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, October 17, 2016


1 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp black pepper
Pinch dried thyme
3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
6 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 large tomato, diced
1/4 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

In a saucepan, combine the broth and seasonings. Add rice, cover and simmer approximately 1 hour until liquid is absorbed.

In a skillet, heat the olive oil and saute the pepper, onion, and garlic. Add the mushrooms and saute until tender. Stir in the rice and tomato.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

Transfer the rice mixture to the baking dish, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese over the casserole and bake, uncovered, for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 8 servings
Per 1/2- cup serving: 110 calories, 17 g carbs, 5 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

Note: This is a wild rice dish file photo. It is not quite an actual depiction of this recipe.