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, November 3, 2016


1 whole chicken
2 cloves garlic
2 celery stalks, diced
2 medium-size carrots, peeled and sliced
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 medium-size potato, cut into bite-size pieces
1 large tomato, diced
1/2 salsa
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp seasoned salt
1 cup dry whole-wheat noodles

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, boil the chicken in water. When chicken is cooked through, remove from broth, set chicken aside to cool.

Add the garlic, celery, carrots, onion, potato, tomato, salsa, cumin and seasoned salt to the broth. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and cook until the vegetables are tender.

While vegetables cook, remove the chicken skin and bones.

Add the chicken back into the broth along with the noodles and continue cooking another 10-12 minutes or until the noodles are tender.

Note: File Photo