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, February 11, 2015

MEXICAN BLACK BEAN PIZZA

This tasty pizza is okay for diabetics.

  • 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated pizza dough - preferably whole-grain
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cojack or cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • Lightly grease an 11- to 13-inch pizza pan. Unroll pizza dough and transfer to greased pan, pressing dough out with your hands. Build up edges slightly. Prick generously with a fork. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
    2. 
    Meanwhile, in a blender container or food processor bowl combine black beans, cilantro or parsley, 2 tablespoons salsa, cumin, hot pepper sauce, and garlic. Cover and blend or process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides if necessary.
    3. 
    Spread bean mixture over hot crust. Sprinkle with Cojack or cheddar cheese, chopped red sweet pepper, and green onion. Bake about 10 minutes more or until cheese melts and pizza is heated through.
    4. 
    In a small bowl combine sour cream and 2 tablespoons salsa. Serve pizza with sour cream mixture. Makes 4 servings.