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.

Monday, June 30, 2014


1/2 cup sugar-free orange marmalade

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
6 fresh basil leaves, torn
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, sliced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup olive or canola oil

In a blender or food processor, pulse the marmalade, vinegar, basil, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper until blended.

While machine is running, pour the oil through the chute opening in a steady stream; process until smooth.

Note: This dressing is good on salads, including fruit salads. It is also good over fish, etc.