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 13, 2015


2 limes
1 lb pork tenderloin
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt

Finely shred the peel from the limes; juice limes.

Place pork in a resealable plastic bag; add lime peel and juice, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, chili powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper and salt. Seal bag and knead to combine; set in a large bowl. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours for pork to marinate.

Drain pork and discard the marinade.

Adjust grill for indirect cooking. Cover pork and grill 25 to 30 minutes or until done (meat thermometer should read at least 145 degrees.) Remove pork from the grill and let stand 3 to 5 minutes then cut into 1/2-inch thick slices.

Serving suggestion: Serve with guacamole and fresh lime wedges. Sprinkle with additional chopped cilantro, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 188 calories, 4 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein

Source: Old BH&G recipe.