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.

Monday, February 20, 2012


4 cups spinach, trimmed and washed
1 lb white fish fillets, cut into 4 equal-size pieces
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 tsp black pepper
20 grape tomatoes, halved

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut 4 18-inch long sheets of heavy-duty foil.

Place 1 cup of spinach in the center of each of the foil sheets.

Combine the mustard, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic and drizzle evenly over the fish.  Sprinkle with the green onions and pepper.  Top evenly with the tomato halves.

Bring up the sides of the foil.  Double fold the top and ends to seal each packet, leaving room for the heat to circulate inside to cook fish evenly.  Place the packets in a single layer on a baking sheet that has sides.

Bake packets for 15 minutes at 375 derees or cook until the fish is opaque and easily flakes with a fork.  Cut slits in top of foil to release steam before opening to keep from getting your hands steamed.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 150 calories, 4 g (1 g saturated) fat, 23 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 65 mg cholesterol, 2 g dietary fiber, 200 mg sodium