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, July 10, 2012


1 pkg (16-oz) whole-grain rotini pasta
1 pkg (8-oz) sliced pepperoni
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber
1/2 cup diced tomato OR cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup Italian salad dressing (sugar-free or low-sugar)

Cook pasta according to package directions omitting any salt and/or butter called for; drain well.

Place the pasta in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients and toss together well.  Chill for a couple of hours or so before serving.