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, June 12, 2012


A friend dropped by with squash from her garden and my daughter came by with tomato from hers.  I turned them into this very tasty, healthy, and easy skillet dish.  I used:

2 medium yellow squash, unpeeled, sliced into rounds
1 large zucchini, unpeeled, sliced into rounds
1 tomato, cut into small wedges (do not seed as much of the nutritional value is in the seeds)
1/2 tsp dried onion flakes
1/4 tsp garlic powder (minced garlic would be better but I didn't have any on hand)
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tbsp butter

Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the butter and melt, turning skillet to coat well.

When the butter is melted, add the yellow squash and zucchini.  Sprinkle with the onion flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Saute, stirring often 3 or 4 minutes until squash slices are crisp tender.  Add the tomato wedges, cover, and simmer until the squash and zucchini are of the desired tenderness.