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.

Friday, November 18, 2016


1 pkg (10-oz) frozen corn
8 cups (approx. 2 lb) fresh broccoli florets
6 cups (1medium-size head) cauliflower florets
6 green onions, sliced
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
1 cup fat-free sour cream

Cook corn according to package directions, drain and cool.

In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cauliflower, onions, and the corn.

In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing mix with the sour cream; mix well to blend. Pour dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

Yield: 12-14 servings
Per 1 cup: 90 calories, 18 g carbs, 6 g protein, trace of fat
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable

Note: I got the basics of this recipe and this photo from a 1990s TOH.