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.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


1 jar (6-oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drain and reserve marinade
1/3 cup chicken broth
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 medium-size red bell peppers, cut lengthwise into quarters
4 green onions, sliced
1/4 tsp black pepper

Place drained artichokes in refrigerator. In a shallow glass dish, mix marinade and broth. Add chicken and bell peppers, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, turning occasionally.

Heat grill. Remove chicken and peppers from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken on medium hot grill, cover and cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken, add peppers, cover and cook 10-15 minutes or until chicken is done.

Strain marinade and place in a small saucepan with the artichokes, onion, and pepper. Heat to boiling, cook 1 minute while stirring. Serve with the chicken and peppers.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 200 calories, 9 g carbs, 29 g protein, 5 g (1/2 sat) fat
Diabetic exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 3 1/2 very clean meat, 1/2 fat

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


4 (6 -8 oz) catfish fillets, patted dry
2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
2 tbsp olive or canola oil
3/4 cup mild salsa verde
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning on both sides of the fish fillets.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish (2 at a time if necessary); cook until lightly browned (approximately 3 minutes), turn and repeat on other side. Fish is done when just opaque.

Combine the salsa and cilantro; and place atop the fish for serving.

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving: 345 calories, 2.5 g carbs, 31.5 g protein,