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.

Sunday, December 29, 2013


1 1/2 cups crushed cornflakes, divided
1 1/4 cups soft whole-grain bread crumbs, divided
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted, divided
1 can cream-style corn
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
2 large eggs
2 tbsp chopped onion
1 tsp salt, optional
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish; set aside.

In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup of the crushed cornflakes with 1/3 cup of the bread crumbs; drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the melted butter; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the corn, broccoli, eggs, onion, salt (if using), pepper, and remaining bread crumbs, crushed cornflakes, and butter.  Transfer to the prepared baking dish.  Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the top.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until heated through.

Serves 4 to 6.

Note: This should be eaten as a side dish to a lean protein item.