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.

Monday, November 26, 2012


6 cups prewashed salad mix
1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber
3 tbsp fat-free, sugar-free salad dressing of your choice

Combine all ingredients, except dressing, in a salad bowl and toss gently to mix well.  Drizzle the dressing overall.

Yield: 6 servings

NOTE: This salad, except for the dressing which doesn't amount to much, is made up of negative calorie foods.  In other words, foods that use up the calories taken in during digestion.