Thanks to my friend Charlie who lent me his mini video camera for my trip to Istanbul, you are about to witness my very first video blog (Vlog for short!) This is a quick video clip me me trying to navigate the carb situation for one of the many tasty dishes we had in Turkey. I was at a local pide joint (Turkish for their version of pizza) and had hoped to skip out on the carbs by ordering a chicken kebap, but since they were out, I was SOL. So I went with the flow and ordered one of the pides - which is essentially a thick, crepe-like-pancake-sorta bread item with meat and veggies on top. The bread is so fluffy and delicious and the meat is minced and spread over the bread with fresh veggies on top and then baked in a woodfired oven and OMG I am drooling right now this was so good. It was one of the tastiest meals we had there – I’m talking totally bolus worthy. The only problem was I had no idea how many carbs were in it….
Turns out I had guessed well! I ended up in the 130 mg/dL range after dinner…mmm pide!