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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


1 pkg (10-oz) fresh spinach, torn
3 small red potatoes, cooked and diced
2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 strips bacon, diced
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp Splenda Granulated (or equivilent of your favorite sweetener)
1/8 tsp black pepper

In a salad bowl, combine spinach, potatoes, eggs, and mushrooms.

In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels.

Saute onion in the bacon drippings until tender.

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, juice, vinegar, sweetener and pepper; stir until smooth. Stir mixture into the skillet; bring to a boil, cook while stirring 1 - 2 minutes or until slightly thickened and bubbly. Pour over the spinach mixture. Add bacon and toss. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving (1 cup): 60 calories, 6 g carbs, 4 g protein, 2 g fat
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 meat

Note: File Photo

Note: I got this recipe in the 1990s from a TOH magazine.