ABOUT, LIFESTYLE

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸณiCookiTravel’s NOCHE BUENA PREPPING

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸณiCookiTravelโ€˜s Noche Buena Prepping and gift giving with family, insert Ronald-Louis (son). Hope you guys had a very merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ and wishing all the best for 2020. God bless us all. From my family to yours.๐Ÿค—

TRAVEL, TRAVEL AND MORE

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นTRAVEL DIARY ๐Ÿ“”EP1 ITALY NAPLES,CINQUE TERRE and PISA TOWER

Naples, Napoli, Neapel, Napolitana, I don’t know how you call it is the third largest Municipality in Italy.  They said public health conditions in the city were poor.  We are so blessed what we have here in Vienna.  And was the most bomed city in Italy during world war 2.  Jesus Christ! Sorry for this review.๐Ÿ˜

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Piazza del Plebiscito (picture above) is the main city square.  For me was not that exciting scenery, eventhough I’m that type who has big interest with culture, history and museums what Nations matter.  It is a comparison of just like an abandoned place or a dead society.  I could not feel what ever excitement or interesting topics or area which derives the so called what nations matter.  Maybe was not enough time to get know the place, but I tell you frankly, I don’t have any plan at all to comeback not even for a short period of time.  This was only a part what we have seen, there’s a lot more about the place.   The square is good used for open-air concerts.  It is really huge enough to accommodate concert-goers. With my cousin Gigi and her son, during their one month vacation here in europe.

Here glimpse of Cinque Terre, Pisa Tower, Sinopie Museum, and Pisa Baptistory in ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly with my daughter Diana-Grace. One among our travel diary together. Eat well, travel often folks!๐Ÿค— See the world ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ

FOOD

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญMY GULAY

An Asian way of eating and living, learned from my parents more vegetables and fish๐ŸŸ which I strongly believe may help and prevent chronic diseases.

GULAY in Tagalog, vegetable in English.

My gulay cooked ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ with alamang (dried tiny shrimp ๐Ÿค) seasoned with patis (fish sauce) sautรฉed in margarine. I started using margarine because I believe it is more healthy than butter.

YOU NEED…….

* margarine

* ginger

* onion

* eggplant ๐Ÿ†

* bitter melon (ampalaya)

* squash

* string bean (sitaw)

* okra (Lady Finger)

* Moringa (Bunga ng malunggay)

* dried alamang (tiny dried shrimp ๐Ÿค)

* patis (fish sauce)

* some water

* vegetable broth cube

HOW TO…….

Happy Cooking and Guten Appetit!

ABOUT

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นDIABETES LIFE EP6

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

ABOUT

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บCOOKINGGRAM

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Chicken Tetrazzini and Spaghetti – iCookiTravel

Chicken Tetrazzini and spaghetti. If you want to try my recipe please check it out here;

https://crazyhomecooking.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/cooking-spaghetti/

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Longganisa and Boiled Okra – iCookiTravel

Longganisa and boiled Okra, tomatoe, “bagoong”, actually sauteed anchovy but spicy a pinoy (short term for Filipino) breaky last Saturday morning: dangerous it’s because of rice which is not good for diabetes and for hypertension so with “bagoong” but taste yummy and good for us Filipinos and of course lutong bahay (home cook) is the best. With Tocino, pagkaing pinoy talaga!

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Whole Grain Spaghetti – iCookiTravel

Taking my lunch box for work, leftover spaghetti from my son’s dinner.  In Italian— “i PESTI con BASILICO E RUCOLA” in french— “avec BASILIC et ROQUETTE”, topped with Parmesan Cheese. There is nothing wrong with reheating it in the next day. The texture will be slightly different it will very likely have lost some of its bite, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t perfectly edible and it really would be “SHAME” to waste it. Not with me, in some part of the world people don’t have enough to eat!

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Boiled Beef with Corn Cob – iCookiTravel

My son’s viand Boiled Beef (Nilagang Baka) with corn cob and cabbage, family’s old time favorit. I remember my daughter the first time we flew to manila with Singapore airline, the steward asked her what she wants to eat and she said if they have rice with soup, meat and corn cob, that’s what she wants to eat! the steward answered; she had only noodle soup! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Sauteed vegetables – iCookiTravel

My sauteed vegetables crisp healthy and delicious  for dinner of three. With mung bean, snow peas, chinese cabbage or pechay, in a very small amount of oil over relatively high heat, with a little bit of sliced pork shoulder.  On of my favorit dish at all time. Guten Appetit!

