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.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


1 can (15-oz) white beans, drained & rinsed
1 small red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
2 tbsps lemon juice
2 tsps balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss to combine.  Let stand 15 minutes before serving.