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, October 21, 2014

ASPARAGUS, PEAS, AND TOMATOES WITH HERB BUTTER

Yummy and healthy, this makes a perfect side dish. Per serving, only 111 calories, 6 total carbs (2 fiber),  0 sugar grams, and 2 grams protein. You know your diet and your body so leave off the butter if you must.

      • 4 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, at room temperature
      • 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh chives
      • 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh parsley
      • 1 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
      • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
      • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
      • 2 bunch(es) asparagus, ends trimmed
      • 1 cup(s) fresh peas
      • 2 clove(s) garlic, chopped
      • 1 cup(s) (1/4 pint) grape tomatoes, halved

      Directions
      1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, chives, parsley, freshly ground pepper, and salt; mix well. Transfer the herb butter to a 12-inch-long piece of plastic wrap and roll it into a log. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap to seal. Refrigerate the herb butter until firm, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
      2. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the asparagus and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the peas and garlic, and sauté until the asparagus and peas are just tender, about 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes, and red pepper flakes to taste, and sauté for 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large platter.
      3. Slice chilled herb butter into 1/2-inch-thick disks; serve with warm vegetables.
    • Note: This is a Country Living recipe.