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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


1/2 block (8-oz size) light cream cheese
1 can (6-oz) tuna packed in water; drain well
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp minced onion
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp lemon juice
18 thick slices of cucumber (seedless works best)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet lightly with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine the cream cheese, tuna, parsley, onion, oregano, pepper, and lemon juice; mix together well.

Top each of the cucumber slices with approximately 1 rounded tablespoon of the tuna mixture covering tops of cucumbers completely.

Set the tuna topped cucumbers on the prepared baking sheet and bake at 500 degrees for about 10 minutes until the tops are puffed up and browned.

Note: Stock photo