Friday, June 14, 2013

Meatless Diabetic Cooking...Indian Style

I attend a weekly Diabetes Clinic and on the last Thursday of the month, we learn how to cook diabetic-friendly meals. Last month, I asked if I could showcase my cooking skills and Melissa (our Diabetes Educational Specialist) pleasantly agreed. We cooked Tofu Masala and had a BLAST doing it.
I brought my spices from home. Cumin seeds are paramount to Indian cuisine

Melissa shows the lemon before squeezing its juice for our meal


We made a yogurt marinade for the tofu


Melissa enjoying the aroma of fresh ginger and garlic chopped together


Now we're cooking!




Adding Tomato paste


Tofu to the left and Masala from scratch to the right


Serving our wonderful meal



We made a great team
 

Volia. Tofu Masala for Diabetics


The class (my biggest diabetes support team) loved the meal.

What a successful night
It felt so good to give back to the people who encourage me week after week. During my first meeting at Better Health two years ago, I wept so much that I couldn't even introduce myself. I was overwhelmed by the diagnosis but Melissa and my classmates gave me the best gift a person newly diagnosed with diabetes could have...friendship and understanding. I am truly blessed to have each of these wonderful people in my life.