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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

LEMON AND PARSLEY LINGUINE

1/2 lb whole-wheat linguine

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
1 tsp finely grated lemon peel
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese, optional

Cook linguine in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but firm, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the liquid.

Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, approximately 1 minute. Add the lemon peel and cook about a half minute. Remove from the heat.

Add the well drained linguine to the garlic skillet. Return to the heat and mix in the parsley. Add the lemon juice and 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Toss until heated through. Add more of the reserved liquid, if needed.

Sprinkle with the cheese, if using.

Yield: 4 servings


Note: I suggest a small serving of lean meat for protein with this pasta.

Note: File Photo