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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


1 med zucchini, trimmed & cut lengthwise into quarters
1 large red tomato, cut into 4 thick slices
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/3 cup panko
1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan
1 garlic clove, minced
nonstick cooking spray

Preheat broiler.

Coat both sides of zucchini slices with nonstick cooking spray.  Sprinkle zucchini and tomato slices with the seasonings.  Place zucchini on broiler pan and broil 4 to 5-inches from the heat for about 4 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the panko, cheese, and garlic.  Place tomato slices on broiler pan next to the zucchini.  Sprinkle tops of the zucchini and tomatoes with the bread crumb mixture. Broil another minute or two until topping is golden brown.