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.

Friday, May 30, 2014


3 tbsp olive oil
4 salmon steaks (8-oz each, 1-inch thick)
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp snipped fresh basil
2 cups peeled, seeded, chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Heat the olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the salmon and fry to 2 to 4 minutes, until golden brown, turning once. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add the onion to the skillet and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until crisp-tender. Add garlic and basil to skillet and cook for a minute. Stir in the water, salt and pepper.

Arrange the salmon steaks over the tomato mixture. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer approximately 13 minutes until salmon is firm and opaque and begins to flake easily.

Per steak: 410 calories, 8 g carbs, 41 g protein