In addition to having certain nut allergies, Petra is a type 1 diabetic who brings knowledge and authenticity to her role as guest chef on AFN’s cooking show.
In this video, she talks about how she discovered she has type 1 diabetes and what taking control and learning how to cook did for her life.
Here’s a great tip from Petra on how to release the flavour in basil.
If you like bananas, you’ll like this rich and creamy dark chocolate pudding.
The bananas add some natural sweetness and the avocados create the silky texture. You wouldn’t even know there is avocado in it if we didn’t tell you.
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 2 large ripe avocados
- 4 Tbsp. maple syrup or agave
- 8 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process for a couple of minutes until smooth and creamy.
Transfer to a bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more to set the pudding. The recipe can be made the night before.
Optional: Add raspberries
In this video, learn how to bake simple, mouthwatering and buttery shortbread cookies that are low in sugar.
Known as a hipster drink, switchel is a refreshing drink made from apple cider vinegar, ginger and cane sugar.
This cocktail recipe uses:
- Unsweetened switchel,
- Mint, and a
The end result is a flavourful low sugar drink.