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 13, 2013


1 lb fresh broccoli florets
boiling salted water
1/4 lb fresh button mushrooms, cleaned and stems trimmed
3/4 cup ripe pitted olives, drained
1 cup cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup olive or canola oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 green onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Drop the broccoli florets into the boiling water for 1 minute; drain well.

In a salad bowl combine the broccoli, mushrooms, olives, and tomatoes.

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl; pour over the vegetables; toss gently to coat.

Cover salad and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until serving time.