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.

Monday, March 18, 2013


2 lemons
4 bone-in chicken breasts halves
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
4 fresh tarragon sprigs
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chicken broth
fresh chopped tarragon for garnish, if desired

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Juice 1 lemon and slice 1 lemon into thin slices.

Loosen the skin on the chicken breasts and rub the fleshy underneath with garlic and sprinkle with half the salt.  Tuck a lemon slice and a tarragon sprig underneath the skin of each breast. 

Place the chicken in a shallow roasting dish.  Drizzle with the olive oil and the lemon juice.  Place the remaining lemon slices over the chicken and sprinkle with the remaining salt and the pepper.  Gently pour the broth around the chicken.

Roast in the 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  Remove from oven and turn broiler to high.  Broil chicken for a minute or two to crispen. 

Garnish with additional tarragon, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings