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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


3 cups cooked chicken, chopped*
3 celery stalks, chopped fine
1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup water chestnuts, chopped fine
1/2 cup black olives, chopped fine
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
3/4 to 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 tbsp Grey Poupon mustard
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
dash of cayenne pepper

In a large bowl combine the chicken, celery, onion, water chestnuts, olives, and sunflower seeds.

Combine the mayonnaise and mustard; add to the chicken mixture.  Add the salt, pepper, and cayenne; stir to mix in well.

Serve as a sandwich on whole-grain bread, rolled in a whole-wheat flour tortilla, etc as a wrap, or serve on a bed of lettuce with a few pieces of fresh fruit as garnish.