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 27, 2015


2 pkg (17.6-oz each) turkey breast cutlets, cut into 1-inch strips
1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive or coconut oil
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
1 cup salsa verde
12 romaine lettuce leaves

Combine the turkey strips, oil, garlic salt and pepper in a large bowl; toss to coat the turkey.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the turkey mixture (in batches, if necessary). Cook, stirring for 3 to 4 minutes or until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.

If cooking in batches, return all turkey to the pan and stir in the salsa verde; heat through.

To serve, place turkey mixture into lettuce leaves and sprinkle with cilantro. The lettuce leaves will work as a taco shell would.

Yield: 6 servings of 2 each
Per serving: 229 calories, 4 g (1 sat) fat, 3 g carbs, 42 g protein

Note: This is my diabetic version of a TOH recipe. The picture is also from TOH.