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, May 27, 2011

GAZPACHO

1 medium cucumber, peeled and quartered into chunks
1 medium bell pepper, seeded and quartered
1 yellow onion, quartered
2 to 3 sprigs of fresh parsley, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
6 ripe medium red tomatoes, quartered
1 cup tomato juice
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp salt
up to 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 dash of Tabasco sauce

Place the cucumber, bell pepper, and onion in a food processor bowl; process at low speed, until chopped fairly small. Add the tomatoes and process at low speed until chopped. Pour the chopped veggies into a large bowl. Add the chopped parsley, minced garlic, salt and pepper and stir to combine. In a small bowl combine the tomato juice, olive oil, vinegar, and Tabasco sauce until mixed together well. Pour over the vegetables; stir to mix, cover and chill for several hours. You can top with whole-grain croutons, if desired.

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