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.

Monday, September 1, 2014


4 bone-in rib pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

With food processor running, drop garlic through the feed tube to mince. Stop machine and add the basil; process until chopped.  Add the juice, oil, salt and pepper; process to make a thin, wet rub.

Spread the basil-garlic mixture on both sides of the pork chops; let stand 15 to 30 minutes.

Prepare grill to a medium-hot fire. Brush grate with oil and grill the pork chops over direct heat, turning once, until of desired doneness. Internal temperature should reach at least 145 degrees.

Allow chops to stand for 3-4 minutes before serving.