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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

LEMON-LIME PIE

Personally I do not like Sweet 'N Low, however I do know many of you do. This is an old favorite of singer Rudy Vallee and was made before we had the better tasting, in my opinion, artifical sweeteners. I use Splenda granular.

MERINGUE CRUST:
2 egg whites, beaten until stiff
2 tbsp powdered milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 packets sweet 'n low

Add the powdered milk to the beaten egg whites; beat. Add the vanilla,salt, and sweet 'n low, mix well. Press mixture into pie plate and bake at 300 degrees 20 minutes or until done.

FILLING:
1 cup evaporated skim milk
1 pkg (4-serving size) lemon flavored gelatin (sugar-free)
1 pkg (4-serving size) lime flavored gelatin (sugar-free)
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup cold water

Chill bowl and beaters. Chill evaporated milk. Combine gelatins with the boiling water and salt. Stir until gelatin is fully dissolved. Chill until thickened but not set.

Whip chilled evaporated milk until stiff peaks form and hold. Carefully fold in the gelatin mixture. Spoon mixture into the meringue shell crust. Chill 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Example of a meringue crust