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.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Seasoning Mix:
1 tbsp Splenda Granulated
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika

Place all the above ingredients in a small bowl and mix together well; set aside.

10 slices extra-lean bacon (pork or turkey)
10 slices whole-grain bread
5 tbsp fat-free ranch dressing
5 leaves leaf lettuce
10 slices fresh ripe tomato

Place bacon on microwaveable plate and sprinkle each slice with a half teaspoon of the above seasoning mix.  Microwave bacon per the package instructions.  Be sure bacon is well drained if there is any fat.

Lightly toast the bread slices.  Spread half the toast slices with the ranch dressing.  Assemble sandwiches by placing tomato over the ranch dressing; top with 2 slices of the bacon, and place lettuce over the bacon.  Top with the remaining toasted bread slices to form sandwiches.

To serve, cut each sandwich in half diagonally and place on serving plates.

Yield: 5 sandwiches