From my Haumea's Kitchen and others

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Granola My Way
Adapted from
Sam Talbot's "The Sweet Life"

I love Granola, and it has to be good.  I do enjoy Bungalow Munch from Marin County, it's simple and wholesome.  This recipe is adapted from Sam Talbot's "The Sweet Life", I enjoyed reading his story of his diabetes and understanding the disease.  He has some awesome recipes that I am sure I will be cooking along the way.  Since I bottom out every few hours I thought I'd try his recipe for the Granola.  Lucky me, I have Valrhona Cocoa nib here along with the different nuts and oats even the Acai Powder.

A couple weeks ago I my doctor diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes.  I am at the top of Prediabetes and at the low end of Diabetes 2.

So I started back at the gym slowly, and my hubby set up my bike on the trainer.  Hope to loose some pounds here while I lower everything.

So, now I need to change alot of things around.  I still love to cook irregardless, just need to cook better healthier entree's for both of us.

I'm lucky, I love vegetables, grains, fish etc., so transition isn't that bad.  Hubby, on the other hand is learning to look some vegetables and I will cook those he can actually eat.

So you may see things in here indifferent from what I normally post.  You may see some of my own style as before as I can easily cook for myself and separately for the man.

Anyhow, as I continue to read and view other diabetic blogs, I hope to contribute some healthier array of food.

Once in a while, i"ll have a treat of some fine dining in moderation.

Bon appetit!!

Coconut Acai Granola

3 Cups old-fashioned rolled oats
½ Oat Flour
½ Cup unsweetened shredded coconut (Whole Foods carries a dehydrated shredded coconut, I also pick up at Asian market)
¼ Cup white sesame seeds
¼ Cup Oat Bran Flakes (crumble them up)
¼ CupSliced almonds (I used whole it’s what I had)
¼ Cup Hazelnuts
¼ Cup chopped pecans
¼ Cup pistachio nuts
2 Tablespoons Cacao nibs
2 Tablespoons Goji Berries ( I used Cranberries)
2 Tablespoons golden berries ( I don’t know what these are so it wasn’t added)
2 Tablespoons dried mulberries (I couldn’t find this)
1 Tablespoon Acai powder (Whole Foods carries)
Granulated Stevia extract equivalent to ¾ cup sugar
 ( I did not follow this, I used splenda and only used ½ cup)
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
½ Cup light Agave
** I added 1 heaping Tablespoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar, and 1 heaping Tablespoon of Maple syrup**

Preheat oven to 300F
I measured the sugars, the agave, oil and my additions and mixed in measuring cup.
I tossed all the above then I mixed in syrup mixture, mix well

Spread evenly unto pan I used a ¼ sheet and silpat so that I didn’t have to spray the pan. Bake until golden brown 45 minutes to an hour keep an eye on it.

Cool completely break and keep in container.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kalua Pig Ravioli my way

Yesterday I made a batch of Kalua Pig.
We ate what we wanted then, I started to Food Saver and make small bags and toss in freezer for another day.
Well, wondering what to do with the batch in fridge, I had some wonton Pi and well here we have it.,
Kalua Pig Ravioli my way.