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 (2 1/2 lb.) turkey breast half with bone in, thawed if frozen
1 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
2 tsp grated orange peel
2 tbsp canola oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl whisk together the tarragon, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, salt, black pepper, red pepper, orange peel, and canola oil until well blended.

Loosen skin from turkey and gently place tarragon mixture under the skin.

Place the turkey, skin side up, on a broiler pan lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 180 degrees.

Remove from oven and remove skin from turkey but leave the tarragon coating in place.  Throw out the skin.

To serve, cut turkey into thin slices
Yield: 4 to 6 servings