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  • Reinventing Ourselves: Diabetes and Public Perception | My Favourite Number
    showing the world that with proper management and the use of the latest in diabetes technology diabetes need not hold us back from reaching our goals and potential There s Chloe Steepe and her Connected in Motion team who are breathing fresh air into diabetes education through a face to face hands on and outdoorsy approach to diabetes education There s all my fellow D bloggers writing and vlogging about their day to day experiences educating their non diabetic readers about life with diabetes and facilitating international patient to patient dialogue about our frustrations successes insights and worries There s George Canyon Canadian country music artist who this past summer flew his own plane across the country on a Canada wide tour free to all people with type 1 diabetes focused on inspiring individuals with type 1 to pursue their life goals Heck there s even Nick Jonas Grammy nominated mega pop star and poster boy for the Bayer Contour meter singing about his diagnosis and testifying at the JDRF Children s Congress about the need for further funding for diabetes research And there are oh so many many many more This is my world These are my inspirations And today on DBlog Day my hat goes off to each and every member of the type 1 diabetes club We may be faced with challenges and we might sometimes run late because of low blood sugar but we are capable and creative and we are strong Here s to reinventing public perception Here s to changing the way diabetes is viewed by the world at large This entry was posted in Diabetes Awareness and Education NaBloPoMo and tagged DBlog Day public perception reinventing Bookmark the permalink World Diabetes Day Ride Victoria BC Partner Perspectives An Introduction 2 Responses to Reinventing

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  • gluten-free | My Favourite Number | Page 2
    gripped with the unmistakable feeling that Continue reading Posted in gluten free NaBloPoMo Recipes The From Scratch Era Tagged pumpkin soup squash Comments Off Please Do It Right Posted on November 4 2009 by Laura Brandes It isn t surprising that with every week the gluten free epithet seems to be gaining in popularity According to Health Canada Celiac disease is now recognized as one of the most common chronic diseases in the world It is estimated that Continue reading Posted in Celiac disease gluten free NaBloPoMo Tagged celiac cross contamination gluten free 1 Comment Giving Thanks Posted on October 14 2009 by Laura Brandes This past weekend was Thanksgiving and here on the west coast Daniel and I spent the holiday my favourite holiday enjoying time spent with family and friends basking in the warm sunshine braving the cold autumn breezes and cooking and Continue reading Posted in Blood Sugar Diet and Nutrition gluten free Tagged thankful Thanksgiving 2 Comments Older posts Newer posts Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition

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  • leeks | My Favourite Number
    m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a

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  • mint | My Favourite Number
    m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a

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  • peas | My Favourite Number
    m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a

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  • risotto | My Favourite Number
    m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a

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  • The From Scratch Era, v.1: Pumpkins. | My Favourite Number
    rice pasta dish with roasted pumpkin tomato and Italian sausage We ve concocted all manner of pumpkin soups some with coconut milk some with sautéed sage some with spoonfuls of thyme and still others with puréed apple We ve made spiced pumpkin hot cocoa with whipped cream We ve also simply enjoyed this colourful autumn vegetable on its own appreciating the subtly sweet flavour of it roasted in a hot oven with olive oil a crack of fresh pepper and a crumbly pinch of Kosher salt Out of all of our experimentation the crowning achievement of our recent love affair with pumpkin is our roasted winter squash soup with leek and bacon As it simmers be sure to lean over the pot and breathe in the lovely mingling fragrances of the coriander and sage intoxicating When we first made this soup Daniel dipped a teaspoon into the golden brown purée and had the first taste His eyes closed he stepped back he uttered oh my and then he excitedly dunked the spoon back into the pot this time offering it to me I tasted I sighed Our eyes met and we both started to grin This soup is good Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Leek and Bacon inspired by Jamie Oliver s incredible roast squash risotto For the Roasted Squash 1 small vine pumpkin we used Sun Spot but any sweet orange fleshed squash would work well 1 good drizzle olive oil 1 Tbsp coriander seed 1 2 Tbsp crushed red pepper flakes good pinch of salt 10 slices good back bacon For the Soup Base 1 good glug olive oil 2 slices good back bacon roughly chopped 2 leeks halved lengthwise and finely sliced 2 cloves garlic minced 2 carrots halved lengthwise and chopped 2 ribs celery chopped 2 Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and quartered 1 Tbsp dried sage salt and pepper 1 litre stock vegetable or chicken 2 cups spinach stems removed and roughly chopped Roasting the Squash Preheat oven to 400 F Bash together coriander crushed red pepper and salt in mortar and pestle Cut your squash into 8 equal slices and scoop out seeds Place slices in roasting dish flesh side up Coat squash with a good drizzle of olive oil Sprinkle your spice mixture over the squash and roast for 30 minutes Remove from oven lay bacon slices over squash and roast another 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp Making the Soup While your squash is roasting heat olive oil in large soup pot over medium high heat Add chopped bacon and sauté until browned Add leeks and garlic and sauté until leeks are soft and translucent Add carrots and celery and cook until soft about five minutes This is called sweating the vegetables the carrots and celery will become beautifully glazed in appearance Add your potatoes At this point your squash should be close to done When it is nice and tender remove from oven place bacon aside and scoop squash flesh into

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  • pumpkin | My Favourite Number
    Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes

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