In the jungle of cooking blogs

We went on an adventure in the jungle of food blogs and simply casted among all these professional, semi-professional or amateur bloggers, but all passionate about cooking. We have included two blogs specifically dedicated to diabetics, as pre-diabetes (insulin resistance) and diabetes are common co-morbidities in people living with HIV, and these blogs may provide ideas for limiting refined sugar intake for those who want to reduce it.

In my own kitchen by Chef Nicolas

Nicolas is quite a flexitarian cook (a diet whose daily basis is vegetarian, but which allows for the occasional consumption of animal flesh). His cuisine follows the seasons with a touch of gluttony and he loves to travel the world. “I have always prepared increasingly complex dishes, first from recipes, then I come up with my own, which I share…”. Nicola likes to turn meat dishes into meat-free dishes such as vegetarian lentil shepherd’s pie, vegetable Caesar salad and more. Nicolas is a teacher, lives in Barcelona and delivers a little slice of life or reflections on the seasons with each recipe. There are many “healthy” vegetarian recipes (quinoa, lentils, mushrooms, pumpkins…), many beautiful photos that make you want to travel wildly, many eggplant-based recipes and a pronounced passion for cauliflower… one of his latest recipes that i made: cauliflower tartiflette, was famous! Examples: white bean hummus, roasted butternut squash, mushroom lasagna, sea bream rillettes, pea risotto, carrot and chickpea tagine, but not limited to (Thai-style beef salad, chicken-stuffed sweet potatoes), pecan biscuits 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 will find European and international recipes accompanied by many beautiful photo reports from the places, as well as great authentic or revisited French classics. The whole thing creates a nice festive atmosphere, enhanced by culinary creativity inspired by these trips or childhood memories. The many recipes, classified by country or by inspiration, superbly photographed, easy to follow; some are very original and exotic. Examples: Rougeil Sausage from Mauritius (magnificent travel photos), Crispy Balinese Duck, Tiropitas (Greek Cheese Puff Pastry) with breathtaking photos of Greece, Grilled Pollack Steak, Cherry Tomatoes and Fried Bacon Slices, Vanilla and Lemon Chicken pickles, tarte tatin with turnips, thyme and honey, tagine from Essaouira (with fish), rabbit with my father’s mustard, chocolate banana cake, Catalan cream and more. This beautiful stress-relieving blog (virtual travel guaranteed) also includes good travel plans and restaurant reviews from France and elsewhere.

Dorian cuisine

Dorian presents himself as a stay-at-home dad blogger, with five three-quarter mouths to feed every day. His blog is atypical and cute, his cooking quite messy (dixit dorian); He has written several very tempting cookbooks… His blog has many invented or revised recipes, with a little information about each recipe, how it was created, memories from childhood, adolescence, travels, etc. The story is often very funny and well told. And he 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 saying why to “How?” “Or” What . Dorian makes you want to cook, with a good dose of humor during his little “snipes of life” or semi-existential questions and his close-up photos. He cited the impressive list of his “favorite” food blogs. His recipes? All with funny names! French, original pizzas (Pizza mountain under the cheese), fish, meat (Little soup like a cold morning in Beijing), Indian recipes (lamb ribs with all spices), Japanese (salmon as sharp as the rising sun) and English (cages), Irish (Irish potty cuddle) etc.

A movement of mercy

Samuel says it himself, he is addicted to good food, photographer and kitchen stylist. His introduction on his Canadian website ends with: “If I were you, I would immediately unbuckle my seat belt.” Clips with a Canadian accent are very nice, in general it is not light, but casual, the pictures are great, the atmosphere of beer and barbecue (BBQ), and the accent has an anti-depressant effect. Comments at the beginning or end of recipes are funny. Some products have strange names to us but are irresistible (crissy ears, poop cheese, etc.) I am totally in love with this site, it makes me happy just browsing it and watching a few videos. I made the garlic ginger soup (cold killer) very good… Samuel’s gang has now published two books as well as e-books. Examples: Creamy Chicken Rice and Artichoke Heart Soup, Legendary Beef Tacos, Grilled Turkey with Dry Maple Marinade (which will literally make you question your life), the decadent Lumberjack Casserole, Pan Fried Cod with Butter and Lemon Sauce, Welch with beer the legendary tiramisu Baileys.


