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, February 19, 2012


5 cups fresh stir-fry vegetables such as broccoli, red and green bell peppers, red onion, zucchini
1 (12-inch) prepared thin pizza crust (preferably whole-grain)
1/2 cup sugar-free pizza sauce
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Over medium-high heat, heat a large nonstick skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Add the vegetables and stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp tender.

Place the pizza crust on a pizza baking sheet and top with the sauce.  Sprinkle the pepper flakes over the sauce (omit if you don't want any heat).  Arrange the stir-fried veggies over the sauce and sprinkle with the cheese.

Bake at 425 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.  Cut into 8 slices to serve.

Yield: 4 servings of two slices.
Per serving: Approximately 312 calories, 21 grams of protein to 35 grams of carbs which is an excellent ratio for diabetics.