Diabetes Diet Weekly Recipe


Ground Turkey or Ground Chicken - Cauliflower


Cooking Time = About 25 minutes 


Ground turkey (or chicken) = 1 pound

Cauliflower = 1 cauliflower head, chopped into 10 -12 small pieces

Ginger root = A piece about 2 inches x 1 inch. Peeled and sliced

Yogurt = 2 tablespoons

Celery = 1 stick, chopped

Olive oil =  2 tablespoons

Onion = 1 medium, chopped

Garlic = 2 or 3 cloves, sliced

Tomatoes = 2 , sliced

Sea-Salt = ½ teaspoon (to taste)

Turmeric = ¼ teaspoon

Cilantro or Basil or Mint leaves = Preferably fresh 8-10 or dried, 1 teaspoon



Cumin (or Caraway seeds) = 1/2 teaspoon

Cayenne pepper or black pepper = 1/2 teaspoon


            Use a medium size pot. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add 1/4 cup of water, turmeric powder, ginger, celery and tomatoes, and cover. Cook for another 5 minutes on low heat. 

            Then, add ground turkey or chicken. Break up meat so that it is in small pieces. Cook until pink is gone, which takes about 5 - 10 minutes. Add cauliflower and yogurt. Cook on low heat, covered, for about 15 minutes, stirring sparingly. In the end, add cilantro or basil or mint leaves. 


In the beginning, add cumin (or caraway seeds), black pepper OR cayenne pepper after adding water.

 This is an Excerpt from "Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes Scientifically."


This article was written by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, FACE. Dr. Zaidi specializes in Diabetes, photoEndocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Zaidi is a former assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California.


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