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.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


My version of this recipe from California is quick and easy when you buy and use a rotisserie chicken from your local deli.
2 tbsp champagne vinegar or rice vinegar
4 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
10 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and chicken roughly shredded
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup sliced almonds

In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in oil until blended.

In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, cheese and almonds.  Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad; toss to coat.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: 275 calories, 17 g fat(4 g saturated), 74 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium (if salt is used), 4 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 1/2 fat
Note: Remember olive oil is a healthy fat!

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