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.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


1/2 cup lite Balsamic Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette Dressing
4 ( 1 lb total) tilapia fillets
1/4 cup finely chopped mixed nuts
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp peanut oil (or olive oil)

In a shallow dish , pour the dressing over the tilapia; turn to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Combine nuts, cilantro, garlic, and oil.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Remove fish from and discard the marinade. Place fish on the prepared baking sheet and top with the nut mixture; press lightly to secure to the fish fillets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Note: This is a Kraft Foods recipe.

BAKE 10 to 12 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork.