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, June 13, 2014


2/3 cup brown rice
1 1/2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp tarragon, optional
3 tbsp canola or olive oil
2 tbsp water
1 lb fully cooked ham, cut into bite-size cubes
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
tomato slices to garnish dish

Cook the rice according to the package directions.

Combine the vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, tarragon, oil and water, using a whisk.

Pour the dressing over the hot rice. Let stand until rice is completely cooled.

Mix the rice with the ham and parsley.

Line a pretty bowl with the tomato slices and place the salad in the center.

Yield: 4 servings.