I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you!

Friday, April 29, 2011


1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tbsp salt-free Cajun seasoning
½ tsp salt
1 cup panko*
6 pieces chicken, skinned
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine the buttermilk, Cajun seasoning, and salt in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in mixture, one piece at a time; dredge in panko.

Place chicken on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Light coat chicken with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes if on the bone, or until done. Turn halfway through baking time.

*Panko is Japanese bread crumbs. They are available in your grocery store on the aisle with Shake 'N Bake, etc.