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, September 19, 2016


1 small eggplant, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
3/4 cup tomato sauce
1 small onion, peeled and sliced
1 small bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 can (4-oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
Garlic salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/8 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp basil
3-oz part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Bake eggplant slices, uncovered, in a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet 15-20 minutes or until soft.

Meanwhile in a small saucepan, combine tomato sauce, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic salt, pepper, oregano, and basil; simmer 15 minutes.

Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and place half the eggplant slices over the bottom. Pour half the tomato sauce mixture over the eggplant and sprinkle with half the cheeses. Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Before serving, garnish if desired.

Yield: 4 servings
Note: This is a file photo.