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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


I do not eat chicken but my family (none of whom are diabetic) enjoys this chicken.

1 whole chicken (approx 4 lbs)
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Remove the giblets and neck if they are inside the chicken; discard.  Rinse chicken cavity well.

Loosen skin over the breast and insert the garlic and the rosemary distributing evenly.  Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.

Spray a broiler pan with cooking spray and place the chicken, breast side up, on the pan.  Bake for 30 minutes at 450 degrees.

Reduce the oven temperature to 350 and bake another half hour or until the chicken is cooked through.  Should read 165 degrees on a meat thermometer.

After removing from the oven cover loosely with foil and allow to stand for 10-12 minutes.