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.

Friday, December 20, 2013


1 can (16-oz) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (10-oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
4 slices bacon, fried and cut up

Combine the beans with the tomatoes in a small saucepan; cook over medium-low heat until thoroughly heated, stirring often.

Remove bean mixture from heat and stir in the cilantro and bacon.

Serve warm.

Note: This is a good salsa to serve with fish.