So, It’s Another Lasagna… But It’s Low-Carb… With A Helluva Lot Of Eggplant

Eggplant Rolls

I love to cook and was over the moon my nephew (Greg/GP Henry) was in town to help. Everyone loves lasagna, but this dish is stacked with calories and carbs. After quite a bit of research, I found a recipe worth tweaking a bit which substituted eggplant for pasta. Let’s do this!

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Tuesday Topic: Could The State Fair Be One Of The Unhealthiest Places On Earth?

State Fair2

Last year, the DDG rolled out a post, 5 Disturbing Diabetes Observations From The State Fair, where we shared a few common observations. Fried gummy bears, sweet tea by the jug and more hotdog stands than healthy people. Well, I sucked it up and ventured back to this land of all things unhealthy to see if 2015 was a better year on the State Fair front. I went in somewhat skeptical, but with a glimpse of hope…

My mother and I headed out on a Tuesday morning with a short list of things we wanted to see.

  • Stroll the Arts & Crafts Expedition
  • Locate a friend’s tree and landscaping booth
  • Visit the Beer Garden (this was more my idea than hers)

As we attempted to navigate our way to the arts & crafts building, I shared my thoughts on what poor choices the fair was offering their guests. It was like ground hog’s day circling the fair grounds. Every aisle or whatever you call it had at least 10 fried options (gummy bears, ice cream, cookie dough and even butter), sweet tea, Pina Coladas, hot dogs, corn dogs BBQ, cheap – oversized beer cans and turkey legs the size of small child. Continue reading

Tuesday Topic: Is Spam A Real Food? – Hawaii Seems To Think So

SpamAloha. I arrived on the beautiful island of Maui a few days ago and adore the Hawaiian culture. As I’ve ventured out exploring different parts of the island, I’m amazed by the diversity within a few square miles (desert vs. rain forest like conditions, rocky vs. sandy beaches), but one thing is consistent – SPAM. I was shocked when I stumbled across SPAM on the center aisle in Target which inspired me to do some research. I hope you enjoy a few interesting facts about this “mystery meat” and the theory as to why it’s so popular here in Hawaii.

Spam in Target

  • Ingredients – Pork & ham shoulder, salt, water, modified potato starch, sugar and sodium nitrate. (YUM!)

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