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, May 19, 2015


This is my diabetic adaptation of a recipe from a lady in Rapid City, South Dakota that I have had for years. Easy way to make breakfast or brunch for a crowd as it serves 10-12 people. It goes together quickly and frees you up to do other things while it bakes for a little less than an hour.

1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup butter
10 large eggs
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt, optional
2 cups (16-oz) fat-free small curd cottage cheese
2 cups (8-oz) shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
2 cups (8-oz) shredded low-fat Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 lb bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 can (2 .25-oz) sliced ripe olives, drained

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease a 9 X 13-inch baking pan; set aside.

Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and saute the mushrooms and bell pepper until tender.

In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, flour, baking powder, salt (if using) and mix well with a wire whisk. Add the mushrooms and peppers. Stir in the cheeses, sausage, bacon, and olives; mix well.

Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake another 25 to 35 minutes until a butter knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Picture from TOH