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.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Do you ever long for a tasty piece of old-fashion fried chicken?  If so, give these chicken drumsticks a try.

1/3 cup canola or olive oil
1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour or brown rice flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 lbs chicken legs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a paper bag combine the flour, salt, paprika, and pepper; add chicken legs, 3 at a time, and shake bag to coat chicken legs.  Arrange chicken in  a single layer in a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan or dish. Drizzle the oil over the chicken.

Bake chicken at 425 degrees for approximately 45 minutes or until cooked through.