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 3, 2013


2 cups hot cooked brown rice
1 1/2-oz slivered almonds
2-oz fresh spinach
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Place the hot rice in a large bowl; add remaining ingredients and toss gently but thoroughly until the spinach is slightly wilted.
Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 142 calories, total fat (sat 1 g) 8g, protein 3 g, carbs 16 g