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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Diabetic Shakes

45-60 grams of carbohydrates is what the American Diabetes Association recommends for each meal. Shakes, or smoothies is a very good way to pack your proteins, fiber, vitamins, iron, and carbs into one drink.

Bananas are a good source for carbs, and a medium banana provides 27 grams of carbs, and will thicken the drink. And has potassium.

To make an 8 oz. Banana Smoothie, you can use low fat dairy products to help liquify. Or soy milk, and crushed ice will help. 

Also a cup of frozen strawberries will provide 13 grams of carbs, as well as important antioxidants. Smoothies can be a dessert as well. These are all good to consume, and always make sure you talk to your dietician and check your sugar levels. Learning to eat properly for diabetes will take time, however once you are on the right track, you will probably never go off of it. 

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Diabetic Friendly Korean Style Chicken

This dish is diabetic friendly, it has only 9 grams of carbs. So it should be OK. Just remember to eat more greens, stay away from the simple carbs. And listen to your medical provider. Oh yeah, drink lots of water!


3 tbs sesame seeds

2 tbs reduced sodium Aloha Shoyu

2 tbs. organic honey

1 tsp. sesame oil

1 tsp. minced ginger

1 minced garlic clove

Black pepper to taste

4 skinned chicken thighs (medium large size) * Locals like grine!

Any green leaf veggie to garnish if you like.


1. Mix the sesame seeds, shoyu, honey, ginger, garlic, and black pepper, mix it well. Put 2 tbs. of marinade to the side. Toss the chicken into the bowl of marinade and coat well. Cover it with foil or plastic wrap, and chill for about 45 minutes to an hour.

2. Heat up your oven to 400 degrees F. Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, or spray nonstick. Bake the chicken for about 25 minutes on center rack, or until the chicken starts to have the juices running out. Check if inside is not pink, and then you're good to go.

Garnish if you like.

Tips on plating.

1 chicken
1 scoop brown rice
1 1/2 handful of veggies, use an olive oil based dressing with vinegar. 

Per serving: 1 thigh, Calories 183, Carbs 9g, Portein 27g, Sodium 300mg, Fat 4g, Cholesterol 66mg.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016


Aloha from Lahaina, Maui my foodies, and it's been a while. I said I was going to be gone for months, but today I got a chance to do a local style blog with a local foodie named, Kaipo Da Foodie.

Kaipo is a local cat, hard working and loves to eat some serious local style food. I asked this cat what did he eat in the past week, and this is what he ate.

Kaipo holding a bottle of Wesson Oil, and Aloha Shoyu

1. At his house he remembers eating some pork & peas with hot dogs. Locals eat simple, and I myself love to eat this. It's simple, and onolicious.

2. Then he had a hamburger steak plate, complete with 2 scoops of rice, mac salad, and lots of gravy. A true local foodie.

3. Adding to the list of local favorites, he went to a local convenience store to whack a plate of chicken katsu with 2 scoops of rice, and mac salad. Feeling hungry now folks?

4. Then he trekked to L&L Drive-Inn to nail a chicken katsu curry plate, again with 2 scoops of rice, and mac salad, with lots of that curry smothered all over his plate. 

5. Feeling like a need for pizza, he bought himself a frozen Safeway Supreme Pizza, stuck it in the oven, and ate that! And of course playing some serious Xbox!

6. Feeling like a chef, he decided to cook some mushrooms wrapped with bacon, and some asparagus. This guy's a foodie for sure!

7. Then he tells me his grandma made him some salmon, said she battered the salmon with mayonnaise and some breadcrumbs, and fried it up in the pan. If it works it works.

8. Get this, he went to Casa Maya's a local Mexican joint, and got himself a 1 pound chicken burrito! This kid does not fool around on food!

9. To Teddy's Bigger Burgers where he said he woofed down a Teddy's Bigger Burger meal, a 9 oz. burger with special sauce, lettuce, onions, and tomato, side of fries and a Coke. Man he can eat!

10. Taco Bell called his name, he answered and mopped up their Fritto Steak Burrito with a Coke! Nuts man, nuts!

So this is Kaipo's foodie wisdom folks. "Try eat healthy, don't eat like me. And stay away from GMO foods." Great Kaipo Da Foodie, we'll remember that one for sure.

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