This Canadian site (in French or English version), amazing, with the funny logo “I’m falling for you, my coco” is dedicated exclusively to eggs, a thousand and one recipes based on eggs. Recipes are classified by genre, dinner (equivalent to our midday lunch) or dinner, by methods or international inspirations, with a healthy recipes section. Each recipe is accompanied by its numerical nutritional value. With a rather humorous tone, the recipes are clear, easy, attractive, sometimes unexpected, some even a little more festive, with superb photos; The “eggs 101” part includes mini articles and videos: “How to do it? » learn how to make a professional poached egg, a perfect soft egg, and more. . In short, everything to become an egg pert! The article “All About the Ovum” contains a wealth of information about the anatomy of the egg. The “eating” part is well detailed and the recipes are very appealing. Examples: quick eggs benedict, chakchuka, bowl of healthy ramen noodles (a complete balanced meal), Korean bibimbap, vegetable frittata, egg pizzas from elsewhere (Georgian khachapuri), egg sandwiches, etc.

A needle in the soup

Lou’s blog immediately promises cuisine that will have you traveling from one continent to another often. And that’s it. It contains a variety of recipes, from simple to more complex, often original, classified by country of inspiration (Asia, Brittany, Creole, India, Ireland, Orient) or categories (appetizers, appetizers, main courses, desserts). Some are borrowed from other blogs or great cooks and are often revised. The development of the recipe is filmed in stages; the procedure is very well explained. In the dessert category, there are many original cakes (lentil and hazelnut cake, crispy buckwheat cakes, Moroccan cake from a great chef, Japanese cakes, etc.). Many exotic or nearby recipes are presented and described in detail. Examples: zucchini scarpacia, homemade pizza (dough included), seaweed tartare, Reunion vegetable pickles, easy Indian chicken curry, lamb tagine with vegetables, leek and Irish oatmeal soup (Brotchan Foltchep), ultralight chocolate fondant (low glycemic index), with pictures that make you crave…

A little gay in the quinces

Sylvain is French but lives in Belgium, loves quinces, improvises recipes from everywhere, India, Brittany, Asian countries, Sweden, Georgia, Peru, Belgium of course, vegetarians, BBQ and sweet and savory quinces… often with a little story behind the recipe , where it came from, notes, which book the idea came from, a pep talk and a warm little speech. The photos are beautiful and so are the plates. The curiosity and unbridled inspiration is palpable, and the result is very desirable. There are some wicked recipes, Sylvain says, like Chocolate Peanut Soy Sauce Cookies, Rougail Black Pudding Meatballs, Chicory Lemon Meatballs (Sylvain is the King of Meatballs!) Kimchikon (endive kimchi), which I will try. recipes from here or elsewhere: aubergine flan with feta (Turkey), Swedish kålpudding (caramelized cabbage mince bread), smoked tofu and celeriac in a wok, quince pasta, sausage and sage, lightly Lebanese Breton king cake with sesame and raisins and many other recipes that make you forget the gray!

Recipe for diabetics

Cooking enthusiast Jean-François Rousseau’s blog was created when his daughter became type 1 diabetic at age 8 to showcase his recipes and help diabetics find meal ideas. In addition, these balanced recipes with less sugar, salt and bad fats are suitable for everyone, finally for those who want to keep their health. He is also the author, together with a nutritionist nutritionist, of the book “L’assiette anti-diabète”. Most of his recipes are low GI (glycemic index) and all are without refined sugar, but with other sweeteners (stevia, coconut sugar, etc.). It offers a very large selection of classic recipes, some more original, rigorously researched to offer balanced meals. The glycemic index of each ingredient is calculated and explained, and the total carbohydrates of each dish are listed; the recipes are clear and accompanied by attractive pictures of the dish. You’ll also find gluten-free or lactose-free, vegetarian, low-carb and keto recipes. Examples: chickpea and bean falafel, chicken and lentil stew, endive, salmon, shrimp and apple salad, Mexican chicken salad, refined sugar-free coconut yogurt cake, reduced-sugar (low GI) Neapolitan cake. This site was the ‘favourite’ of Ceed, the European Center for Diabetes Research, in 2015.

Yvonne’s low cola recipes

Yvonne has type 2 diabetes and is treated with insulin. Four years ago, she discovered food low carb or no carbohydrates (no bread, no grains, no pasta, no industrial sweets, etc.). It is the only food that allows him to balance his diabetes. After a year, her blood tests showed regression of her diabetes and her doctor allowed her to stop insulin… Yvonne shares her daily menus and recipes that follow very strictly the principles of the ketogenic diet (very low carb) and low carb. She explains well the principles of this diet (almost no carbs, but increasing the dose of lipids) and what to replace the slow carbs with (cognac pasta, zucchini spaghetti, almond bread, cauliflower pizza dough, etc.). His blog is presented in a newspaper style: anecdotes, cultural information, as well as the menu of the day, with recipes and photos. Everything is an example of research and will: you will find good ideas for a diet to adopt in case of prediabetes, type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Examples: cabbage stew with chicken, trout with chorizo, vegetarian menus, desserts with stevia or birch sugar , flourless pancakes, almond cake bread, cake low carb with yogurt etc.

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