Richard, my doc told me I could get diabetes II just like my Mom so I went low glycemic about 5 years ago, lost 40 pounds and have kept off 30 of those. I admit my diet doesn't have a lot of variety, except when I go to visit my family. BUT...my diet contains food that I love so that I don't feel deprived. For example, I eat an avocado every day and that pretty much satisfies my taste for something creamy. Very good source of fat. Since you and Rita like tacos, you could figure out how to make a really healthy taco and then fix those at home. Corn is a pretty sugary veggie so if you could find another kind of tortilla that would help.
A great dip that's healthy is humuus mixed with salsa and you can make it as thick or liquidy as you want. Keep up the good work (-: On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 1:31 PM, Richard Williams <pundits...@gmail.com> wrote: I'm supposed to be on a diabetic diet, so I avoid table sugar and sweets, white bread and pasta - Rita is on a lose weight diet - no candy, carbs or soft drinks. That pretty much limits what we can eat. We don't buy much packaged food at the store anymore. We eat a lot of chicken and vegetables and salads. So what do people eat? For years, I followed a "Zen Macrobiotic" diet - I love eating organic brown rice and vegetables cooked with olive oil in a wok and served with organic soy sauce like San-J Shoyu. I still like that dish, and prepare it at home at least once or twice a week. At least once a week I used make Italian food - spaghetti with meat balls - now it's just meat balls and sauce. We also eat a lot of home made salads with olive oil. Rita's sister sent us a bottle of Leo's Greek Dressing. They make a pretty good burger at the Texas Roadhouse and they have good draft beer too, so about once a month we go there to have some fun. Sometimes we watch a Spurs basketball game or a Cowboys football game on the big screen. Sometimes we go out to the Olive Garden with friends to get their all-you-can-eat salad, but we avoid the bread sticks. We both like to eat out at Mexican cantinas like Taco Haven, one of the most popular places to eat out in San Antonio. It's actually Tex-Mex food - if you want authentic Mexican food you'd have to go to Jalisco downtown. There's also a place on the south side called Taco Flats that is pretty good, if you can get in. We like beef tacos made with corn tortillas; chalupas made with flour tortillas; and plates of steaming hot fajitas and sometimes a couple of cheese or beef enchiladas - all in moderation. For those of you unfamiliar with Mexican food - it's all the same food, just arranged on the plate differently. Don't forget the salsa! For those of you just getting into home cooking, here is my recipe for boiling water (I'm sure Alex or Curtis could improve on this). Ingredients: Three cups of filtered tap water. Pour the water into a kettle, place on the stove, and bring to a boil. Remove the kettle when you hear the whistle. It's that simple. Enjoy!