Syrniki – Russian Pancakes (Gluten-Free, Low-GI)

Since we just had the Winter Olympics in Russia, I thought I would try a Russian recipe. Unlike regular pancakes, these pancakes are very light and fluffy. They are very low in carbohydrates and high in protein, making them a much better choice for breakfast compared to regular pancakes. These pancakes usually contain raisins, but […]

Blueberry and Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

We just came back from a wonderful visit to Italy, so I thought I would try an Italian-inspired dessert this weekend. Fresh Italian ricotta and mozzarella cheeses are actually far better than what we can get here in the US, and once you know how good the real stuff tastes, it is very difficult to […]

Blood Sugar Lowering Salad

This salad contains only the ingredients that contribute to lowering blood sugar, making it a perfect dish to start a meal. The onion contains allyl propyl disulphide, which lowers blood sugar by stimulating metabolism. It is believed that eating 1/4 onion a day is effective for this purpose. The fat in avocado lowers blood sugar […]

Nectarine and Blueberry Coffee Cake (Gluten-Free, Diabetic-Friendly)

I don’t make desserts very often at home and haven’t made anything for more than two months, so I decided to try something new while fresh summer fruits are abundant. Gluten-free flour contains a lot of high GI (glycemic index) rice flour, and it causes a rapid blood sugar spike. This is not ideal for […]

Arugula Salad with Blueberry Dressing

This simple salad is very refreshing and looks very pretty. The pink color of the dressing makes it a perfect salad for a Valentine’s Day dinner. If you are not vegan, I think adding some shaved Parmesan cheese on top goes very well with this salad. Ingredients: For Dressing: 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 4 […]