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, May 18, 2013


If you are looking for a good healthy dip, give this recipe a try.  And remember spices are healthy and make this dip into "active" calories.  If you don't know what active calories are, you can read about them on my health blog at http://grandmaskitchenmedicine.blogspot.com

1 can (15-oz) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 garlic clove, mashed
1 tsp chipotle chile in adobo sauce*
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
dash of salt, optional
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp water to rich desired consistency
fresh veggies for dipping

In a blender container combine the beans, garlic, chile, yogurt, lemon juice, oil, and spices.  Puree, scraping down sides as needed.  Add up to 2 tablespoons of water to reach the consistency you prefer.

Scrape from blender into a serving bowl and serve with fresh veggies of your choice.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups

*Substitute 1 teaspoon (or amount to suit your taste) of Tupperware's Cilantro Mojo or Southwest Chipotle seasoning mix.

Note: You can order Tupperware spices online at my website www.my.tupperware.com/lindacwilson