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 4, 2012


These pork chops are also good grilled.

1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp brown sugar*
1 tbsp dried rosemary
4 boneless pork loin chops (about 1 1/2 lbs total)

In a gallon-size resealable plastic bag combine the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and rosemary. Add the pork chops to the marinade mixture and seal bag. Turn bag over a couple of times to coat well; refrigerate 3 hours.

Drain the marinade and discard. Place the pork chops in a greased 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Chops are not done until juices run clear!

Note: This recipe is one I got from TOH years ago.

*Use 1 tbsp + 1 tsp of Splenda Brown Sugar Blend if you are afraid of the brown sugar.
1 pork chop = 281 cal, 11 g (4 g sat) fat, 96 mg chol, 359 mg sodium, 3 g carbs, 39 g protein
Diabetic exchange = 5 lean meat