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 18, 2013


1 can (30-oz) fat-free refried beans
2/3 cup cooked shredded chicken
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 can (4-oz) chopped green chilies, drained
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3 (10-inch) whole-grain flour tortillas
1 cup shredded low-fat Mexican-blend cheese
Your favorite salsa for serving, if desired.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray a 10-inch round casserole dish with olive oil cooking spray; set aside.

Combine the beans, chicken, sour cream, chilies, and cumin; set aside.

Place 1 tortilla in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.  Top the tortilla with half the bean/chicken mixture and 1/3 of the cheese.  Repeat the layers.  Add the last tortilla and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.  Cover dish.

Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until heated through.  Cut into 4 to 6 wedges for serving.  Serve with salsa, if desired.