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, April 21, 2015


A friend shared this recipe with me. It is a good way for us diabetics to have a few tasty potatoes once in awhile. I recommend cutting back a potato to only two or better yet use 3 unpeeled red potatoes.

1 lb. Italian sausage (mild or hot)
3 potatoes cut into large chunks
2 carrots, peeled and cut up
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 yellow squash cut into large chunks
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried basil
1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
olive oil

Lightly spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Add in the cut up veggies, pour in a little olive oil and sprinkle the seasonings in. Using your hands toss to coat all the veggies. Place the sausage across the top and cover with foil. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove and uncover, return to the oven to brown the sausage for 15 minutes, turn sausage to brown the other side an additional 15 minutes.