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.

Sunday, July 5, 2015


2 1/2 lbs medium-size yellow squash
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs + additional for topping
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Splenda granulated
1 tbsp chopped onion
dash of freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray or grease lightly; set aside.

Cut tips off the squash and cut each into 4 pieces. Place in a large saucepan and cover with boiling water; cook until tender. Drain in a colander and mash in a mixing bowl. Add the egg, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, butter, Splenda, onion and pepper; combine well.

Transfer mixture to the prepared casserole dish and cover top lightly with bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned.

Note: This is a side dish that should be served with a protein item.

Note: File Photo