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.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

COLORFUL COUSCOUS SALAD

1/2 cup water
1/3 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed and cooked according to pkg directions
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 small celery stalk, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tsp minced fresh dill + additional sprigs for garnish, if desired
2 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp olive (or canola) oil
1 tbsp vegetable broth
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan that has a lid.  Gradually stir in the couscous.  Place the lid on the pot and remove from the heat.  Allow to set for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork and cool.

Transfer the couscous into a serving bowl.  Add the edamame, bell pepper, celery, onion, and minced dill.

In a cup, combine the vinegar, oil, broth, salt, and pepper with a wire whisk.  Pour over the couscous mixture.  Garnish with a dill sprig or two, if desired.


Yield: 4 servings