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, May 16, 2013


5 slices thick bacon, cut-up
2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tbsp bottled minced garlic
1 can (14-oz) chicken broth
3 pkgs (16-oz each) frozen chopped collard greens
2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon pieces over medium-high heat until crisp - 8 to 10 minutes; remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain thoroughly on paper towels.  Leave drippings in the pan.

Saute the onion and celery in the hot drippings until crisp tender.  Add the garlic, broth, greens, salt, and pepper.  Place lid on Dutch oven and cook over low heat for about 25 minutes or until the greens are wilted and tender.

Before serving stir the bacon into the greens.

Yield: Serves 12 to 15

Note:  This is a recipe I got from Southern Living several years ago.