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.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


3 tbsp canola oil
2 1/2 tsp dried tarragon*
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 lb cherry tomatoes
10 to 12 tiny whole onions
2 1/2  to 3 lb chicken breasts, thighs, and/or legs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the oil, tarragon, garlic, pepper, and salt together in a medium bowl.  Add the tomatoes and onions, tossing gently to coat with the mixture.  Using a slotted spoon, remove tomatoes and onions; reserve oil mixture.

Skin chicken, if desired.  Place in a shallow roasting pan and brush with the oil mixture.  Roast at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.  Add the onions and roast another 15 minutes; add tomatoes and roast another 10 minutes or so until the chicken is no longer pink.

To serve, garnish with fresh tarragon sprigs, if desired.

*Rosemary may be substituted, if you prefer.