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.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and broken, if desired
3 tbsp olive or coconut oil, divided
1/2 tsp salt, divided
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp dill weed
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp Splenda Granulated
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, toss the beans with half the salt and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Divide the mixture evenly in two 15" x 10" x 1" baking pans and spread out on pans. Roast 30-35 minutes until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, dill, mustard, Splenda and pepper along with the remaining salt and oil until well blended.

Transfer beans to a large serving bowl and toss with the vinegar mixture to coat.

Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 108 calories, 7 g (1 g sat) fat, 11 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable