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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FRESH STRAWBERRY SALAD

1/2 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts if you prefer)
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 lb fresh spinach
1/2 red onion, sliced thin, optional
2 dozen fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, toss the pecans with the cinnamon; spread on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.

Toss pecans with the spinach, onion, and strawberries.

DRESSING:
1 cup Splenda granulated
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 cup + 3 tbsp olive or canola oil
2 1/2 tsp poppy seeds

In a small saucepan, over low heat, cook Splenda, mustard, vinegar and salt until Splenda is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the oil and poppy seeds.

Refrigerate dressing to chill. This dressing will blend together and thicken while chilling.

To serve: Drizzle the chilled dressing over the salad mixture.

Note: This is a stock photo.