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.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


If you are looking for a warm dip that you can enjoy, try this artichoke dip. The nutritional information is at the end of the recipe. Perfect carb/protein ratio for diabetics. As with all foods, quantity is key. This should not be a meal!
2 cans (14-oz each) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, coarsely chopped
2 cups (8-oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 brick (8-oz) cream cheese, cubed
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tbsp seasoned salt
1 tbsp chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
Baked tortilla chips for serving
In a slow cooker or crock pot, combine all the ingredients except the tortilla chips. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour or until heated through. Serve with tortilla chips.
Yield: 5 cups of dip or 20 servings of approximately 1/4 cup.
Per serving (dip only): 152 calories, 12 g (5 sat) fat, 27 mg cholesterol, 519 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein