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.

Friday, November 2, 2012


1 cup chopped cooked ham
1 1/2 tsp olive or canola oil
1/2 pkg (16-oz size) frozen chopped collard green, thawed and drained
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1 1/2 cups shredded pepper Jack cheese
1 cup low-fat milk
2 large eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup low-fat Bisquick or similar product
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add the ham and saute until browned.  Add the greens, onion, and mushrooms; saute approximately 5 minutes until liquid evaporates and onion and mushrooms are tender.

Layer half the ham mixture in the prepared pie plate; top with half the cheese.  Repeat the layers with the remaining ham mixture and remaining half of the cheese.In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, Bisquick, salt and pepper; pour over the layered ingredients in the pie plate.

Bake quiche at 400 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow quiche to stand 10-12 minutes before cutting to serve.

Yield: 8 servings