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, March 28, 2014


1 can (15-oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 garlic clove, halved
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups ( approx. 1 large) peeled, cubed avocado
1 can (4 1/2-oz) chopped green chiles, drained
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup seeded, chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped green onions

Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add beans, lemon juice, and garlic. Process 20 seconds stopping once to scrape down sides. Add the onion, avocado, green chiles, salt, and pepper; pulse 10 times or until chunky.

Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Transfer chilled mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the tomato and green onions.

Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Yield: 3 cups dip.
Per 1/2 cup serving: 119 calories, 6.7 g fat (0.9g saturated, 4 g monunsatured, 1.3 g polyunstaturated) 3 g protein, 13.4 g carbs, 4.9 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 52 mg calcium, 362 mg sodium