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, April 16, 2012


1 tbsp olive oil
6 cups torn fresh kale*
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil
2 tbsp sliced toasted almonds

In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add the kale and garlic; cook 4 to 5 minutes until the kale is tender.  Stir frequently during cooking.

Meanwhile, whisk the vinegar and mustard together in a small bowl; add to the kale along with the basil.  Toss to coat well.  Sprinkle with the almonds and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 103 calories, 6 g fat (1 sat), 11 g carbs 2 g fiber, 4 g protein
Diabetic exchanges: 1.5 vegetable, 1 fat
Carb choices: 1
Note: This makes a quick and easy nonstarchy side dish that is low in calories and packed with vitamins!

*May substitute Swiss Chard, if you prefer.  Personally, I love kale!