Positive Influences – Great Taste
Often it’s the surprises that in someway have a deep impact and influence on us, the little things, the pleasures. Recently I was invited to an event known as “Lipstick and Laughter for Diva-betics”. My instant sense of uncertainty reacted with skepticism, yet there was something sweet and tricky that I enjoyed. I opted to attend.
A “GLAM-more FEAR- less way to diabetes outreach promises support and style as women of all ages share awareness, triumphs and concerns about living and dealing with diabetes at a Fashionable new way.” This is what Diva-betics founder, Max Szadek told me. Max worked to Luther Vandross for 13 years as personal assistant and observed Luther’s day to day struggle with type 2 diabetes. He decided to do something positive and creative for diabetes. He started Diva-betics, and joined up with type 1 Christine Campanelli, previously of JDRF.
What’s a? She’s a dynamic goddess with the wisdom, beauty and perseverance necessary to overcome against the disease that is devastating. She’s in control. She embraces, never denies, the seriousness of diabetes and actively seeks the support of a healthcare entourage that is competent out. Her discipline and determination make her best!
The event was filled with rooms of women and women familiar with the common bond of diabetes. There was laughter and fun, interesting speakers, diabetes educators, hair consultations that are personal, constitute food, prizes, music and application. Later that evening heading home, I noticed I was being looked at by people. I realized I was standing there all alone with a significant grin covering my head I was dressed in my new Diva-betic T-shirt that read “sugar’s the bitch, not me.”
It was one of those moments in time that Most of Us desire in our lives, there is a grin medicine. It was a minute of effect that is positive. To take information that surrounds us in the field of diabetes care and a Rest from all of the hi-tech and clinical instruction, and find that grin is a good reminder that life with diabetes has to be balanced. To dosing us a firecracker, with a spark so thanks, Max and Christine and of the Diva-betics!
Another way of celebrating positive consequences is with good taste, which sends us to Cyber Kitchen spring, to consider.
|Tuna and Spinach who Bursts with Fresh Flavor|
|This is actually a simple dish that needs several actions. In the end your taste buds will thank you. Substitute salmon, halibut or snapper if you would like. All work well in the recipe.
1 small hot (jalapeno) pepper, seeded and sliced
6 cups baby spinach
Serve packets on plates garnished with wedges of a few cilantro sprigs along with lemon. This is really impressive and DELICIOUS!
Nutritional Value: 1 serving = 250 cal, 40 grams protein, 2 fat grams, 13 g grams, 1.5 grams fiber
|Grilled Fresh Sardines And Fennel In a Salad|
|Appreciation of the flavorful value of new sardines is making them increasingly accessible. If you can find them, then use with this recipe. You can find, if not seek the Portuguese sardines.
1 lb. Fresh lettuce rinsed with cold water (heads removed if you select)
Nutritional Value: 1/4 lb hens = 115 cal, 13 grams protein, 10 fat grams, 3 carb grams
2 cups fennel, thinly sliced or shaved
Nutritional Value: 1 serving = 120, 20 carbohydrate g, 4 grams protein, .trace fat, 5 g grams
2 T fresh lemon juice
Nutritional Value: 1 T. = 43 cal, traced protein, 1 g gram, 5 pounds grams.