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, June 8, 2013


4 (5-oz) pork chops
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 orange, halved
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
1/2 tbsp finely chopped chives for garnish, optional

Squeeze the orange juice into a shallow dish; add Worcestershire sauce and stir to blend.  Add the pork chops to the mixture, turn to coat both sides, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes up to 2 hours.

Remove the chops from the marinade to a plate and sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, pepper, and salt.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add butter.  When butter has melted, add the chops and cook on each side about 5 minutes or until cooked through.

Sprinkle with the chives before serving, if desired.