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, September 11, 2013


1 egg, beaten
1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
3 tbsps thinly sliced green onion
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
2 tbsps finely chopped fresh cilantro

Coat a large skillet or wok with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat.

Add the egg to the skillet and stir to scramble.  When completely cooked, remove to a plate.

Coat the skillet again with the cooking spray.  Add the peas, celery, bell pepper, and green onion; cook, stirring occasionally approximately 4 minutes until crisp tender.  Add the rice, salt, pepper, and broth; cook, stirring occasionally, about a minute and a half until heated through.

Add the cilantro and mix together.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 148 calories, 5g protein, 26 g carbs (Eat as a side to a protein item.)