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.

Monday, April 20, 2015


1 can (15-16 oz) can no-salt-added whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (15-oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup salsa verde
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 pkg (22-oz) grilled and fajita ready chicken breast strips
1 cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese
1/3 cup crushed baked tortilla chips, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.

Combine the corn, beans, salsa, spices, chicken and 3/4 cup of the cheese; transfer to the prepared casserole dish.

Bake at 350 degrees 30 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the casserole and bake another 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with the chips, if using. Omit the chips if you have serious blood sugar problems.