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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Yes, even creamy soup can fit into a diabetic's diet when done properly. Here is a tasty diabetic-friendly soup recipe.

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 lbs fresh asparagus, trimmed, peeled, coarsely chopped
2 cups sweet onion (1 large-size), coarsely chopped
32-oz reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp dried tarragon
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (Greek yogurt is better for diabetics than other yogurt)
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel

In a Dutch oven, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat; add the asparagus and onion. Cook, stirring, 10-12 minutes or until the asparagus is crisp-tender.

Add the chicken broth to the asparagus mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 6 to 8 minutes until the asparagus is tender. Remove pan from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir in the lemon juice, tarragon, salt and pepper.

Process in a blender, in batches, until smooth.

To serve, place individual servings in bowls and top with a dollop of the yogurt and sprinkle with lemon peel.

Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 91 calories, 5 g (3 g sat) fat, 13 mg cholesterol, 720 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein

Source: This is my diabetic version of a recipe I first saw in an old TOH magazine.