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, December 31, 2013


1 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
dash of salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups baby spinach leaves (approx 6-oz)
1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin then cut in half

In a large bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, pepper, salt and garlic; whisk together well.

Add the spinach and onion; toss well to coat.

Yield: 4 servings of approximately 1 3/4 cups.
Per serving: 66 calories, 5.2g carbs, 1.1g protein, 0 chol, 31mg calcium, 147mg sodium, 5.1g fat (.7g sat)