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, November 6, 2013


For those times when your meal calls for some sweet potatoes.  Yes, you can have tasty sweet potatoes that aren't loaded down with syrup and marshmallows!

4 medium-large sweet potatoes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
fresh parsley sprigs for garnish, if desired

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Scrub potatoes and cut into chunks; spread out in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or pan that has been sprayed with butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray.

Sprinkle the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper over the potatoes; toss to mix.

Bake at 500 degrees for approximately a half hour or until fork tender.

To serve, place on serving platter or in bowl and garnish with fresh parsley sprigs, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings