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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


1 pkg (6-oz) long-grain and wild rice mix
1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup chopped Golden Delicious apples
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery

Prepare the rice according to the package directions.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a 1-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Add half the cheese, the apples, mushrooms, and celery to the rice; toss to combine.  Spoon the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, top with the remaining cheese and bake another 10 minutes until cheese is melted.

Note: Serve this with a protein item such as a piece of fish, chicken breast, pork chop, etc.