Traveling diabetic #16

Hi,

Jan here.

Saigon 

Sugar. The seemingly key ingredient to cooking in the South of Vietnam. Braised, pepper pork. The no rice questioned by three waitrons to ensure something hadn’t been lost in translation, looking forlorn in its lay pot. Eating the ribs with chop-sticks the amazing part. As sticky-sweet as can be imagined.

Kiri cheese squares and roasted cashew nuts providing stability and an easy, non-sugar, eating option. 

Blood sugars

High 8.4 mmol/L

Low 4.7 mmol/L

Author: Jan Raats

Be inspired by the high-energy art of award winning artist, Jandre. An emotional artist, the influence of the Impressionists on his Representational style is evident from his limited pallet of colours, however, it is to Kandinsky that he looks for his inspiration where objects depicted arise out of pure emotion. In this focus on form and colour, he asks questions of the viewer to see beyond the mere representational to the emotional signal contained in clusters of line and colour, reinforced by ridges of light made possible through his technique of painting with his fingers, imparting his emotions directly onto canvas. Traveling extensively, his material is taken from his environment, dominated by his work as a humanitarian – most recently with the United Nations in South Sudan - in post conflict, emergency response, and in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Awards and Exhibitions 2016, Special Merit Award Winner and Honourable Mention 'Art of outstanding quality', LST Open Art Exhibition 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2009 Honourable Mention London International Creative Competition 2008 Finalist at the Thapong Botswana Artist of the Year 2002 Finalist at Patchings, Nottinghamshire Selected for the Permanent World Children’s Exhibition in Toulouse France. Several group and solo exhibitions (Cape Town)

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