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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


1 lb whole-grain rotini
1 large onion
1 garlic clove
1 lb bacon
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup Splenda granulated
1/2 cup prepared mustard

Cook rotini as directed on the package; drain well.

While rotini cooks fry the bacon crisp and drain on paper towels. Reserve enough of the bacon drippings to saute the onion and garlic together in the pan.  When the onions are transparent, reduce the heat under the skillet and add the vinegar, mustard, and Splenda; stir to mix well. Remove from heat.

Crumble the drained bacon into the skillet mixture.

In a heatproof bowl, toss the pasta with the cooked dressing mixture.

Serve this dish warm.