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.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


1 small pkg frozen peas
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 small can sliced water chestnuts
1 small jar pimentos, chopped
1/3 cup green onions, sliced
1/2 cup celery, thin sliced
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp hot or spicy mustard
1/3 tsp minced garlic (garlic powder may be used)
Lettuce leaves to line bowl, optional

Combine the peas, eggs, water chestnuts, pimentos, green onions, and celery together in a mixing bowl.

In a small bowl or a cup, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, and garlic, stirring until mixed well.  Add to the pea mixture and toss lightly to coat.

Refrigerate until serving time.

Keep any leftovers refrigerated.

Note: File Photo

Remember this is a side dish and eat accordingly.