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 20, 2016


Olive oil cooking spray
2 cups chopped red bell pepper
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tbsp Splenda Granulated
1 can (19-oz) garbanzo beans, drained

Spray a nonstick saute pan with the olive oil cooking spray. Add the bell pepper and saute 4-5 minutes; set aside.

In a food processor, combine the remaining ingredients, add sauteed peppers. Puree 1 minute, scrap down sides and continue to puree until smooth.

Place in a covered bowl and refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with additional chopped parsley, if desired.

Yield: 15-16 servings

Note: Garbanzo beans are excellent for diabetics.