After being diagnosed I stopped eating pasta because it spiked my blood sugar more than what I liked. 100 plus points most of the time after 2 hours. Several months ago I tried the Dreamfield brand of pasta. I found if I cooked it according to the instructions, it’s half raw and did not spike my blood sugar. I found that if I cooked it till it was done, it didn’t spike my blood sugar too much. But if I over cook it, it will spike my blood sugar a lot. Biggest problem is it’s hard to determine if it is just right or over cooked. That’s why I started to make my own pasta with soy flour.
That week I found at Save a Lots a no sugar added pasta sauce made by Hunts. It has only 6 carbs per ½ cup serving. 4 net carbs after you subtract the fiber. It tastes pretty good. When added to the soy noodles along with some hot sauce and grated cheese the dish tasted a whole lot better.
This is the hot sauce I use most of the time. You can buy it, in most Oriental grocery stores. They also sell it in Wal-Mart. Just have to make sure it’s the one from Rosemead Ca. I bought it once in an Oriental store and it was made somewhere else and wasn’t as good. If you don’t like hot and spicy hot sauce then don’t buy it.
I tried experimenting a little bit and for the second batch and I added a ¼ cup of whole-wheat flour. It added a little bit to the texture without it spiking my blood sugar. For the third batch I tried adding ½ cup whole-wheat flour. I found that it spiked my blood sugar a little bit, so I now use just ¼ cup of the whole-wheat flour.
1 ½ cups of soy flour
¼ cup of whole wheat Flour.
Beat 2 eggs add 1-teaspoon oil with 1 oz of water
Add to flour and mix.
The machine I use does all the mixing for me.
The recipe above makes 5 cups of dried pasta. I now make two batches at a time and only have to make them twice a month. The last time I made soy noodles I managed to make 4 batches. I’m getting better working the machine. I store them in the refrigerator.
Greek Yogurt Ice Cream
Recently I found a low carb fat free Greek yogurt. The Greek Gods brand tasted good but was high in fat.
I now make my ice cream with the no fat Chobani Greek Yogurt.
I just blend one cup of nut milk with one cup of yogurt add 2-3 scoops of protein powder with a tablespoon of peanut butter and add to ice cream machine. I think it taste pretty good. If using chocolate protein powder I will add I tablespoon of sugar free chocolate syrup.
I added the following pictures to my pumpkin pie recipe page. It tastes as good as it looks.
I also made Mrs. Atkins Pumpkin Cheese Cake. It also tasted good. But it has a lot of fat. I found it tasted similar to the pumpkin pie and will probley not make it again. I will stay with the pumpkin pie.
Me and the Wife spent the last 2 weeks of August in Massachusetts in the Berkshire Area. It’s not to far from Albany, New York. The wife likes to shop the Oriental Stores there in Albany. They have several nice stores on Central Ave. While shopping there I stopped by an India Store in between the Oriental Stores.
I ran out of Chana Dal several months ago and couldn’t find it for a good price on line. I was paying $4.00 for a 2-pound bag. The store I was buying it from closed and I couldn’t find a place to buy it cheap.
At the India store in Albany I couldn’t find the price for Chana Dal. Expecting it was going to cost me some money, I had the wife ask the guy at the store how much it cost. When he said $4.00 for a 4-pound bag I couldn’t believe it. He showed me the place where the price was posted and sure enough it was only $4.00. A dollar a pound. The wife made me buy 5 bags. I figure it should last a year or so. I have priced it on line and found it way to expensive to buy.
If you can find an India store, close by where you live I recommend you buy it there. I also found that a lot of the spices, that are needed to make it by the recipes posted on David Mendosa’s website are cheap there also. I found that you can buy a large bag of spices for the same price you would buy a small amount in any other store or supermarket.
I find its great to use as a dip for my vegetables. I really don’t like vegetables too much and sometimes have to force myself to eat them. But when dipped in the Chana Dal they taste great. Broccoli and cauliflower both taste great when added to my Chana Dal. I also add 1-2 tablespoons of my favorite hot sauce with a little cheese before I heat it up in the microwave. When hot I mix it all together and then add my vegetables.
The recipe I use for dipping, or I eat it like soup is this one on Mendosa’s website. http://mendosa.com/chanarecipes.htm. The Kabuli recipe. I puree all the Chana Dal. Other wise I make it pretty much like the recipe as posted.