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 1, 2013


Note: I got this side dish recipe from one of the diabetic groups I belong to. I like it even better when I omit the raisins (I don't like them) and substitute some coarsely chopped pecans.
  • 12-ounce package broccoli slaw mix (about 5 cups)
  • 1 medium apple, cut into matchstick-sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup dark raisins
  • 1/3 cup roasted salted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons nonfat or light mayonnaise*
  • 1 tablespoon sugar substitute 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  1. Combine the broccoli, apple, raisins, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl, and toss to mix well.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir to mix well. Add the dressing to the broccoli mixture and toss to mix well. Add a little more mayonnaise if the salad seems too dry.
  3. Cover the salad and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
*I use olive oil mayonnaise.