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.

Monday, August 24, 2015


3 cups cauliflowerets
3 cups broccoli florets
2 medium carrots, sliced thin
1 medium zucchini, quartered and thinly sliced
1 small red onion, cut in half lengthwise then sliced thin
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Splenda granulated
2 tbsp olive or canola oil
Sunflower kernels

In a large heat-proof bowl, combine the cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, zucchini and onion; set aside.

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the vinegar and Splenda to a boil; remove from the heat and stir in the oil. Pour mixture over the vegetables and toss to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Sprinkle with sunflower kernels just before serving.

Yield: 12 servings
Per serving: Diabetic Exchanges = 1 1/2 vegetable and 1/2 fat

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Source: Country Magazine 1999