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.

Friday, December 20, 2013


1/2 cup diced cooked ham
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup diced onion
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 lbs fresh collard greens
3 cups chicken broth

In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, melt the butter with the olive oil; add the ham, onion, and garlic; saute until onion is tender.  Add the greens and chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.  Simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until the greens are tender.  Stir a couple of times during the simmering process.