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 13, 2011

SHRIMP AND CHICKEN CREOLE

1 cup chopped green bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1 tsp canola oil
2 cups peeled, diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 1/2 cups uncooked, cleaned small fresh shrimp
1 cup chopped, cooked chicken
Hot brown rice cooked without salt or fat

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and bell pepper and saute until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, garlic powder, chili powder, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 20 to 30 minutes until thickened.

Stir the shrimp and chicken into the mixture. Return the mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1 or 2 minutes until chicken is heated and shrimp turn pink.

Serve over the hot cooked brown rice.