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, September 10, 2013


3/4 lb catfish fillet
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
2 1/2 tbsps fresh bread crumbs
2 tsps butter, melted
1/2 cup peach or mango salsa
3 tbsps coarsely chopped peeled cucumber

Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Coat a shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the fish in the pan and sprinkle with the seasoning and bread crumbs; drizzle the butter over all.  Bake 20 minutes or until the fish begins to flake.

While the fish bakes, combine the salsa with the cucumber.  Serve the salsa with the fish.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 164 calories,  7g carbs, 14g protein
Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit, 2 meat

This is my variation on a recipe I got a few years ago from a Diabetic Cooking magazine.