We went on an adventure into the jungle of cooking blogs and just made a selection among all these professional, semi-professional and amateur blogs, but all are passionate about cooking. We have included two blogs specifically for diabetics, as pre-diabetes (insulin resistance) and diabetes are common co-morbidities in people living with HIV, and these blogs can provide ideas for limiting refined sugar intake for those looking to reduce it .
Nicholas the cook in my own kitchen
Nicolas is quite a flexitarian cook (a diet that is vegetarian on a daily basis, but allows the occasional consumption of animal meat). His cuisine, with a hint of gluttony, is seasonal and loves to travel the world. “I always cooked more and more elaborate dishes, first according to recipes, then coming up with my own, which I share…”. Nicola likes to turn meat dishes into meat-free dishes such as vegetarian lentil shepherd’s pie, vegetarian caesar salad, etc. Nicolas is a teacher based in Barcelona and provides a little slice of life or reflection on the seasons with each recipe. There are many “healthy” vegetarian recipes (quinoa, lentils, mushrooms, squash…), very beautiful photos that make you want to travel, lots of eggplant-based recipes and an open passion for cauliflower… one of his last recipes I made: Tortiflette with Cauliflower, it was known! Examples: white bean hummus, roasted pumpkin, mushroom lasagna, sea bream rillette, pea risotto, carrot and chickpea tagine, but not limited to (Thai style beef salad, sweet potato stuffed with chicken), pecan cookies and dark chocolate, gluten-free orange cake…
From you to me…
Food writer, stylist and photographer Dominic’s blog is very personalised, very visual and very well ‘told’. You’ll find European and international recipes accompanied by very nice photo reports of the places, as well as great authentic or revised French classics. All this creates a pleasant festive atmosphere, enhanced by cuisine inspired by these trips or childhood memories. Classified by country or inspiration, the many recipes are beautifully photographed and easy to follow; some are very original and exotic. Examples: Mauritian Rougeil Sausage (lovely travel photos), Crispy Balinese Duck, Tiropitas (Greek Cheese Puff Pastries) with amazing Greece photos, Grilled Pollack Steak, Cherry Tomatoes and Fried Bacon Slices, Vanilla Chicken Fillet and Lemon Curd cucumbers, tatin tart made of turnips, thyme and honey, Essaouira tagine (with fish), rabbit with father’s mustard, chocolate and banana cake, Catalan cream, etc. This beautiful blog for stress relief (virtual travel guaranteed) also has good travel plans and restaurant reviews from France and other countries.
Dorian introduces himself as a home blogger who feeds five mouths for three quarters every day. His blog is atypical and sweet, his cooking quite dirty (Dixit Dorian); He has written some very tempting cookbooks… His blog has a lot of invented or revised recipes, with a little information about each recipe, how it was created, memories of childhood, youth, travels, etc. The story is often very funny and well told. And often ends with his catchphrase, “But why am I telling you this…” He often cites other very good cooking blogs or cookbooks, taking one of their recipes, always telling why with a “How?” Or “What”. Dorian makes you want to cook, with a good dose of humor during his little “slices of life” or semi-existential questions and close-up photos. He lists a long list of his “favorite” cooking blogs. His recipes? All with funny names! French, original pizza (Cheese mountain pizza), fish, meat (Little soup, like a cold morning in Beijing), Indian recipes (lamb ribs with all the spices), Japanese (salmon, spicy like the rising sun), and English. (kejiri), Irish (Irish sugar in a pot) and others.
Movement of mercy
Samuel is a self-described foodie, photographer and food stylist. His presentation of the Canadian site ends with the words: “If I were you, I would immediately unbuckle my seat belt.” Videos with a Canadian accent are very beautiful, generally not easy, but relaxed, the photos are great, the atmosphere of beer and barbecue (barbecue), as well as the accent, have an anti-depressant effect. Comments at the top or at the end of recipes are funny. Some products have strange names for us, but irresistible (cobs, cheese in stool, etc.). I’m totally in love with this site it lifts my spirits just browsing it and watching the videos. I made a garlic ginger soup (cold killer) very good… Samuel’s group has already published two books as well as e-books. Examples: Creamy Chicken, Rice and Artichoke Soup, Legendary Beef Tacos, Grilled Turkey with Dry Maple Marinade (which will literally make you question your life), decadent Lumberjack Casserole, Buttered Cod and lemon sauce, Welch to beer legendary tiramisu Baileys.
