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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


1 lb ground turkey breast meat*
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsps Worcestershire sauce
6 tsps olive or canola oil, divided
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/2 lb onions, thinly sliced
1 oz crumbled blue cheese

In a medium mixing bowl combine the turkey, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons of the oil, paprika, cumin, half the pepper, and half the salt.  Mix well and shape into 4 patties.

Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat bottom of pan.

Add patties to pan and cook 4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the center.  Remove from the heat and place on a serving platter; cover to keep warm.

Add remaining oil to the pan.  Heat over medium-high heat and cook the onions 4 minutes or until they are getting a rich brown look, stirring frequently.  Stir in the remaining salt and pepper.

To serve spoon the onions over the patties and sprinkle the crumbled blue cheese over the top.

Note: May be served on whole-grain buns if desired.

*May use regular ground turkey but be sure to buy "lean" that does not contain the skin.