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, August 25, 2014

CHILI-GARLIC ROASTED SWEET POTATOES

This is a recipe I got  from Eating Well. The note about the pepper is mine.

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed (and peeled, if desired), cut into 1-inch wedges or pieces
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper (note- I use freshly ground black pepper)
1
Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F.
2
Combine oil, chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce and white pepper in a large bowl. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat with the seasoning mixture.
3
Spread the potatoes evenly on a rimmed baking sheet.
4
Roast, stirring once or twice, until the potatoes are tender and browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Note: Chile-garlic sauce (also labeled chili-garlic sauce, or paste) is a blend of ground chiles, garlic and vinegar. It can be found in the Asian section of large supermarkets and will keep for up to 1 year in the refrigerator.