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, June 9, 2015


1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
3 tbsp Dijon mustard

1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a shallow bowl or pie pan, combine the pecans, bread crumbs, and spices.

Coat chicken pieces with mustard then in the pecan mixture. Place in the prepared baking pan and bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until the juices run clear and chicken is cooked through.

While chicken bakes, combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl to serve along side the chicken.

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