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Spaghetti with Zucchini and ground meat – iCookiTravel

My son’s request of the day, spaghetti with ground meat and zucchini. If zucchini or courgette in season the price is as low as 99 cent per kilo. A summer aquash they call it  in america, low in cholesterol and helps maintain a balance of carbohydrates. works great for heart because of fiber. Ihances digestion and  improves eye health too. And of course hepls control diabetes.

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Mussels in wine – iCookiTravel

A classic recipe for steamed mussels with white wine is a quick and easy thing to do with for Saturday dinner for two. Richer in magnesium, iron, iodine, and nitrate. Also contain high levels of vitamins A, B, and C as what studies told brought us. Mussel dish can be paired well with a refreshing salad. These can become a hearty, healthy seafood meal.   Guten Appetit Folks!

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Kalunay (amaranth leaves) with mung bean – iCookiTravel

KALUNAY or KULITIS (Amaranth Leaves) with mung bean and tuna flakes for weekend lucnh. For more INFO about KALUNAY and RECIPE (with cooking Video) please check it out here;

https://crazyhomecooking.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/all-about-my-kalunay-kulitis-cooking/

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“LUGAW” (Porridge) – iCookiTravel

“Lugaw” for merienda! For more RECIPE please CHECK it out here;

https://crazyhomecooking.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/arroz-caldo-lugaw-goto/

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Beef Kare-Kare – iCOOKitravel

iCooked BEEF KARE-KARE for linner just for the two of us. Was craving for it since last week May, finally got time for it to cook. Hubby’s satisfaction meets, happy wife am I. Craving satisfaction accomplished. Panlasang Pinoy food Guten Appetit!

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Ilocano Food – iCookiTravel

Ilocano food, grilled Mackerel with Okra, Squash flower, red Onion and Tomatoe seasoned with Anchovy Sauce (Bagoong Balayan). Yum! Guten Appetit!  For more Recipe Check This Out;

https://crazyhomecooking.wordpress.com/tag/ilocano-food/

https://crazyhomecooking.wordpress.com/tag/ilocano-food/page/2/

https://crazyhomecooking.wordpress.com/tag/ilocano-food/page/3/

https://crazyhomecooking.wordpress.com/tag/ilocano-food/page/4/

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KALUNAY with SMOKED SALMON – iCookiTravel

Here is another RECIPE of KALUNAY with smoke salmon and red onion sauteed in a very little amount of oil seasoned with just salt. Obviously I LOVE KALUNAY very much aside from I don’t buy it here in Vienna but because of its health benefits.

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BREAKY of the day – iCookiTravel

Good morning Europe! Good morning World Press People! Breaky of the day, full grain toast, beaten eggs with white onions plus my morning coffee, actually I don’t drink coffee too often. What’s yours?

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Alugbati and Mussels – iCookiTravel

Vine Spinach (Alugbati) in savory mussels (Tahong) soup, craving satisfaction, I love green leafy vegetables since I was four years old, thats how I remember. With a little bit of sea foods or even a little bit of meat but not over cooking it. Should stay crunchy as you could see picture above. For more COOKING VIDEO CHECK it out here,

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu3tYI4eCLaLl-YUCbGOzcQ?view_as=subscriber

ABOUT, TRAVEL, TRAVEL AND MORE

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นLIFESTYLE

The psychology of menus. Trying different Restaurants in Vienna as frequent as I can with my bff, daughter and hubby. Vienna has something for every taste when it comes to what’s “In” from coffee hauses ๐Ÿ˜ Bars, Tavern, and Restaurants. Like from a modern European eatery, neighbourhood cafe’ or even a popular seafood restaurant which I love most. The start of my dining journey right this year.

Above here with my bff Dana, having our linner at Okiru Running Sushi ๐Ÿฃ with tippanyaki buffet. Was great ๐Ÿ‘ delicious delight and we had fun, fasting before visiting the place is highly recommend ๐Ÿคฃ because of “cook and eat all you can”!๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‹โœ…

It is a bit expensive but it has a huge variation of food ๐Ÿฅ˜ and where the running Sushi ๐Ÿฃ everything are fresh and you can also see how they prepared in the middle of the trendmill. Clean and treandy too. Most of all the staff are very accommodating and friendly.

#friendshipgoals Saturday good vibes๐Ÿ˜Š catching up with my bff Dana again as frequent as we can, at Fischviertel Restaurant in Naschmarkt. Who knows how life is in the future.

According to the owner, trust is extremely important to them – to maintain a personal relationship with their dealers and check the quality of their fishing ๐ŸŽฃ methods, breeding criteria and hygiene conditions on site. I mean about the seafoods they serve in the restaurant. The Crostian๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Chef ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ of the restaurant will spoil you with the excellent dishes. It is freshly cooked from the kitchen, served by a friendly waiter, a good glass of wine ๐Ÿท and you are happy. ๐Ÿ˜Œ What I Love โค๏ธ most is a pot of mix mussels in white wine. Take it away from me Folks! ๐Ÿ˜Š

We hardly find time to spend together.๐Ÿ˜’ But finally a mother – daughter afternoon at Crazy Lobster. Enjoyed our food ๐Ÿฅ˜ and drinks.๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท Definitely we are coming back again.

Crazy Lobster is a steak ๐Ÿฅฉ and lobster restaurant in the heart โ™ฅ๏ธ of Vienna. It offers whole fresh Lobster, snow crab ๐Ÿฆ€ steak ๐Ÿฅฉ burger ๐Ÿ” soup ๐Ÿฅฃ pasta ๐Ÿ shrimp ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿค salad ๐Ÿฅ— and cheesecake ๐Ÿง€ for dessert ๐Ÿจ and many more. Ambient is great ๐Ÿ‘ too.

Here finally! #brunching with my two kids at the Brickmakers Pub & Kitchen in seventh district of Vienna. The home of craft beer ๐Ÿป and authentic American BBQ ๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿ– near us. Brunch is usually served on weekends and holidays. They also have live band and DJ. Every Monday they have its famous Brisket serving with a side dish of your preference like potatoes ๐Ÿฅ” salad ๐Ÿฅ— red slaw, baked beans, corn ๐ŸŒฝ cobs, romaine lettuce, creamy Savoy cabbage with cardamom and croutons, Pilsner Urquell or Gold Fassl beer ๐Ÿป fresh as you can get from their tanks. Go and visit them try their menus as well!๐Ÿ˜Š

These are for a moment โ˜๏ธ will keep you updates on my next journey. Guten Appetit!

ABOUT

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นCHRISTMAS 2017

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My Family-iCookiTravel

Photo above, this was twenty one years ago or more!  Christmas is about lauhgter, love, friends and family. Don’t get lost in the greed. Instead be thankful for all of the joy around you. Merry Christmas everyone! From our family to yours.

Sentimental… when they were young they were always with us during christmas and new year time. Remembereing those days…….  Now, they ‘re both grown up (adult) actually 25 and 23 years of age not even a call doesn’t take place. But anyway it is good to know that they’re both OK! And can live the life they want.

MEAT AND VEGETABLES

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นDIABETES LIFE EP4

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Broccoli and Nappa cabbage with turkey breast – iCookiTravel

Diabetic dinner, boiled broccoli and Nappa cabbage with red onion and turkey ๐Ÿฆƒ breast no fat at all. I got told that keeping your fat intake in check helps you stay healthy and the low fat approach has been strongly recommended for people with diabetes.

YOU NEED…….

* 1 head of Broccoli

* 1 red Onion

* a small Nappa cabbage

* about 200g turkey ๐Ÿฆƒ breast

* some water ๐Ÿ’ฆ or soup ๐Ÿฒ stock just enough to cook ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ the vegetables

* salt & broth cube to taste

HOW TO…….

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Red Onion and Turkey Breast – iCookiTravel

In a pot, red onion and turkey breast

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add some water – iCookiTravel

I added some boiling water ๐Ÿ’ฆ or soup ๐Ÿฒ stock instead.

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Cooking -iCookiTravel

Let it boil…

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Then add broccoli cook ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ until half way done…

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Nappa Cabbage – iCookiTravel

Add Nappa cabbage, seasoned with some salt and 1 broth cube to taste.

