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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


2 cans (16-oz each) cut green beans, drained
1 onion, sliced into rings
6 slices bacon, cut in halves
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup Splenda granulated
1/3 cup red wine vinegar

Layer the green beans and onion rings in a 2-quart baking dish; set aside.

Fry the bacon in a medium skillet until crispy.  Remove bacon, drain on paper towels, and crumble over the green beans and onion.  Sprinkle almonds over top. 

Add the Splenda and vinegar to the bacon drippings in the skillet.  Heat until well blended while stirring to mix well.  Pour over the casserole.  Allow to marinate for at least two hours before baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake casserole 45 minutes until heated through.

Yield: 6 servings

NOTE: If making for a crowd, double the recipe and bake in a 3-quart casserole dish.