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 4, 2013


This recipe is one that should be eaten with a lean protein such as a chicken breast, small steak, pork chop, etc.  This recipe itself contains less than 1 gram of protein and 20 grams of carbs per serving.

3 cups diced Granny Smith apples (do not peel)
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss gently until well blended.

Yield: 6 servings

Note: Diabetic exchange = 1 fruit