From the 12th to 18th June it’s Diabetes Week and as my husband is diabetic, what better excuse then to look at a few recipes that I do for him. He has a very sweet tooth;
it was very hard when he was diagnosed 10 years ago as Type 2 Diabetes. At first we struggled with a lot of foods that we never knew had so much sugar, including bread, baked beans and Alcohol! Another shock was many Chinese sauces are high in sugar, as are lots of ‘healthy low fat’ items. Things have got better in recent years and Spain is particularly good with a very good sugar-free range of food items. With trial and error I have discovered that I can find lots of things with Fructose or powdered sweetener, but my biggest success to date has been making my mincemeat at Christmas so my husband gets his sugar-free mincemeat tarts and Christmas pudding! That’s now a family secret, but I have added some other favourites below for you to try.