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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


2 pkgs (10-oz each) frozen peas and pearl onions
2/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tbsp olive or canola oil
1 tsp dried dill weed
1/4 tsp salt
2 to 3 grinds of black pepper

Place peas and bell pepper in a large saucepan, add a small amount of boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well.  Remove to a medium bowl and set aside.

Add the oil to the same pan and cook the mushrooms in the hot oil  approximately 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the dill, salt, and pepper.  Return the peas to the pan and heat through.

Yield: 4 cups