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.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Mixed nuts are always a good food gift for a diabetic or an easy snack to set out at parties, etc.  The rosemary on these roasted nuts makes them yummy and different than the usual.

nonstick cooking spray
1 egg white
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, snipped OR 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups of walnut pieces, hazelnuts, and/or whole almonds (a mixture of all 3 works great)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line 9 x 13-inch baking pan with foil (allowing ends to extend a little to form handles later) and spray the foil with the cooking spray; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, using a fork, ligtly beat egg white until frothy.  Add the rosemary, salt, and pepper; beat until combined.  Add the nuts and toss gently to coat.

Spead the nuts out in the prepared baking pan abd bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.  Stir once, about halfway through cooking time.

Lift the nuts, on the foil, from the pan and set aside to cool.  Break up any large pieces.

May be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month.