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I've been having the same problem with cauliflower -- fresh is easily found; frozen not so much. :confused:

I can find (frozen) okra, however. I've seen it both at an independent grocery store near my home and my food co-op. I suspect, however, that okra is less popular in Minnesota than it is in Arkansas and that that has something to do with not finding it on the shelves, too.
My husband's brothers own a restaurant. They ordered some (frozen) for us from a wholesale food company.
 

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I bought the "economy size" box when I started taking my diabetes seriously. I still have it. The waste associated with one use is simply appalling considering they're used only on me and my clean fingers.
 

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I bought the "economy size" box when I started taking my diabetes seriously. I still have it. The waste associated with one use is simply appalling considering they're used only on me and my clean fingers.
I quit having my prescription refilled. I haven't found anyone yet that needed them!
 

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I've been having the same problem with cauliflower -- fresh is easily found; frozen not so much.
I have taken to freezing my own from fresh cauliflower. There's no comparison between home frozen and commercial frozen.

If there's a really nice, pure white head at the store, and (most importantly) I have time to process it that same day, I'll get it. I have found it doesn't pay to put off getting it in the freezer pronto - if I put it off for a day or two, mold begins to grow on it.

I have discovered that one can freeze zucchini successfully. I slice in fairly thick slices, put on a tray and freeze (no blanching). Then bag it. They defrost with still some firmness left in them. (The store-bought sliced zucchini was a bit too soggy for my taste after defrosting.)
 

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It is amazing how busy you can be after retiring. I just thought I didn't have much free time when I had a job.
 
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It is amazing how busy you can be after retiring.
When my father said that after he retired, I kind of chuckled inwardly. Once I retired, I understood what he meant. The nice thing is that most of the things we're busy with now are our choice and -- generally -- on our own timetable.
 

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In this case, it isn't my goofy mind. Here's the first line of a news article from a website in the UK: "DIABETES type 2 would be a relatively benign condition were it not for high blood sugar levels." Duh! :crazy:
 

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I have a habit of reading labels. It comes in handy when grocery shopping:smile2:
I just noticed that the latest package of toilet paper from Sam's Club says "bath tissue". I'm not sure how long it's been renamed, but I find it an odd euphemism.
 

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I was looking for batteries. I went through a number of drawers all around the house.

Now back before I was diagnosed I’d bought some groceries. During my hunt for batteries, I found some hidden treats.

When I came running into the living room and told my wife I found my ding dong in her secret stash...

Thought our son was going to have a heart attack.
 

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Now that is funny.
 

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Been missing sweets and bread so much...
Last night after eating an absolutely delicious vegetable stir fry and taste testing some very low carb pancake substitutes, which got my blood sugar up to a whopping 98, I had a dream.

I dreamed of a big, beautiful, magnificent Honey Bun! It was as big as a double king bed. I crawled up on it and rolled around. Snuggled in under the frosting like a warm blanket. I woke up to evidence that I’d been chewing on my pillow in my sleep.

So I looked at them this morning in the gas station. 68 grams of carbs in that jumbo honey bun. My doctor told me to try and stay under 35 per meal.

I bought one. I went outside and split it with the homeless fella hanging out around the corner. I gave him about 2/3 and a $10 bill, leaving me with a snack of 22 grams approximately and him with enough money for another meal later.

I got so into it, I bit my damn finger. HARD.
It was worth it.
 

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It's hard to stay on the straight and narrow at all times! Sounds like you found a decent compromise with the honey bun -- but sorry about your finger!
 

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Well I can’t count on always having a homeless fella nearby to share with!
It used to figuratively kill me to throw away something I'd purchased and couldn't (shouldn't) finish eating. Once I figured out that eating all of it eventually would literally kill me, I got over it. I'm still not a fan of tossing perfectly good food -- your method is much better -- but there are times I really really want a taste of something and there is no homeless person nearby. So I buy it, eat a few bites, and I'm okay with what happens after.
 

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Well you could always save some. It wouldn’t mind eating a third of a honey bun and putting the rest in the fridge.
 

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A little too tempting for me. And I don't typically go for the honey buns; I go for stuff like french fries and such that don't hold very well. 's OK; I don't have those urges very often.
 
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