Friday, July 16, 2010

Join us for a D-Feast!

I've heard people badmouth Twitter, saying it's only good if you want to hear drivel about what people are eating for dinner.  To me, Twitter is an important Health Activist tool and a source of diabetes support and information.  And yes, there are often Tweets about what people are having for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  But that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

For instance, one day Lorraine was cooking up a wonderful stir-fry and tweeted a picture of the pretty veggies cooking in the pan.  Then she tweeted a picture of the finished dish and a link to the recipe.  Soon we were having a cooking conversation and Elizabeth mentioned how happy she was that she had the ingredients for the stir-fry recipe in her fridge.  And then, Elizabeth tweeted a wonderful idea . . .
Maybe we should have a d-blog day where we all post our favorite carb-friendly recipes.
And the idea was born.  After some discussion and fine-tuning, we are happy to announce . . .

We invite you to join us for a D-Feast by blogging about your favorite "blood glucose friendly" recipes next Friday, July 23rd. Your recipe might be low carb, but doesn't have to be.  We know that everyone’s blood sugars react differently to foods, so unfortunately there are no guarantees every recipe will work for everyone. But hopefully we can each walk away with a few new wonderful recipes that do work well for our blood sugars.

Feel free to include pictures of you cooking and of the final meal, and any special techniques you use. Have fun with it! (If you’d rather simply link to a favorite recipe that’s already online, feel free to do that as well.) Nutritional information is always welcome, particularly carb counts with defined serving sizes, but also calories, fat and protein if you know it. If your recipe is low carb, gluten free, low calorie, vegetarian or vegan, please indicate this in your title so that people looking for these types of meals will be able to reference pertinent recipes quickly.

Link to your D-Feast Friday blog post next Friday by coming back to my blog or to Elizabeth's or Lorraine's.  We will each be posting a button for you to click on to add your recipe post to the link list. 

Want to add a recipe but don't have a blog?  Just contact us and we'll add your recipe to the list.

Next Friday is the official D-Feast Friday, but feel free to continue posting and linking to recipes whenever you feel the urge. The list will be ongoing, and the more recipes the better.

Now lets get cooking!!


  1. Haha! I am one of those drivellers! ROTF!!!

    So excited!

  2. Great idea!!!
    Thanks for doing this...I'll be thinking all week about what I'm going to post :)
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Sounds fun. Of course now my mind is blank and all I can think of are all the things I've made with zucchini this summer that I've taken pictures of!

  4. I would love to join in. Now to find a low carb recipe! LOL

  5. that is a fabulous idea. i'm always looking for good d friendly recipes...i'll see if i can come up with something to share

  6. I'm in...I don't know if my dish will be amazing or anything...but it'll feed a family of 4.

    Thanks to all of you for doing this.

  7. Great Idea!!! I'll be working on my recipe to post on my site this week. You mention having this be ongoing, maybe you ladies will want to eventually compile a D blogger cookbook or something? just a thought :)

  8. What a fabulous idea! I'm marking my calender so I don't forget to join in.

  9. GREAT idea! I can't wait to be inspired... even further!

  10. This is so great! I am going to be out of town beginning Thur, but I posted a blog tonight with a list of all my favorite snack foods!!


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