I got these plums and nectarines both for only one euro per kilo. Not too sweet but good enough for my shrimps paste (Bagoong alamang) for dipping. Yes! you read it right Folks. I used to eat it with “bagoong alamang guisado”. I’m a Filipina 😀

Plums and Nectarines from Hungarian farmers!

Studies proven that a fresh plum contains 113mg of potassium that helps manage high blood pressure. While nectarines are rich in fiber and vitamin C also low in calories that can be good for diabetics as well. So it will be good for me too, lalo na parehong iniingatan ko ang aking kalusugan. Ugaliing kumain nito na makakatulong sa mga may diabetes at high blood pressure na gaya ko.

My third whole watermelon this summer!

Soon summer is gone, but still lusting for this actually my third whole watermelon on this summer season. Watermelon is not only water but provides high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and just a small number of calories.

Huge eggplant from farmers market.

You just never know what you#re going to find at the farmers’ market. This past Sunday as I was visiting the flea market outside Vienna, I stumbled to this huge  eggplant.

Family of huge eggplants from Flea Market

Unique range of health benefits from eggplant, again manage diabetes, reduce stress and even prevent cancer and more. Hubby grilled this for me I ate with sliced tomatoes and red onions seasoned with shrimp paste (Bagoong guisado) eaten with whole grain bread. No rice for me, since 2013 and if ever just brown rice. Good for watching diabetes and hypertonie.











Sport groups: Being there is everything. Moving is healthy, movement in the group is healthier – for body and mind.


On the sport field, in the gym just like from photo above during my gymnastic hour with my colleagues, at the ice rink or  the swimming pool is not only room for exercise and sports, but also for fun, conversations, friendships and dreams. Beside that we all know just as important as a healthy diet is sufficient movement too. The basis of any treatment of Type 2 diabetes is the improvement of lifestyle in terms of optimization of diet and exercise. So take it away from me Folks 😀

Just as important as a healthy diet is sufficient movement


Okra or lady finger, in my country-Philippines okra can be found among traditional dishes like pinakbet, dinengdeng (Ilocano food), and in sinigang as well. I love Okra, specially if served steamed or boiled in a salad with tomatoes, onion and seasoned with anchovy sauce (Bagoong).


Picture above 2 kilogram Okra which was brought to me by one of my colleague (at work). The austrian people are not use to this vegetable keep on asking me how to cook it or how do I eat it or even how does it taste!

So what I did everyday I start cooking in different ways or species and brought at work as my “pambaon” (lunch box). Okra is rich with Vitamin K and fiber both good for diabetes. It supports colon health, Vitamin C helps keep the skin looking young and vibrant as what the study said. Maybe this is one reason why I look younger as my real age  😉

Okra pinaksiw with shrimps

Here I called it “Okra Pinaksiw” cooked with onion, garlic, vinegar and anchovy sauce (bagoong).  Served with rice and shrimps that was lunch the other day.  Vinegar as condiments we can find in different ways of cooking in our food. Previously, the main task is to make or give sour taste or in a few cases should bring an improvement or use as preservative.

Okra and squash

Above here is just sauteed okra with squash, onions and seasoned with anchovy sauce again!  I usually don’t eat rice at night or for dinner. That’s why I prefer to have some vegetables instead. Then my cup of tea. That’s dinner for me and not late than six o’ clock in the evening. I have to consider the carbohydrates and choosing the right  fruits and vegetables is easy to maintain the blood sugar. Two years ago I started to change my lifestyle, to be able to prevent or delay the onset of complications. Since I’m type 2 diabetic. The next update here more about vegetables and fruits I use to have for my dinner. Guten Appetit everyone (Y)