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, July 13, 2012


5 loin pork chops
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
flour for dredging chops
2 tbsp canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp grated ginger
3/4 cup sugar-free orange marmalade
2 tbsp soy sauce

Rinse chops and pat dry with paper towels; sprinkle with the garlic powder and pepper.  Dredge the seasoned chops through the flour to coat.

In a large nonstick skillet heat the canola oil over medium-high heat.  Add the chops to the hot oil and cook until browned on both sides.  Remove the chops and place on a heated platter; save drippings in skillet.

Add the onion to the skillet and sprinkle with the ginger; cook, stirring until tender.  Stir in the marmalade and soy sauce.  Return the pork chops to the skillet and spoon sauce over the chops to coat.  Cover skillet and simmer chops in the sauce for 10 minutes or until cooked through.