This Canadian site (in French or English) is amazing, with a funny logo “I’m falling in love with you, my cock”, dedicated exclusively to eggs, a thousand and one egg recipes. Recipes are categorized by genre, dinner (equivalent to our midday lunch) or dinner, method or international inspiration, with a section on healthy recipes. Each recipe is accompanied by its own numerical nutritional value. With a rather humorous tone, the recipes are clear, easy, attractive, sometimes unexpected, some even a little more festive, with great photos; Eggs 101 features mini articles and videos: How to do it? » learn how to make a professional poached egg, the perfect soft-boiled egg, etc. . In short, everything to become an egg! The article “All about the egg” contains a lot of information on the anatomy of the egg. The “nutrition” part is well detailed and the recipes are very attractive. Examples: quick eggs benedict, chakchuka, a bowl of healthy ramen noodles (a complete balanced meal), Korean bibimbap, vegetable frittata, egg pizza from other countries (Georgian khachapuri), egg sandwiches, etc.
A needle in a soup
Lou’s blog immediately promises cuisine that will make you travel frequently from one continent to another. And so it is. It presents a variety of recipes, from simple to more complex, often original, classified by country of inspiration (Asia, Brittany, Creole, India, Ireland, East) or by category (appetizers, appetizers, main courses, desserts). Some are borrowed from other blogs or great cooks and are revised frequently. The execution of the recipe is photographed step by step; the procedure is very well explained. In the dessert category, there are very original cakes (lentil and hazelnut cake, crispy buckwheat cake, Moroccan cake from a great chef, Japanese cakes, etc.). Many exotic or more familiar recipes are presented and detailed. Examples: Zucchini Scarpaccio, Homemade Pizza (Dough Included), Seaweed Tartare, Reunion Vegetable Cucumbers, Light Indian Chicken Curry, Lamb Vegetable Tagine, Leek and Irish Oat Soup (Brotchan Foltchep), Super Light Chocolate Fudge ( low glycemic index), with photos that make you want to…
A little gay in a quince
Sylvain is French but lives in Belgium, loves quince, improvises recipes from everywhere, India, Brittany, Asian countries, Sweden, Georgia, Peru, Belgium, of course, vegetarian, barbecue and sweet and savory quince… often with a little story behind the recipe, where did it come from, skills, what book did the idea come from, a pep talk and a warm little speech. The photos are beautiful, as are the plates. Curiosity and unbridled inspiration are palpable, and the result is highly desirable. There are some wicked recipes Sylvain says, like chocolate peanut soy sauce cookies, black pudding rougaille meatballs, chicory lemon meatballs (Sylvain is the king of meatballs!), kimchikon (endive kimchi) that I’m going to make try recipes from here or elsewhere: Eggplant Feta Pie (Turkey), Swedish Kålpudding (Caramelized Cabbage Bread and Mince), Smoked Tofu and Celery Wok, Quince, Sausage and Sage Casserole, Slightly Lebanese Sesame Breton Pie and raisins and many other recipes that make you forget gray hair!
Recipe for diabetics
Food enthusiast Jean-Francois Rousseau’s blog was created when his daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 8 to share his recipes and help diabetics find meal ideas. Moreover, these balanced recipes with less sugar, salt and harmful fats are suitable for everyone, after all, those who want to maintain their health. He is also the author, together with a nutritionist, of the book “L’assiette anti-diabète”. Many of his recipes are low GI (glycemic index) and all without refined sugar, but with other sweeteners (Stevia, coconut sugar, etc.). It offers a very large selection of classic recipes, some more original, meticulously studied to offer balanced dishes. The glycemic index of each ingredient is calculated and explained, and the total number of carbohydrates in each dish is shown; The recipes are clear and linked with attractive photos of the dish. You’ll also find gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian, low-carb, and keto recipes. Examples: chickpea and bean falafel, steamed chicken and lentils, endive, salmon, shrimp and apple salad, Mexican chicken salad, refined sugar-free coconut yogurt cake, reduced sugar (low GI) Neapolitan cake. This site was a “favorite” by Ceed, the European Center for the Study of Diabetes, in 2015.
Recipes by Yvonne Lowkar
Yvonne has type 2 diabetes and was treated with insulin. Four years ago, she discovered food low in carbohydrates or without carbohydrates (no bread, no cereals, no pasta, no industrial cakes, etc.). This is the only food that has allowed him to balance his diabetes. A year later, blood tests showed that the diabetes had regressed, and the doctor allowed her to stop taking insulin… Yvonne shares her daily menu and recipes, which follow very strictly the principles of a ketogenic diet (very low in carbohydrates) and low in carbohydrates. She explains well the principles of this diet (almost no carbs, but increasing the dose of lipids) and what to replace the slow carbs (konjac, zucchini spaghetti, almond bread, cauliflower pizza dough, etc.). His blog is presented in newspaper style: anecdotes, cultural information, as well as the menu of the day, with recipes and photos. Everything is a model of research and will: you will find good ideas for a diet in case of prediabetes, diabetes type 1 or 2. Examples: stewed cabbage with chicken, trout with khariz, vegetarian menu, desserts with stevia or birch sugar, flourless pancakes, almond cake bread, cake low in carbohydrates with yogurt, etc.