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with fried horsemackerel – iCookiTravel

Up here is another version the same procedure but instead of meat I added the leftover fried horsemackerel. I ate with my brown whole corn ๐ŸŒฝ bread ๐Ÿฅ– just like my tonightโ€˜s dinner. Guten Appetit!๐Ÿ˜‹

ABOUT

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญOCTOBERGRAM

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Pumpkin with ground meat – iCookiTravel

My Pumpkin bowl cooked with ground meat, oregano  and tomatoe paste seasoned with salt and pepper. I love pumpkin specially the Hokkaido Pumpkin, a quick and cheap meal from the pumpkin hokkaido.  For more recipes check it out here from time to time. I’ll be posting more and from my previous entry also on my YOUTUBE channel for cooking videos.

Thank you so much for visiting here and for checking it out. Next year I’ll be celebrating my 10th year Anniversary on social media. Wherein Youtube Channel, twitter, tumblr, Instagram Facebook Page, and here WordPress you could find me anywhere.

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My Beans Sprout Bowl – iCookiTravel

Beans Sprout Bowl cooked by hubby, how I love the way he cooked this, veggies stays crunchy, not too salty and not too much meat just enough to taste quick and easy to prepare.  Aside from a non-starchy vegetable,  Scientific studies have shown that sprouts can have a positive effect on controlling diabetes.  Yummy-liscious Daddy! Guten Appetit!

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Ilocano food – iCookiTravel

Another cooking-gram from hubby’s specialty, ilocano food. Tilapia with bitter gourd, eggplant, and string beans the taste of the north in the Philippines Ilocano cuisine. Sunday is always ilocano day in our kitchen. Go for it!

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Homemade Chinese vegetable soup – iCookiTravel

Chinese vegetable soup bowl. Homemade chinese vegetable soup is low-fat and rich in nutritious high-fiber vegetables that make it hearty choice for my healthy meal. Such as zucchini, chicharo or green peas, bean sprout or togue, button mushroom, carrot, broccoli and a bit of nappa cabbage. So what you could ask more?

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My noodle plate – iCookiTravel

Noodle plate that was Sunday brunch last week, at home with the kids. Just bought noodles from Turkey Shop near home, they are open on Sundays and Holidays which is unusuall in Vienna. Because on Sundays and holidays all shops and store’s are closed. Cooked with nappa cabbage (Chinakohl), carrots, an organic zucchini from a colleague from her garden and chicken breast sauteed with red onion and garlic seasoned with soy sauce, pepper and chicken broth cube. Served with sliced lemon and buttered toast.

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My glas of Beetroots – iCookiTravel

Do you know that drinking beetroots regularly can help or improve diabetes and hypertension?!  I started making juice out of this and drinking every morning with empty stomach before breakfast, hoping that it will help me. Will keep you posted about the result!

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Bastardmakrele in german – iCookiTravel

The so called “Bastardmakrele” in german, I don’t know in tagalog but I call it “Horsemackerel” with eggplant, chili, ginger, red onion cooked in vinegar seasoned with salt and pepper. Others says “Pinaksiw” or “Paksiw” and to others “Pinangat” or “Pangat”, what so ever… so freshly cooked from my kitchen bought from Turkey Shop for only 5.99 euro per kilo. That was lunch. Guten Appetit!

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Beef Liver with white onion rings – iCookiTravel

A pan fried beef liver with white onion rings seasoned with soy sauce and a little bit of balsamic vinegar just for hubby and me, because our two kids doesn’t eat innards. I ate it with smashed potatoes and cream spinach (not in picture). While hubby had it with rice, what else! Guten Appetit!

LIFESTYLE

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นFIRST MEAL AFTER 6HOURS DUTY

How the order you eat your food affects your health:  Studies says; starting our meal by eating vegetables and protein, keeps us fuller than if we ate first carbohydrates.

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Soup plate and Rye wholecorn crispbread – iCookiTravel

In this situation today, I got home went direct in my kitchen prepping my soup; boiled some water in a pot dropped some carrots, added beef broth cube, let the carrot half way done then I added napa cabbage and fine noodles before serving dropped two eggs. That was my first meal today after six hours of duty. So all-in-one carbohaydrates because of noodles, some veggies, and eggs for protein. I ate with some Rye wholecorn crispbread with butter. Eating the same food in the opposite order will not feel better after a meal specially for type 2 diabetes. In my today’s situation in which my meal is all-in-one, I don’t think it is the right way to control my blood sugar levels. Blood sugar normally rises after eating, but for people with diabetes it can spike dangerously.  People who spend longer preparing food are healthier, what I did today was a very quick cooking!  Just to have it fast in my stomach. Take it away from me Folks!