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, September 22, 2016


3 cups cut fresh green beans
4 tbsp chopped pecans
Sprinkle dried onion flakes, optional
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Place the beans and onion flakes, if using, in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook uncovered approximately 10 minutes until crisp tender.

While the beans cook, saute the pecans in the butter 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown. Drain beans and add to the skillet. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper; toss to coat.

Yield: 4 servings
Note: File Photo