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.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


1 cup brown rice, cooked according to pkg directions & cooled
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup finely sliced celery
2 tbsp slivered almonds
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
14 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

In a large salad bowl combine the rice, onions, pepper, celery, almonds, and the chicken.

In a small bowl or a cup mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, pepper, and lemon juice.  Gently fold the dressing into the salad and serve.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving of 1 cup: 167 calories, 11 g carbs, 20 g protein
Dietary Exchanges: .5 bread/starch, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat