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.

Friday, January 25, 2013

SPICY PORK STEW

1 tsp olive or canola oil
1 1/2 lbs boneless pork loin, trim fat and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
1/2-lb sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 can (14.5-oz) diced tomatoes, do not drain
1 can (14.5-oz) chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium-size acorn squash, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
fresh oregano for garnish, if desired

In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot.  Add the pork cubes and cook until brown, stirring often.  If necessary, cook half at a time.  Add the onion, bell peppers, and mushrooms to the Dutch oven.  Stir in the red pepper flakes, black pepper, and thyme.  Add the tomatoes with juice, broth, and squash; bring to a boil over high heat.

Cover pan and reduce heat; simmer for an hour to hour and a half until the meat is tender.

To serve, garnish each bowl with a sprig of the fresh oregano, if desired.

Yield: 8 cups

Note: The picture below shows only red bell peppers.  I have found I like it better with both red and green, however, use the bell peppers that suits you.