Foodgeek Stampede Updates

Hi all!

I decided to post something brief on the Foodgeek Stampede Facebook page and I realized that the link was not working! I have to admit I panicked a little. But I contacted Bluehost and they helped me out a bunch. They are so nice there. Wonderful customer service.

Bluehost discovered that my email subscriber plugin was no longer valid or something like that. Bluehost disabled it for me and I was able to access my page again. I am going to have to search for a new email subscriber plugin however. If you are wanting to subscribe to my blog, that feature is not working until I can work on getting the right plugin in place.

I wanted to share something that I have had on my mind for about 2 years. I had (and still do at times) very grandiose ideas of having a blog. However, I have definitely failed at trying to keep it updated and/or relevant.

It occurred to me awhile back that when I write about diabetes, I feel like I am still at my daytime, regular job. I realized that I do not like that feeling at all. Why? It isn’t that I do not like my job. But I like and enjoy doing a lot more than talking about diabetes, nutrition or providing diabetes education. Then it hit me; this is my blog. If I want to change my format and talk about other things, I can! So I am going to start writing about what is on my mind. I will probably end up talking about food most of the time anyway so I don’t have to be concerned about changing the name of my blog.

Let’s see, what is on my mind today? I have a bunch of topics swimming around in my head so here it goes:

Fixing and updating my blog

I think you all already figured this out. I need to get the new email subscriber plugin. I need to come up with a plan to stay on top of blogging. I have no clue as to how to do this. I need to come up with some food topics.

Thanksgiving

What am I thankful for? Am I truly thankful? How can I be thankful no matter what? These are going to be some questions I am going to be thinking about this week.

Thursday’s menu: should I make homemade pies or buy them? The pies from the bakery are very good. I do need to practice making homemade pie crust though and I do not like store bought pie crust (does this surprise you?) Why can’t I ever roll anything out round? Every time I have something to roll out that needs to be round (pizza crust, pie crust, etc), it ends up looking like an amoeba. I know that it still tastes the same even if it looks like an amoeba, rhombus-hexagon trapezoid combo or I have to piece it together to fit the pan. But I really want to learn how to make it round. I will look for videos this week and see if I can get any help on shaping pie crust. I just thought of another option! I could do one of those fancy lattice crusts that I will have to cut out so it doesn’t have to be round. Hmmm – will be thinking of that some more.

Baking

Another topic I am thinking about is how do professional bakers make that buttercream icing? You know what I am talking about right? It is the icing that is so smooth and keeps its shape so that it can be used to decorate a cake; the icing that is the perfect combination of unhealthy fat and powdered sugar. It is the icing of registered dietitians’ (and diabetes educators’) nightmares. I found several recipes and will maybe use one of them later this week.

I started thinking about buttercream icing because I bought some Russian piping tips yesterday. I saw a video advertising them on FB and showed them to a friend of mine that has experience in cake decorating. She wants to get a set too (LOL). I should be receiving the Russian piping tips about the middle of the week. I will be able to play with them the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Back to the Russian piping tip video: it made cake and cupcake decorating look so easy. They make these beautiful looking flowers. I have always wanted to learn how to decorate a cake. I am going to put a cake decorating class on my Christmas list.

Tonight’s dinner

Cube steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans. Portion control will be key. I do not have any recipes. This is a meal that I learned how to cook watching and helping my Mom cook therefore everything is done by memory.

I better go and get started on dinner!

Have a safe & blessed week and do a random act of kindness!

Sarah ♥

How Did I End Up At Foodgeek Stampede?

Hello! Welcome to Foodgeek Stampede. You are probably wondering how you ended up at a blog named Foodgeek Stampede. If you did a search to discover more about diabetes, regardless of the type of diabetes, that may be how you ended up at Foodgeek Stampede. Or you are an avid Pinterest dweller and came upon my Foodgeek Stampede Pinterest board. It looked interesting, you clicked on a link, and voila, you are at Foodgeek Stampede. Maybe you are a family member, friend or colleague and ended up here to check out what in the world Lamb is up to now. In the end, I am not really sure it matters how you got here, but you are here.

Please sign up to read my posts daily. Share my posts with your friends, family and coworkers. Diabetes is one of the hottest medical/healthcare topics right now in the United States.  I should know because I see hundreds of people with diabetes in my practice every month. My primary goal is to educate as many as I can about the different types of diabetes and how to manage them with current research citations to back up  what is written. Second, I want to be able to translate this science into real life applications. We all know this as “what exactly do I do” and “what am I supposed to eat?” Why? It is what I do. I am a Foodgeek. I am happy to stampede with you.

I am working on a series of posts regarding Prediabetes as well as some sample meal plans covering breakfast, lunch and supper/dinner. They will definitely be healthy meals that all can enjoy and not just people with Prediabetes. By the end of the series, I hope all of my readers will have a better understanding of PreDiabetes and can use my sample meals to come up with their own healthy meals.