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, February 10, 2015


1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3 tbsp chopped poblano chile pepper (remove veins and seeds for less heat, if desired)
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp minced fresh garlic
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 can (15-16 oz) black-eyed peas, rinsed & drained

Place ingredients in a large bowl and toss to mix well.

Note: This recipe is from an old Cooking Light magazine in my collection.  I suggest serving with Beanito Chips for a healthy snack or side.