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, December 2, 2014


Chicken Marinade:
2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for cooking chicken
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 finely chopped garlic cloves
1/2 tsp ground coriander
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Mix all ingredients except chicken together in a large shallow bowl or pan. Add the chicken; turn to coat both sides and allow to marinate for 20 minutes.

2 heads butter lettuce, washed and torn
2 peaches, pitted and sliced
1 large or 2 small cucumbers, sliced thin
1 avocado, cut into small cubes
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
4-oz cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp sugar
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, chopped fine

Heat a cast iron or other heavy skillet over high heat and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Place the marinated chicken in the skillet and cook, turning once, about 10 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the heat.

Arrange the lettuce in a large salad bowl and top with the peaches, cucumbers, avocado, onion, and tomatoes.

Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

To serve, slice the chicken against the grain and place on top of the salad. Toss with the dressing and season with salt and pepper as desired.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings