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.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


4 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup mixed fresh fruit ie blueberries, raspberries, cut up strawberries, mandarin orange sections, etc)
1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
4 tsp olive or coconut oil
4 tsp grainy brown mustard
1 1/2 tsp Splenda Granulated
1 1/2 tsp snipped fresh mint
dash of salt, optional
dash of freshly ground black pepper

In a large salad bowl gently toss the greens, mushrooms, and fruit together.

In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the orange juice, canola oil, mustard, Splenda, mint, salt (if using), and pepper.  Shake the jar to mix the dressing well; drizzle over salad and toss to coat.