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. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

MIXED SALAD WITH HOMEMADE POPPY SEED DRESSING

2 heads butter lettuce

1 head red leaf lettuce
2 cans (8-oz each) mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
1 cup slivered almonds
Poppy Seed Dressing (recipe follows)

Wash and drain both types of lettuce; break into bite-sized pieces.

In a salad bowl combine the mandarin oranges with the lettuce pieces.  Add the dressing and toss lightly.  Sprinkle the coconut and almonds over the top.

POPPY SEED DRESSING
1/4 cup Splenda granulated or your favorite sweetener
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp poppy seed
1 small onion, chopped1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup canola or olive oil

In a blender container combine the Splenda or Stevia, dry mustard, salt, onion and poppy seed; process until smooth.  Add the vinegar and oil gradually, processing constantly until smooth.  Store in refrigerator in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.  Shake before applying to salad.

Yield: 1 1/2 cup
File photo (not this recipe) used for reference only.