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, August 17, 2012


4 ( approx. 1 lb total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tbsp lime juice, divided
4 tsp teriyaki OR soy sauce
1 medium-size peach, peeled, pitted, and chopped
1/2 cup chopped tomato
2 tbsp sliced green onion
1 tsp grated fresh ginger OR 1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Hot cooked brown rice for 4 persons for serving
Fresh thyme or cilantro sprigs for garnish, if desired

In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of the lime juice and the teriyaki or soy sauce.  Brush mixture over the chicken.  Cover and marinate in the refrigerate from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Make the salsa by combine the peach, tomato, green onion, the remaining lime juice, ginger, and garlic together in a medium bowl.  Cover and refrigerate from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Place chicken breasts on a broiler pan that has not been preheated.  Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for around 15 minutes until juices run clear.  Turn once during cooking.

To serve, place chicken on serving plate over the brown rice and top with the salsa.  Garnish with the thyme or cilantro, if desired.
Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 146 calories, 3 g (1 g sat) fat, 59 mg chol, 287 mg sod, 6 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein