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.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SALMON ORZO SALAD

This is a recipe from former first lady Laura Bush.

¼ cup crumbled feta
2 tablespoons olive oil plus one tablespoon for drizzling on salmon before cooking
1 small jar capers, rinsed
½ cup parsley, chopped
1 yellow squash, washed and cut with melon baller or make a small circles
1 medium zucchini, washed and cut with melon baller to make small circles
¼ red onion, diced
1 bunch asparagus spears, ends removed and cut into thirds
2 cup cherry tomatoes, assorted colors
½ kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup orzo, cooked and drained, about 8 minutes. Do not rinse pasta.
1 small jar artichoke hearts, quartered
Note: reserve ½ the juice in the artichoke hearts jar for the salad
4 lemons, halved
4 four-ounce salmon filets (bones removed)
Adam’s reserve citrus seafood rub from HEB (If you can’t find Adam’s reserve seafood rub easily, I recommend using another seafood rub, which are usually found in the spices section of your grocery store.)

For the Dijon vinaigrette dressing:
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

For the orzo:
Sauté all vegetables except spinach in 3 tablespoons olive oil, until tender.
Laura Bush's Salmon Orzo Salad Asparagus
Laura Bush's Salmon Orzo Salad Zucchini and Squash
Pour all ingredients into a large bowl, including the spinach.
Top with hot orzo, which will wilt the spinach.
Pour half jar of artichoke hearts juice to salad.
Add Dijon vinaigrette dressing.

For the herbed salmon filets:
Drizzle filets with olive oil.
Grill over medium heat, 2 minutes per side
Grill four lemon halves until charred.
Laura Bush's Salmon Orzo Salad Salmon

Put orzo salad onto plates, place salmon on top of salad and garnish with charred lemon.
- See more at: http://americas-table.com/food/laura-bushs-salmon-orzo-salad/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Newsfeed&utm_content=Laura+Bush+Salmon+Orzo+Salad&utm_campaign=Food#sthash.l2OUbpNC.dpuf
Grill four lemon halves until charred.
Laura Bush's Salmon Orzo Salad Salmon

Put orzo salad onto plates, place salmon on top of salad and garnish with charred lemon.
- See more at: http://americas-table.com/food/laura-bushs-salmon-orzo-salad/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Newsfeed&utm_content=Laura+Bush+Salmon+Orzo+Salad&utm_campaign=Food#sthash.l2OUbpNC.dpuf