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, May 11, 2012


4 lb bone-in country-style pork ribs
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 tbsp Splenda Granulated
2 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
1/4 cup hot sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp prepared mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Arrange ribs in a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan or dish.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through.

In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in the oil until they are tender.  Stir in the ketchup, Splenda, vinegar, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard; mix well and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes; stir occasionally.  Set off the heat.

Drain the ribs.  Grill, covered, over indirect low heat for about 45 minutes, turning once.  Baste with the barbeque sauce then cook another 15 minutes or until tender, turning and basting often.

Yield: 6 servings