Southwestern Turkey Chopped Salad

Thanksgiving leftovers sometimes stress me out. There can be so much of them and they can last seemingly forever. The turkey goes on and on and on and I have trouble using it all up, but I also don’t want to see it go to waste. Big dinner-sized salads are a good way to repurpose that extra poultry and go a little healthier after your holiday indulgences! Read more

How a Thanksgiving Car Crash Changed Me

I woke up the next day to a new life. My face was a mess. My body was cracked and broken and bruised and hurt. But my heart… I don’t know how to explain it except to say that it was pouring rain outside my hospital window, but the sky had never looked more beautiful. Read more

Pumpkin Rosemary Biscuits

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there must be fresh, hot, homemade biscuits on the Thanksgiving table. It’s an absolute requirement for the enjoyment of your holiday festivities. But flour-based, high carb biscuits that spike your blood sugar are … Read more

5 Reasons I’m Thankful for Type 1 Diabetes

I’ve spent a lot of time wondering if I would be the same me without diabetes. It’s not that diabetes defines me, but I do believe that it has helped shape me into a person I am proud to be. And is there anything wrong with admitting that life with the bêtes brings us some good as well? So, here it is, my list of things I’m thankful for, that have come from living with type 1 diabetes.
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Chipotle Chicken Chowder

Soup season is upon us and this rich spicy chicken chowder will warm you all the way down to your toes. The jicama provides an interesting substitution for potatoes, but they do stay a little crunchier. Alternatively, you could use diced daikon radish, which softens more during cooking. And if you’re looking for a way to use up your leftover turkey… Read more

Is It Weird To Be Thankful For Diabetes?

Each year around Thanksgiving, I think about the things that I am thankful for in life. Some obvious answers come to mind: my parents. My brother, my boyfriend, my dog. The fact that I am able to attend an amazing … Read more

Chipotle Lime Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is the one thing I prepare ahead each year for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s just so darn easy to pop those berries in a pot with some water and sweetener, and set it to boil. Last year, I took … Read more

Thankful, Even for Diabetes

A few weeks ago, during the last leg of a 7-8 mile run which included some low blood sugar, I found myself thinking “I wish I didn’t have diabetes.”  The thought was not triggered by a punctured belly, a painful … Read more

Today Hurts

I woke up this morning a little before 5 a.m. (thanks, Baby Adam!) with a lump in my throat.  I don’t mean a metaphorical lump, but an actual sore throat lump.  With my first dry and painful swallow of the … Read more

A Thanksgiving Shout-Out

It is T minus 24 hours before Thanksgiving, and my family has officially descended. I just spent the morning with my mother at Whole Foods, where I discovered that a taste for triple creme really does run in the family … Read more

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