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.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


4 (3/4-inch thick) bone-in center-cut pork chops
1/4 tsp salt
dash of black pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups cooking wine
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup Dijon mustard

Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the chops.

Heat olive (or coconut) oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chops and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side until browned. Remove chops from pan.

Add the wine, honey, and mustard to the pan and bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes.

Return the chops to the pan, reduce the heat and simmer 12-14 minutes, turning after 6 minutes.

Note: This recipe contains honey however there is an excellent carb to protein ratio making this okay for most diabetics.

Approximate per 1 chop with 3 tablespoons sauce: 308 calories, 11g (3.5 sat) fat, 25 g carbs, 25 g protein.