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!

Monday, June 27, 2011


¾ lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
¼ cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
8 cups torn mixed salad greens
1 can (11-oz) mandarin oranges, drained
1 medium carrot, shredded
¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
3 tbsp thinly sliced green onions

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the chicken and teriyaki sauce. Seal the bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Drain and discard the marinade.

In a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook and stir the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink. Refrigerate until chilled.
In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, chicken, oranges, carrot, almonds, and onions. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over the salad and toss to coat.

2 tbsp white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
2 tbsp olive OR canola oil
1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp Splenda Granular
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

Follow above instructions.