WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Friday, April 22, 2011

HEALTHY HOMEMADE BEAN DIP

1/4 cup soft whole-wheat bread crumbs
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp canola or extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 can (15-oz) cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
4 tsp minced fresh parsley
2 or 3 (depending on size) garlic cloves, peeled, halved
1/4 tsp salt
dash of cayenne pepper
dash of black pepper
1/4 tsp dried dill

In a small bowl, soak the bread crumbs in the water.
Meanwhile, in a food processor combine the oil, lemon juice, beans, parsley, garlic, salt, peppers, and dill; process until smooth. Add the bread crumbs and process again just until blended.

Serve with fresh veggies.