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.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


3 to 3 1/2 lb. pork tenderloin
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 cloved garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 tsp dried, crushed)
pepper to suit your taste
1 tsp salt, optional
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

Place roast in a large resealable plastic bag.

Combine onions, 1/4 cup of the chicken broth, vinegar, oil, garlic, rosemary and pepper; pour over roast. Refrigerate 4-8 hours, turning occasionally.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove roast from refrigerator and bag. Place roast, fat side up, in an ungreased shallow roasting pan. Combine marinade with the remaining broth and pour over roast. Sprinkle with salt, if desired. Bake, uncovered, for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160 to 170 degrees. Remove from oven and pan and place on a warm serving platter. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, skim fat from pan juices. Stir the cornstarch and water together until smooth; add to the pan juices. Bring juices to a boil over medium heat; boil, stirring, for 2 minutes. Serve with roast.

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