Oh, how I wish I could say this cozy mystery, ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole’ by Rebecca Adler was as good as it’s catchy title! Unfortunately the characters don’t appeal to me especially Josie who seems to be able to down a Dr. Pepper in one gulp. Do you know that drinking one or two sugary drinks a day increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 26 percent?
We absorb liquid sugar in as little as 30 minutes, much faster than a candy bar, leading to a spike in blood sugar that the body is not well-equipped to handle, particularly in repetition. These spikes in blood sugar can overwhelm the body and lead to the transformation of sugar into fat in the liver, which contributes directly to the development of type 2 diabetes
Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan is about to serve up some Lone Star justice in this spicy Taste of Texas Mystery from the author of Here Today, Gone Tamale.
If anything this book is inspiring me to write this year’s Mister Divabetic Mystery podcast. “Gypsies, Tramps & Peas’, featuring diabetes summer self-care tips and healthy recipes from Stacey Harris aka ‘The Diabetic Pastry Chef’ and this one below for Zucchini Chips from Chef Robert Lewis aka ‘The Happy Diabetic’.
Grilled Garlic and Lemon Zucchini Chips Recipe by ‘The Happy Diabetic’
What’s in it!
- 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Let’s Put It Together!
- In a small bowl, whisk together Extra virgin olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning and lemon juice
- with salt and pepper, to taste. Brush zucchini slices with oil mixture.
- Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Add zucchini in a single layer and grill until charred on both sides and just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes per side.
Nutritional Information: Calories 125.3, Calories from Fat 106.2, Total Fat 11.8g18%, Saturated Fat 7.4g37%, Trans Fat 0.6g, Cholesterol 30.5mg10%, Sodium 10.9mg0%, Total Carbohydrate 5.2g2%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g4%, Sugars 2.8g, Protein 1.5g
Don’t miss our upcoming Mister Divabetic Mystery podcast, ‘Gypsies, Tramps & Peas’ debuting in September 2017. Diabetes advocate turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Mr. Divabetic’s finally takes the plunge and ventures into a new career as a healthy caterer. With the help of his co-workers and nosy Italian mother, Mama Rose Marie, he heads for Coney Island, NY for the 35th Annual Mermaid Parade to cater his first party aboard a yacht for his former swim coach, Ted Rockow. But his nautical soiree quickly capsizes when the guest of honor is found swimming with the fishes. What it an accident or foul play? Now Mr. Divabetic’s grilling Burlesque dancers, a lifeguard lothario and some sequined mermaids, all intent on keeping their secrets buried deep within the sand. Can Mr. Divabetic prove Coach’s death was a murder, not an accident? Or will he end up floating out to sea?