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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


1 large (1 1/2 lb) acorn squash
1/4 cup Balsamic viniagrette dressing
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3 tbsp sugar-free maple-flavored syrup

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil; set aside.

Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds and discard them. Place squash halves, cut side down, on a cutting board and cut each half into 6 slices crosswise. Place slices in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, combine the dressing, nutmeg and syrup until well blended. Pour over the squash slices and toss to coat. Place the slices in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until squash is tender, turning once about halfway through the cooking time.

Yield: 6 servings

Please note this is a side dish that should be eaten with a lean protein item.

Note: I took a Kraft recipe and made it diabetic-friendly.