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, January 15, 2013


2 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp dried basil
2 cups diced cooked turkey
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen green beans, thawed & drained
1 tomato, chopped fine
1 tbsp sunflower seeds

Make the dressing, using a wire whisk, by mixing the oil, vinegar, mustard, and basil in a small bowl; set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine the turkey and half of the dressing; toss gently to combine.

Toss the well-drained green beans with the other half of the dressing.

To serve: On four salad plates, layer the turkey, then beans, and tomato.  Garnish each with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds.