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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


3 tbsp + 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro, divided
4 tbsp finely chopped onion, divided
3 tbsp minced seeded jalapeno pepper
1 tbsp minced seeded serrano pepper
2 tsp chopped chipotle pepper in abodo sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
4 medium-size ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
1/3 cup finely chopped tomatoes
Baked tortilla chips for serving

In a large bowl, combine the 3 tablespoons of cilantro, half the onion, the peppers, garlic and salt; mash together using a fork. Stir in the avocados. Gently fold in the tomatoes with the remaining onion and cilantro.

Serve with the tortilla chips.

Note: When handling the peppers it is best to wear disposable gloves. Do not touch eyes while handling peppers!

Per 1/4 cup serving: 76 calories, 7 g fat (1 sat), 0 cholesterol, 82 mg sodium, 4 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein
Diabetic exchange: 1 1/2 fat

Note: This is an old TOH recipe and picture.