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, November 12, 2012


This recipe works great as a side dish or can be used as a stuffing for poultry.

1/3 cup slivered almonds
2 tsp butter
2 medium-size tart apples, cored and diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 cups cooked brown rice (cooked according to package directions using either water or chicken broth)

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until lightly browned.  Add the apples, onion, celery, poultry seasoning, thyme, and pepper; cook until crisp tender.  Stir in the rice and cook until mixture is heated through.

Option: May be baked in a 375 degree oven, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes, if desired.