Author Archives: Woody Short

Tip For Disposing Expired Medication

Tip For Disposing Expired Medication

Mixing any unused or expired over-the-counter and/or prescription medications with used coffee grounds can make the discarded drugs less appealing to children, pets, and people who may rummage through your trash. If you’re not a coffee drinker who has grounds readily available, you can ask a local coffee shop for used grounds or find another

The Stone Age Diet Solution

The dietary habits adopted by developed countries over the last centuries are largely responsible for many of the chronic diseases that are now commonplace in Western society. Diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer of the colon are virtually unheard of among the few hunter-gatherer populations still remaining in the

Lemon Almond Sauteed Greens

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil 1 clove garlic, minced 6 cups (1.5 L) lightly packed chopped Swiss chard — or 8 cups (2 L) trimmed spinach 1 cup (250 mL) shredded cabbage 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon zest 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground

Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 6- or 12-cup muffin pan 4 firm tomatoes 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely-chopped celery 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely-chopped onion 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely-chopped green bell pepper 1/2 tsp (2 mL) curry powder 1 cup (250 mL) rinsed and drained canned brown lentils 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly grated Parmesan

10 Tasty Diabetic-Friendly Dinner Recipes

Traditional Pan-Fried Trout

Ingredients: 2 lbs (1 kg) whole fresh trout fillets 2 Tbsp (30 mL) whole wheat or all-purpost flour 1/4 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground pepper 2 Tbsp (30 mL) milk 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil lemon and parsley, optional garnishes   Instructions: On a plate, mix flour with pepper for dredging the fish. Place

Spinach Salad

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 6 cups (1.5 L) lightly-packed baby spinach 1 large sweet onion (Spanish, Vidalia or other mild onion) cut into rings 1 large orange Unsweetened orange juice 1 clove garlic, finely-chopped 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 1/4 (1 mL) salt 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper 2 tsp (10 mL)

Diabetic Friendly – Chili con Carne

Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 lb (500g) lean ground beef 1 cup (250 mL) chopped onion 1 clove garlic, crushed 3 cups (750 mL) finely-shredded cabbage 2 cups (500 mL) thinly sliced-celery 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped sweet green pepper 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (7.5 oz/213 mL) tomato sauce

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Yield: 3 cups Ingredients: Blender, food processor or immersion blender 2 cups (500 mL) cauliflower florets 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped celery 1½ cups (375 mL) reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 cup (250 mL) evaporated 2% milk Pinch freshly ground white pepper 1 green onion sliced Instructions: In a saucepan, combine cauliflower, celery and broth. Bring