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.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

SPICY DEVILED EGGS

6 large eggs
1 tbsp white vinegar
6 tbsp plain nonfat yogurt
1 tbsp fat-free mayonnaise
1 tbsp freshly minced chives
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp  grated prepared horseradish
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt & pepper to taste
paprika for garnish

Place the eggs in a large enough saucepan that they won't be crowded.  Cover eggs with enough water to be about an inch over the eggs.  Cover saucepan and bring to a boil.  When water comes to a good boil, remove pan from the heat; add the vinegar to the water.  Replace lid on saucepan and let eggs stand for 20 to 30 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water and let set for 15 to 20 minutes.  Peel the eggs and discard the shells.

Cut each egg in half lenthwise and remove yolks to a small mixing bowl.  Place whites in a deviled egg plate. 

To make egg filling: Using a fork or a food processor, mash and combine the egg yolks with the yogurt, mayonnaise, chives, Dijon, horseradish, turmeric, salt and pepper until well blended.  Using a small spoon, spoon the mixture evenly into the egg whites.  Piping will make a little prettier presentation.  To pipe, use a flower tip and a pastry bag.  Sprinkle the tops with the paprika to garnish.


Note:  The fresher the eggs are, the harder they are to peel.  When possible, use eggs that are about a week old.

NOTE:  Turmeric is a great spice to quell inflammation in the body.  It is always a good idea to incorporate it into your diet whenever possible.