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! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


1 1/2 lbs cauliflower cut into large florets
3 cloves garlic
2 cans low-sodium chicken broth
1/8 tsp salt
dash fresh-ground black pepper
2 tbsp chopped chives

In a large saucepan, combine cauliflower, garlic and broth. Be sure cauliflower is completely covered by liquid, adding water if necessary. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 12-14 minutes. Reserve 2 tablespoons of cooking liquid and drain remaining liquid off cauliflower. Transfer cauliflower and garlic to a food processor and process until smooth, gradually pulsating in the reserved liquid as needed to moisten the mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Top with chives. Serve warm.

A 1/2 cup serving of this recipe has 6 grams carbs and 4 grams protein making it a good diabetic choice.

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