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.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


This makes a good side dish with a lean protein item. Per cup this recipe has only 45 calories, 4 g carbs, and 1 g protein.

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried dill
Couple grinds of fresh black pepper
1 large cucumber, sliced in half lengthwise and then thinly sliced*
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, vinegar, salt, dill, and pepper; add cucumber and onions, tossing to coat.

Cover dish and chill for about 4 hours before serving. My be kept in refrigerator for up to 3 days; stir before using.