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.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

LOADED CAULIFLOWER

1 large head of Cauliflower cut into bite size pieces (approx 6 cups)
6-8 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled (Cooked in oven at 400° for 20 mins)
6 Tbs chopped Chives
1/2 cup Mayonnaise made with olive oil
1/2 cup low-fat Sour Cream or plain yogurt
2 cups Colby Jack Cheese (Best to use low-fat cheese.)
8 oz container sliced mushrooms 

Preheat oven to 425°
Lightly spray an oblong casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a large pot boil water and cook Cauliflower for 8 - 10 minutes, drain and let cool.
In a large bowl combine sour cream, mayo, 1/2 of crumbled bacon, 3 tbs chives, 1 cup of cheese, mushrooms and cauliflower: mix well. Place a in baking dish and cover with remaining 1 cup of cheese and rest of bacon crumbles. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. top with remaining 3 T chives and serve.



Note: A friend gave me this recipe and I reworked it a little to make it more diabetic-friendly. Even better, cut back on the cheese if you want to.