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.

Friday, March 30, 2012


1 tsp canola oil
2-oz smoked sausage, sliced diagonally
1 cup frozen diced hash brown potatoes
1/2 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced into half moons
1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 garlic cloved, minced
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder, optional
1/4 cup favorite salsa

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add the sausage, potatoes, zucchini, bell pepper, onion, garlic, chili powder, and black pepper to the skillet.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is lightly browned and the veggies are tender, approximately 5 minutes.  Spoon the salsa over all.

Yield: 2 servings
Per serving: 187 calories, 28 g carbs, 8 g protein, 4 g fiber
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1.5 starch, 1 lean meat.  Carb Choices: 2.
Recipe courtesy of BH&G Diabetic Living