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.

Monday, March 10, 2014


1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp garlic powder
4 salmon steaks (about 6-oz each)

In a large resealable plastic bag or shallow glass container with lid, combine the oil, juice, sauce, mustard, ginger, and garlic powder; mix well. Set aside 1/2 cup of mixture to use later for basting.

Add the salmon steaks to the remaining mixture; cover or seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours, turning once.  Drain and discard marinade.

Place steaks on a broiler pan and broil 3 to 4-inches from the heat for 5 minutes. Brush with the reserved marinade; turn and broil for another 5 minutes or until steaks flakes easy with a fork. Brush with marinade before serving, if desired.

This is a recipe I got years ago from a TOH cookbook.