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 19, 2013


6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
1 tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet, with sides, with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the chicken breasts on the sprayed baking sheet and brush with the canola oil.

In a bowl, combine the paprika, salt, cinnamon, cumin, tarragon, and black pepper, mixing together well.  Coat the chicken breasts evenly with the mixture.

Bake chicken at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

While the chicken bakes, combine the syrup and butter in a small bowl.  Brush half the mixture over the chicken and bake another 5 minutes.

Turn chicken over, brush with the remaining syrup and bake another 5 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear.

Yield: 6 servings