Food holidays are quite frankly funny. The best one I have celebrated lately was “National Lima Bean Respect Day.” I mean, I will respect any whole real food that offers good nutrition, wouldn’t you?!
On April 20th I did a food demonstration and touted the benefits of lima beans on our local news station here in Columbus, OH. This recipe was featured on Fox 28 Good Day Columbus.
If only my co-host on the News enjoyed lima beans as much I did! Where was her respect?
This past weekend wasn’t only Mother’s Day, but it was also National Apple Pie Day. On this very day, May 13th, I had the pleasure of demonstrating an allergen-friendly recipe on the local Columbus, OH 10TV News.
Allergen Friendly Apple Pie
• 2 Wholly Wholesome 9″ Gluten Free Pie Shell
• 6 medium sized granny smith apples, sliced
• 1/2 cup coconut sugar – or reduce total amount and use maple syrup
• 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
• 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Peel, core, and slice apples, and place in a Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pie Shell. The apples will be piled high but will cook down in the oven. Sprinkle sugar/cinnamon mixture over apples.
2. Spoon coconut oil and place on top of apples. Add second pie shell over apples and crimp pie edges. Poke a hole in top crust to allow air to escape during baking. Place pie on a sheet pan and bake in a preheated oven at 375° for 30 minutes or until top is browned. You will know the pie is done when a paring knife can be easily inserted into the center and the apples are tender.
Come WINE with DiabeteSisters of Columbus this Thursday, November 17th at 7:00pm
Join the of Columbus for a Wine Social at Spagio. We look forward to meeting you over a glass or two to discuss successes and challenges of life with Diabetes. We are lucky enough to have this event sponsored by Dexcom. Please add us to your calendar, for an evening of support, sisterhood, and education.
Whether you were diagnosed with diabetes yesterday or 30 years ago, PODS Meetups offer an inclusive, open space where you can find peer support. PODS Meetups provide a regular, monthly spot for informal support and education to women of all ages with all types of diabetes (prediabetes, gestational, type 1, type 1.5, type 2, etc.).
At each Meetup, participants are encouraged to focus on their own health and share their life experiences living with diabetes with women who understand the unique challenges diabetes poses. Please visit: www.diabetessisters.org for more information about the organization.