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, June 11, 2012

COLORFUL BROCCOLI AND BELL PEPPERS WITH ORANGE SAUCE

3 to 3 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard

Cook the broccoli and bell pepper strips in a medium saucepan in a small amount of lightly salted boiling water for about 8 minutes until crisp tender; drain.  Place lid on pan and keep warm.

To make the sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Cook the onion and garlic in the butter until the onion is tender; stir in the cornstarch.  Stir in the orange juice and the mustard; cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly.  Simmer a couple more minutes.  Pour the sauce over the broccoli and peppers; toss to coat.

Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 58 calories, 8 g carbs, 2 g protein