Savory Roasted Tomato and Manchego Cheese Clafoutis-World Diabetes Day

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The month of November is Diabetic Awareness Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day.   Diabetes is on the rise, yet there is still limited awareness of diabetes.


I know some people with diabetes as I’m sure most of you do. How much thought do you give to it? Some info from the ADA:  Diabetes contributes to over 230,000+ deaths per year and costs our health care system $174 billion dollars.  Diabetes is something we need to think about. savory-tomato-and-manchego-cheese-clafoutis-world-diabetes-day-7

When my friend Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food reached out to me to participate in a World Diabetes Day awareness event with other food bloggers, I was thrilled to help out. I feel honored to help spread the word of the importance of diabetes awareness. If you haven’t every seen Carolyn’s blog, you must visit it for inspirational recipes for those that suffer from diabetes. Today, my friend Carolyn has put together over 40 food blogger friends who are posting their own diabetic friendly recipes to bring awareness to World Diabetes Day. You really should stop over to Carolyn’s site to check out her KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway, and stay a while to see the rest of the diabetic friendly links that she is sharing with you.  Luckily for all of us, Carolyn has put many of us in touch with Swerve, an all natural sweetener she swears by that measures cup for cup like real sugar.  The people at Swerve have kindly offered us an opportunity to do a Swerve giveaway of our own (check it out below!).

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I had to think of something to share that is friendly for diabetics. Carolyn’s requirement for the recipe was that it would contain no added sugars, no flour and no starches.  My typical sweets would just not do. I finally settled on this delicious savory clafoutis that was in the October issue of Whole Living. Inside the issue were the most delicious healthy breakfast recipes (all gluten-free)written by Aran from  Cannelle et Vanille. I did want to try all the recipes and started first with this.

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A clafoutis {pronounced klafuti} is a cake-like dessert made with eggs and flour that you will almost always find made with fresh cherries. I was intrigued by this savory version as it reminds me of a frittata (or a quiche or strata). Corn starch is used in the recipe instead of flour. I’ve never used corn starch as a flour replacement. I may try it the next time with flour to compare the texture difference. It was delectable clafoutis.

I’m lucky that my kids will eat any thing that involves eggs. This is a wonderful vegetarian idea for a very busy school night. It was easy for me to make as I had all the ingredients on hand. I think it would be delightful subbed with your favorite cheese if you don’t have manchego on hand. savory-roated-tomato-and-manchego-cheese-clafoutis-wold-diabetes-day-3

Read more about diabetes here:
http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/
http://www.who.int/diabetes/facts/en/index.html
 
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Now on the a fun giveaway and a delicious recipe!
Carolyn considers Swerve to be the best non-carbohydrate sweetener on the market. I was lucky to receive this fantastic gift pack from Swerve and can provide one of you with the same prize.

A little about Swerve Sweetener:
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Swerve Sweetener is a great tasting, all-natural sweetener that measures cup-for-cup just like sugar!  Made from a unique combination of ingredients derived from the fibers of fruits and vegetables, Swerve contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors.

Swerve is zero-calorie, non-glycemic and safe for those living with diabetes. (Tests show Swerve does not affect blood glucose or insulin levels.)

Don’t forget to check out Carolyn’s post where Swerve is giving a way a gorgeous BLUE KitchenAid stand mixer (blue is the color of the diabetes awareness)!

Swerve Sweetener has earned its place in the front of our pantry this week, and I’m eager to share a fabulous gift pack of two 1 lb. Swerve Sweetener packages along with an adorable Baking Kit including spatulas, cupcake wrappers, measuring cup and spoons, along individual Swerve Sweetener packets, all packaged in a cute little lunch box.  The kids were arguing over the adorable lunchbox.

ZERO CALORIES  |  NON-GLYCEMIC  |  ALL-NATURAL  |  GLUTEN FREE  |  KOSHER CERTIFIED
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Here’s how to enter!
1.  Tell me in a comment what is YOUR favorite Thanksgiving dish to make or eat!

2. Like Swerve on Facebook for an extra entry
3. Follow Swerve on Twitter for an extra entry

4.  Pin a pin from this post on Pinterest for an extra entry
5. When you do Pin the post, come back and leave a comment letting me know for an extra entry

Our winner will be chosen at random at 10 PM EST on Tuesday, November 20th and will be notified by email (please leave your email if your comment does not link to it).

Good luck, and thanks for joining us in supporting World Diabetes Day!

Savory Roasted Tomato and Manchego Cheese Clafoutis
from: Whole Living October 2012

Ingredients

1 1/2 pound cherry tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
Fine-grain sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
5 large eggs
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 ounce grated Manchego cheese
5 basil leaves, torn into pieces
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss tomatoes and garlic with oil and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Roast the tomatoes until caramelized; about 30 minutes. Transfer the tomatoes and juices to a straight-sided 9-inch-round (2-inch-deep) baking dish and let cool slightly. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cornstarch, coconut milk, cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and herbs. Pour the egg mixture over tomatoes.
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Bake until top is golden brown and edges are puffed (about 35 to 40 minutes-every oven is different so you should check yours at 35 to make sure it’s not too brown). Serve warm or at room temperature. My clafoutis puffed up beautifully. Don’t be alarmed if it deflates while it cools.

buon appetito!

xo
Lora

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