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.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


When you want a good dip recipe, give this dip a try. Onions are antioxidant rich (healthy) and the ingredients used here will give you a dip much healthier than what you buy ready-made. Serve with healthy whole-grain crackers, baked chips or with some fresh veggies.

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp salt
1 can (14-oz) reduced sodium beef broth
2 tsp onion powder
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add onions and salt to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions are starting to brown, approximately 6 to 10 minutes.

Add the broth to the skillet and scrape skillet to loosen any browned bits. Simmer mixture 10 to 20 minutes until broth is almost all gone. Cook another 8 to 10 minutes on medium-low until onions are a deep golden brown. Stir in the onion powder then the vinegar; cook 1 - 2 minutes until vinegar is evaporated.

Remove skillet from the heat and allow mixture to cool for 20 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and yogurt; stir in the onion mixture.

Refrigerate at least 20 minutes for the flavors to blend before serving.

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