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, December 4, 2012


This recipe is from the Chef's Market caterers in Nashville.  These were part of Miranda Lambert's engagement party menu a couple years ago.

12 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp sweet relish (not to worry unless your blood sugar is highly out-of-control)
1 tsp smooth Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
paprika, pickles, and pimentos, for garnish
2 green onions, julienned on the bias, for garnish

Halve the eggs lenthwise.

Remove the yolks and place them in a small bowl.

Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in the mayonnaise, relish, and mustard.  Add the salt and pepper to taste.

Fill the egg whites evenly with the yolk mixture.  Garnish with paprika, pickles, piments, and green onions.  Store covered in the refrigerator.

Note: File Photo, not actual recipe.