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, August 20, 2013


I got this recipe some years ago from a diabetic magazine.

1/4 cup mango chutney, large pieces chopped
1 tbsp brown mustard
4 (4-oz each) salmon fillets with skin
1 cup diced ripe pineapple or ripe mango
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tbsps chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp hot pepper sauce

Heat grill to medium or preheat broiler.

Combine the chutney and mustard; spread mixture over the skinless sides of the salmon fillets and set aside.

In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients and set aside.

Place the salmon on oiled grill or broiler pan.  Grill on covered grill 7 to 8 minutes or broil 5-inches from the heat 5 to 6 minutes or until salmon is opaque in center.

Serve salmon topped with the salsa.

1 serving of 1 salmon fillet with 1/3 cup salsa = 20g carbs and 26g protein