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.

Monday, May 25, 2015


2 tbsp coconut oil
4 garlic cloves, sliced thin
20-oz fresh spinach
squeeze of lemon juice
dash of salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tbsp finely minced onion

Heat the oil in a large skillet or a Dutch oven; add the garlic and onion, cook 1 to 2 minutes until lightly browned. Add the spinach and toss to coat. Saute just until wilted, about 3 - 5 minutes.

Remove pan from the heat and add the salt, lemon juice and red pepper. Toss to coat; ready to serve.