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.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Yes, I do know that diabetics should eat fresh vegetables more than vegetable casseroles. Having said that, here is a recipe I found on the internet years ago after I was diagnosed with diabetes. It is much healthier than the traditional green bean casserole and is okay for us from time to time.

6 cups blanched frenched green beans ( I don't French cut mine, I just break them)
1 pint sour cream (we diabetics need to use low-fat)
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 strips bacon, fried crisp and broken into pieces
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
pepper, to taste
2 cups Parmesan, grated
4 ounces sliced mushrooms, browned in a bit of butter
3 green onions, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, 1½ cups of the Parmesan cheese, pepper flakes, and pepper.
Stir in bacon, mushrooms, and green onions.
Add green beans and mix thoroughly.
Pour green beans in a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish which has been buttered.
Top with the rest of the Parmesan.
Bake until top begins to brown, 20 to 30 minutes.
If the green beans are bubbling, but the cheese isn't browning, turn it on broil for just a second. Let set for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Note: I believe I got this from RecipeLion but it has been so long I could be wrong.