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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


2 1/4 lbs trout or walleye fillets (6-oz each), skin removed
1 cup milk
1 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
10 to 12 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Arrange the fillets in a single layer in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; pour milk over fillets, turning to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 12 hours to overnight.

Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish.

Drain and discard the milk from the fish. Dredge fillets in the bread crumbs to coat. Place the coated fillets on a wax-paper lined baking sheet and chill for 30 minutes.

Place each garlic clove under the flat side of a knife. Strike flat side of knife blade with heel of hand to break cloves open.

In a 12-inch skillet, heat the oils and 5 or 6 of the garlic cloves over medium heat; add fish fillets. Fry 7 to 9 minutes or until golden brown, turning over once to brown both sides. After turning fillets, add remaining garlic cloves.

Drain fish on paper towels before serving.

Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 426 calories, 16 g carbs, 38 g protein
Exchanges: 1 starch, 4 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat