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, May 6, 2014


1 cup cubed peeled ripe mango, divided
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground coriander
dash of salt
3 cups gourmet salad greens
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 tbsp chopped pistachios

Place 3/4 cup of the mango in a food processor or blender and process until finely chopped. Add lime juice, oil, coriander, and salt; process until smooth, scraping down sides once.

Combine remaining mango, greens, and strawberries in a large salad bowl.

Sprinkle nuts overall and drizzle with the mango dressing.