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.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


3 tbp mayonnaise
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
dash of hot pepper sauce
1 can (14 3/4-oz) salmon, drained
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions or green onions
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 large egg, beaten
8 lettuce leaves
4 whole-grain English muffins OR 4 whole-grain sandwich thins, toasted

Mix the mayonnaise, Cajun seasoning, and hot-pepper sauce in a small bowl; set aside.

Place the drained salmon in a large bowl discarding as much of the skin as possible.  Add the scallions, flaxseed, and egg.  Mix well and shape mixture into 4 patties.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat then turn off the skillet while you spray it with nonstick cooking spray.  Turn heat back on to medium-high.  Place the salmon patties into the skillet and cook 4 minutes or until browned on the bottom.  Using a large spatula, carefully turn patties and cook another 4 minutes or until cooked through and bottom is browned.  Press down gently with the spatula a couple of times during the cooking of the second side.

Place 2 of the lettuce leaves on the bottom of the English muffins or sandwich thins.  Place a pattie on each.  Top with a dollop of the sauce you made earlier.  Top with remaining muffin or sandwich thins.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 392 calories, 24 g protein, 30 g carbs, 21 g fat (3 g saturated), 103 mg cholesterol, 743 mg sodium, 7 g fiber