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, April 4, 2015


  • 1/4 cup  sliced almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 salmon fillets (6-8 ounces each)
  • sliced lemons, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the almonds, panko, basil, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  3. Place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Divide the almond mixture between the 4 fillets and sprinkle over the tops. Lightly press the breading into the fish.
  4. Bake until desired doneness, 8-10 minutes. Serve with additional lemon slices for squeezing.

Source: Diamond Nuts