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.

Friday, July 3, 2015


4 to 5 cooked chicken breasts, diced
1 cup walnuts, toasted
1 pkg (1/2 lb) snow peas blanced for 1 minute then cooled
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain low-fat, low-sugar yogurt
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp white-wine vinegar
1 tsp salt, optional
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 small Granny Smith (or other tart) apples, chopped
lemon juice for tossing apples
5 stalks celery, chopped

Toss the chopped apples with the lemon juice to avoid discoloration. Drain any excess juice.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to mix well.

Refrigerate until serving time and refrigerate any leftovers.

Note: This is a file photo as I did not take a picture of this salad.