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Thursday, February 11, 2016

DIABETIC COOKING #2 Sweet Sour Beef

Ok my friends, like I said in my last post, this is going to be times of posting healthy recipes for diabetics. I take this part of my blogging seriously. I had many friends get really sick because of this deadly disease. Last year a friend of the family died, his organs shut down because of diabetes.

In this post I'll give you a Sweet Sour Beef dish, that's really easy to make, and the whole family can enjoy that meal. Once again remember it's all about how you plate your dishes. And it depends on how active you are, if you're sedentary you shouldn't eat a lot, if you do work out then you can basically have a little more food for obvious reasons. Now for this dish, for the sweet in the cooking sauce I'm going to use the Japanese mirin which is made from rice and common in Japanese cooking. If your blood glucose is high, I suggest you do not eat this because the sauce is sweet, and of course sour. 

WARNING: PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BEFORE TRYING ANY OF THESE DISHES THAT I POST. I DO MY BEST TO GET THE RIGHT NUTRITIONAL COUNTS FOR YOU. 

Have cooked brown rice ready & some raw vegetables.

1/2 of your plate will have the raw vegetables, 1/4 of the plate will have about 2 oz. of brown rice, and the last 1/4 will have about 4-5 oz. of the sweet sour beef.



Sweet Sour Beef.
1 lb. of chuck, cut into bite size cubes
2 tbsp. canola oil
1 tbsp. minced ginger
1 medium russet potato cubed 1/2 inch
1/2 cup water + sauce.

8 oz. of shiitake mushrooms (soaked and sliced thin)
1 medium tomatoes sliced into 8 wedges
1 stalk celery sliced thin
1/4 cup chopped green onion

Sauce (mix together)
1 cup low sodium tamarin soy sauce
3/4 cups mirin
1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar

Directions
1. In a large skillet with lid, heat up the canola oil over medium high heat, sauté the ginger for about 15 seconds, add in cubed beef, brown well then add in water + sauce, bring to boil, then lower to simmer, add in potatoes cover lid. Cook for about 30 minutes

2.  Add in the shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes, celery and simmer for about 5 minutes, then place in a large enough service bowl. Garnish with green onions.

3. Place about 4-5 oz. of sweet sour beef in 1/4 of the plate. Serve with your favorite raw veggies, and brown rice.

The glycemic load jacks up to 40 for the whole pan, so 1/4 of that is 10. check your blood level before eating. 

Drink lots of water, go for a nice stroll around the block after eating, remember it's not just the food but your change in lifestyle.

             
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