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.

Monday, July 11, 2011


2 cups fresh broccoli flowerettes
2 cups sliced carrots (1/4-inch slices)
2 cups fresh cauliflowerettes
1 cup sliced celery (1/4-inch slices)
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 1/3 cups unsweetened apple juice
1 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Steam the broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery until crisp tender; cool. Combine the steamed vegetables, bell pepper, and green onions in a gallon Ziplock Storage Bag. Combine apple juice, cider vinegar and black pepper; pour over vegetables. Seal bag and shake to mix well. Refrigerate vegetables overnight; will keep up to 3 days.

Yield: 12 servings