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.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


1 1/3 cups uncooked penne whole-grain pasta
8-oz cooked chicken breast, diced
1 large celery stalk, sliced thin
1 large scallion, trimmed, chopped
1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro

1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 tsp curry powder
dash of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp canola or extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup small-diced avocado

Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain well.

In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, celery, scallion, and cilantro.

In a small bowl combine all the dressing ingredients except avocado, stirring well.  Pour over the salad in the salad bowl; toss well to coat.  Add the avocado and toss again gently.

Yield: Approximately 4 cups