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, April 7, 2014


6 (3/4" thick) loin pork chops
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup hot water
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place pork chops in a heavy cast iron skillet.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Splenda, pepper, chili powder, and paprika; pour over the chops.

Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour or until chops are cooked through and are tender.

Approximate nutritional info per chop: 160 calories, 14 g carbs, 16 g protein