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, October 30, 2013


1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup sliced mushrooms (baby bellas work best)
1 can (15-oz) black beans, drained
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tbsp reduced-fat mayo
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray.

Add the onion, garlic, and mushrooms to the skillet and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Remove onion mixture to a blender; add the beans, oats, mayo, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Process mixture by pulsing on/off until the mixture is finely minced but not made into a paste.

Remove bean mixture from blender and shape into 8 patties approximately 2-inches in diameter.  Place on a large plate and cover with waxed paper; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2 tbsp reduced-fat mayo
2 tbsp plain fat-free yogurt
1 tbsp minced fresh chives

Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium-high heat.  Add the patties in a single layer and cook for 5 minutes on the first side then turn gently.  Cook on second side 3 to 5 minutes until browned.

Remove patties from skillet and serve with the chive sauce.