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.

Monday, July 18, 2011

PEACH MERINGUE TART

2 egg whites
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp Splenda Baking Blend
4 fresh peaches, sliced
1 carton (8-oz) sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted, optional

Beat egg whites with the cream of tartar, almond extract, and vanilla extract until foamy. Add the Splenda and beat until stiff. Place the mixture into an 8-inch pie plate hollowing out center of mixture to form a shell. Bake a 275 degrees for 1 hour.

When shell has cooled, place peaches in the shell. (Depending on the natural sweetness of the peaches, sprinkle with a small amount of Splenda, if needed.) Top peaches with the thawed whipped topping. Sprinkle the almonds over the topping as a garnish, if desired.