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 30, 2013


1 can (12-oz) solid white tuna in water, drained
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
3 tbsp drained & chopped black olives
1 tbsp + 1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp extra-light olive oil
couple grinds of freshly ground black pepper
dash of garlic powder
8 slices sugar-free whole-grain bread
4 tomato slices
4 lettuce leaves

In a large bowl combine the tuna, onion, mayonnaise, olives, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and garlic powder until well blended.

Top each of 4 bread slices with a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice, and 1/4 of the tuna mixture.  Top with the remaining bread slices.  Cut in half diagonally to serve.

Yield: 4 sandwiches or 8 sandwich halves