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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
1/4 cup grated onion
1 1/2 tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground red pepper
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
5 garlic cloves, minced
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp canola oil

Combine the yogurt, onion, ginger, cumin, red pepper, turmeric, and garlic in a bowl, stirring well.  Scrape mixture into a large zip-top plastic food bag; add chicken and seal.  Marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Remove chicken from bag and discard the marinade.

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat and brush grill rack with the oil.

Arrange chicken on grill and grill 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Yield: 4 servings of 2 thighs
Per serving: 298 calories, 6 g carbs, 31 g protein