Savory Roasted Tomato and Manchego Cheese Clafoutis-World Diabetes Day

by cakeduchess on November 14, 2012 · 43 comments

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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

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamie November 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

A really great recipe, Lora, and beautiful clafoutis. I also make savory clafoutis once in a while and using cornstarch (the french way) makes it much lighter than a quiche. Yours is perfect!!!

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Jalynn Patterson November 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I love dressing

thank you,
Jalynn
pattersonmom24@aol.com

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Jalynn Patterson November 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Liked Swerve on FB

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Jalynn Patterson November 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Twitter follower for swerve

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CJ - Food Stories November 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Just making my way through all the sites that are participating in Carolyn’s World Diabetes Day awareness campaign & wanted to say hello & thx (I’m a type 2, btw) :-)

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Cynthia Garner November 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

My favorite Thanksgiving dish is traditional sage stuffing. It tastes good and brings back lots of wonderful memories of family gathered around the table.

I’ve already liked Swerve on Facebook. :)

Thank you for the recipe. This dish looks tasty and I’ll definitely be trying it!

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carissaad November 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Stuffing!

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carissaad November 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I like Swerve on facebook.

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Donna Williams November 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

The dressing hands down. Now that I can’t eat bread, I make it breadless and it is awesome! I found your site through Carolyn.

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Donna Williams November 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

The dressing hands down. Now that I can’t eat bread, I make it breadless and it is awesome! I found your site through Carolyn.

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Karen November 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

My favorite is the dressing for sure.

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Lana November 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Oh, Lora, this is a wonderful recipe! My youngest daughter has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a few days before Halloween and a couple of weeks before her 7th birthday back in 2006. I was in shock for days:( And she was my most adventurous eater!
She is very responsible little girl (a teenager for two days already:) and handles her condition very well.
I have to visit your friend’s blog and browse through all the recipes:)

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Lana November 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

BTW, I would love to win that sweetener, as she is very particular about what she likes, what she does not! Truvia is not her favorite:)

As for Thanksgiving, my favorite side dish is cranberry sauce:)

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Lana November 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I pinned your photo (and would have even without the prompt:)

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Lana November 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I follow @Swerve on Twitter.

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Lana November 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I like Swerve on FB.

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MaryB November 14, 2012 at 7:21 pm

the dressing and mashed potatoes are my favorites.

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MaryB November 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I like Swerve on Facebook.

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MaryB November 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I pinned this great sounding recipe.

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Carrian Cheney November 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm

The roasted tomatoes looks sooo good! The dish looks amazing!

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I love your savory clafoutis! I can never say no to anything with roasted tomatoes :).

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Cindy Brickley November 15, 2012 at 12:20 am

Thank you for sponsoring and my fav is my Blueberry yam walnut crusted Pie.
cjbrick@ymail.com

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Cindy Brickley November 15, 2012 at 12:21 am

I Like Swerve on Facebook.
cjbrick@ymail.com

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Cindy Brickley November 15, 2012 at 12:21 am

Follow Swerve on Twitter.
cjbrick@ymail.com

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Cindy Brickley November 15, 2012 at 12:24 am
Swathi Iyer November 15, 2012 at 12:32 am

Beautiful and delicious dish, love to manchego cheese some time.

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Shulie Foodwanderings November 15, 2012 at 2:43 am

Love this raising awareness effort Lora. I never seen a savory clafoutis before but yours I could definitely get used too. So pretty! I will take a slice! :)

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Kim - Liv Life November 15, 2012 at 4:42 am

Beautiful shots of those roasted tomatoes!!! And I’m loving the manchgo cheese… one of my favorites. Well done Lora!

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diabeticFoodie November 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a savory clafoutis before. Great idea!

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Kristina @ spabettie November 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I love clafoutis – this sounds wonderful! I have only made sweet clafoutis myself, but have ideas for savory…

my stepfather is diabetic, and my best friend has been since childhood – I know it too well.

I am SO looking forward to Thanksgiving – my favorite is our family dressing recipe – when I smell the veggies sauteeing for that, the holidays officially begin!

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Catherine H. November 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I love the pumpkin pie–nothing else matters to me.

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Catherine H. November 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm
Anonymous November 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I tried a new recipe that I got from Kalyn’s Kitchen Blog last year at Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit. I have requests for it again this year. It’s the Twice Baked Sweet Potato Cups! Haven’t tried Swerve yet. I have been diabetic for 4 years. Last year I was additionally diagnosed with NASH. So, I have to stay away from Aspartame, etc. and have only been using Splenda. Does anyone know have there been any liver warnings with Swerve?

Liked Swerve on Facebook!

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Cake Duchess November 15, 2012 at 11:56 pm

mmmm! Love baked sweet potatoes and must check it out. If you send me your email I could get you in contact with someone at Swerve with your question.

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Jordan November 16, 2012 at 4:15 am

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is trying out new recipes for vegetable-based side dishes. Simple always seems to be best. This year, I’m trying mashed sweet potato with goat cheese and kale!

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Jordan November 16, 2012 at 4:15 am

I like Swerve on facebook

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Jordan November 16, 2012 at 4:16 am

I follow Swerve on twitter
@j_mosh

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Ditamac MI/FL November 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

What a tasty looking clafouty. I’m going to have to try it. My favorite Thanksgiving item is LC Stuffing. Hope I will be lucky enough to win Swerve gift pack. Thanks for opportunity to peruse your website.

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Kate@Diethood November 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Don’t include me in the giveaway… I just wanted to tell you that this clafoutis is incredible and I can’t wait to make it for my dad!! Thank you!!

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Lisa November 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Oh my..you have been baking up a storm, girl! This tart looks amazing..I love manchego cheese! You know my Dad is diabetic..so I’m definitely making this for him! xo

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twirl November 19, 2012 at 4:23 am

I’m a diabetic and this recipe looks and reads lovely. If I were to make it, however, being diabetic, I would replace the cornstarch with a low carb option for making it lighter. I don’t know what, off hand, I would replace it with…whey powder perhaps. There are so many options for low carb replacements out there right now. If you are cooking for a diabetic loved one it really is important to take the extra time to find low carb options. It may just be a different way of thinking and you will find, if you look, that everyone might benefit from eating less carbs.

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Lora CakeDuchess November 20, 2012 at 1:30 am

I like the idea of adding whey powder. Thank you for your thoughtful comment and please let me how it turns out if you do use it in this recipe:)

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Carole November 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Hi there. Food on Friday: Tomatoes is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

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