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, July 11, 2014


1 ( 1 to 1 1/2-lb) boneless pork tenderloin
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp orange juice concentrate
2 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp Splenda granular
1 tsp white vinegar
1 pkg (14-oz) frozen California-blend vegetables

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Rinse pork and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the water, tomato paste, oj concentrate, chili powder, salt, Splenda, and vinegar; whisk until smooth.

Place pork in a foil-lined 9 x 13-inch baking pan; cover with half the glaze. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Remove pork from oven and cover with remaining glaze. Place the vegetables around the pork and bake an additional 15 minutes or until the vegetables are heated through and the pork reaches an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 180 calories, 9 g carbs, 29 g protein
Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 starch, 3 meat, 1 vegetable