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, October 24, 2014


Do you ever wonder what some nonstarchy vegetables are? Here is a partail list:

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Cabbage
  • Green, Wax, and Italian Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Greens such as collard, kale, mustard, turnip, spinach
  • Radishes
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Okra
  • Peppers
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Water Chestnuts
There are sure to be some nonstarchy vegetables you do or can learn to love.