Today is the World Diabetes Day, a campaign led by the International Diabetes Foundation to raise awareness of and education about diabetes. somerville kitchen observed the day by cooking a diabetes friendly meal. All recipes are from Reverse Diabetes Winter 2010 edition. The dinner was amazingly tasty proving that healthy food can also be delicious food.
Dinner started with Mango & Greens Salad - a mix of greens, fresh herbs, mango and pecans.
The dressing had grated zest of lime, lime juice, grated ginger, mixed with canola oil, salt and pepper. I think I will be making this salad again and again.
The main dish was Spinach-Stuffed Meat Loaf - lean ground beef and ground turkey with all the goodness of celery, onions, rolled oats, milk and yogurt (along with mustard, salt and pepper to spice things up). Meat was layered with spinach/onion/garlic mix and baked as a loaf. Yummy!
Instead of mashed potatoes and gravy, the meat loaf was served along with Roasted Vegetables With Herbs. This included potatoes, carrots, parsnips and yams (I would have liked purple yams to colour the platter up). Veggies are simmered in boiling water briefly (5 minutes), then roasted with thyme (from le jardin), olive oil, salt and pepper.