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 14, 2014


1 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 (1 lb total) boneless center-cut pork chops
Nonstick cooking oil spray

Make a seasoning rub by combining the cumin, brown sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper; rub evenly over chops.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray.

Add the pork chops to the grill pan; cook 5 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 224 calories, 4.3 g carbs, 24.8 g protein, 201 mg sodium

Note: This is a recipe I got a few years ago from Cooking Light magazine.