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, August 22, 2015


8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
1/4 salt
1 tbsp canola and olive oil
6-oz andouille sausage links, sliced
2 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
1 (14-oz) can lower-sodium chicken broth
1 can (14.5-oz) diced tomatoes, do not drain
1 tsp dried thyme
1 small zucchini or yellow summer squash. cut into 1-inch pieces

Pat chicken dry; sprinkle with salt.

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the oil and when oil is hot add the chicken, skin side down, and cook 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Remove from skillet to a Dutch oven.

Drain all but 2 tablespoons of drippings from the skillet. Add the sausage to skillet and cook over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes to brown on all sides. Add to the chicken in the Dutch oven.

Add the bell peppers and onion to the same skillet and cook a few minutes until they start to soften. Sprinkle the flour over the veggies and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth until blended; stir in the tomatoes and thyme. Pour mixture over the chicken and sausage.

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes.

Add the squash and continue to cook on low heat until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are tender, about 15-20 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 560 calories, 18.5 g carbs, 3.5 g fiber, 41 g protein

Note: File Photo of this recipe.
Source: Old Cooking Club magazine