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, July 18, 2013


If I have a nice tomato I like to add that, too.

2 1/2 cups thinly slice lengthwise, unpeeled cucumbers
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
1/3 cup Splenda granular
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
2 to 3 grinds of freshly ground black pepper

In a medium glass bowl, toss the cucumber slices and onion rings together (add tomato here, if using); set aside.

In a separate bowl, using a wire whisk, combine the Splenda, vinegar, salt and pepper.  Pour mixture over the veggies.

Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours; stir several times during chilling.

Toss before serving.

Note: If you do not have a mandoline to make thin lengthwise slices of cucumber, slice crosswise into thin discs.