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, May 11, 2015


2 tbsp champagne or rice vinegar
4 tsp Dijon mustard
dash of salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
10 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
1 rotisserie chicken, skinned, shredded
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Gradually add the oil while whisking. Whisk until blended well.

In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, cheese and almonds. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: 275 calories, 17 g (4 g sat) fat, 4 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 1/2 fat
Note: Remember olive oil is good healthy fats

Note: This is my diabetic adaptation of a recipe I got last year from TOH.