Sunday, June 12, 2011

Polenta Halva, truffle tiramisu and magnesium supplement lowers diabetes

Polenta Halva
Food Diary (June 11, 2011)
Breakfast: Missed
Lunch: Stir fry noodles with bacon and red peppers
Dinner: Rice and lentils, tomato salad
Baking/sweets: Polenta pudding/halva
It was a glorious day here today, sunny and warm with clear blue sky. Great for sitting by the water and having some cold beverages, preferably with some alcohol content! It makes the blue sky bluer, the sun sunnier and the warm day warmer! It is amazing how sometimes the magic liquid is a secret to happiness, momentarily at least, or until the next morning!

Stir fry noodles with bacon and red peppers

Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Sparklette
Truffle Tiramisu

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Care2
German scientists discovered that magnesium supplementation improves the body’s sensitivity to insulin and significantly reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.  In a test where 52 overweight, insulin-resistant, non-diabetic men and women were given 345 mg of magnesium or a placebo every day for six months, it was found that the people taking magnesium had better-balanced blood sugar levels and improved insulin sensitivity, as well as improved blood pressure.  The researchers concluded that each 100 milligrams of magnesium supplemented with may lower a person’s diabetes risk by 15 percent.

Magnesium is found in pumpkin seeds, spinach, Swiss chard, soy beans, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, halibut, black beans, and navy beans.


  1. Hi There, This is looking Gorgeous. A very well made post with beautiful pictures. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Its always fun to see ur appetizing recipes.Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

  2. Wow, that truffle tiramasu looks great! Also, I love polenta but have very few ways to make it. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Your polenta halva looks very mysterious. I remember I loved halva when I was a child, but now find it too sweet.
    I hope I have enough magnesium with my tofu and sesame seeds. I realise before I started to be hooked on tofu and sesame seeds, e.i. until hardly a year ago, I practically never had anything from the list! Very interesting information, as usually.

  4. Love the simple stir-fried noodle. :)

  5. great info! I really need to try cooking with polenta soon!

  6. i always wonder what dish can be made for polenta. Thanks for this, looks simple enough for a newbie..hehe

  7. love your polents, thanks for the info..happy to hear magnesium is found in pumpkin seeds, I eat them by the ton, lol


  8. Brittany: happy to be able to offer some inspiration
    sissy: the halva wasn't very sweet. I find the dry dense ones to be more sweet, generally speaking