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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


1 medium-size lemon
2 pkgs (12-oz each) fresh broccoli flowerets
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt, optional
dash of freshly ground black pepper

Finely grate 1 teaspoon of peel from the lemon; set aside.

Squeeze 1 tablespoon of juice from the lemon; set aside.

Steam the broccoli approximately 6 minutes or until crisp tender.

In a large serving bowl, toss the broccoli with the lemon peel and juice, butter, salt, and pepper.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings