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.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


2 cups shredded or diced leftover (or other cooked) turkey
3 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 medium carrots, cut into bite-size pieces
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
6 cups chicken broth
dash of black pepper
2 tbsp garlic & herb seasoning blend (Mrs. Dash works well)
1/2 cup raw rice

In a large saucepan combine the celery, carrots, onion, chicken broth, pepper, and the seasoning blend.  Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer on low for 1 hour.

Add the rice and the turkey to the soup; simmer about a half hour until rice and vegetables are tender. 

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: 141 calories, 14 g carbs, 13 g protein - excellent ratio for diabetics

Serving suggestion: Serve with whole-grain crackers or whole-grain bread.