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, April 24, 2014


1 bag (10-oz) torn mixed salad greens
1 can (11-oz) mandarin orange segments, drained, rinsed, drained
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
1 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
1 pkg (4-oz) crumbled Feta cheese
your favorite sugar-free or low-sugar dressing

In a large salad bowl toss the greens with the oranges, onions, walnuts, and cheese; add dressing and mix lightly.

Yield: 6 servings

Note: I prefer a raspberry vinaigrette dressing but that is just my opinion.