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.

Monday, October 29, 2012


3 lbs skinless boneless chicken breasts and thighs, cooked and shredded
1 cup catsup
1 3/4 cups water
1 medium-size onion, chopped fine
1 tsp salt
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp Splenda brown sugar blend, packed
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar
6-8 whole-grain sandwich rolls, buns, or thins
pickle slices, optional

In a large saucepan, combine the chicken, catsup, water, onion, salt, celery salt, chili powder, Splenda, pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar. Heat on medium until hot then lower temperature to simmer and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

For sandwiches, pile chicken on rolls, top with pickle slices or other condiments as desired.