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, May 16, 2014

FRESH SPINACH SALAD

1/4 cup Splenda granular (or equal amount your favorite sweetener)
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp vinegar
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 cup light mayonnaise (I use Olive Oil Mayo)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 lb bacon, fried crisp, crumbled
3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1 lb fresh spinach

Mix the Splenda, salt, and cornstarch in a small saucepan; add the water and vinegar. Stir the egg yolks into the mixture; cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool slightly.

Add the mayonnaise to the vinegar mixture; mix in the onion, bacon, and eggs. Refrigerate dressing until well chilled.

Wash, stem, dry spinach.

Just before serving, toss the spinach with the dressing.