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, November 23, 2016


1 fresh young roaster, giblets removed
3garlic cloves, minced
Finely grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
6 medium-size red potatoes, halved or quartered

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix the garlic, lemon juice and peel, oil, and spices.

Place chicken, breast side up, in a lightly oiled large roasting pan. Place the potatoes around the chicken. Drizzle the entire garlic mixture over the chicken and onto the potatoes.

Bake at 425 degrees 20 to 25 minutes per pound of the chicken or until the chicken is cooked through. A meat thermometer should read 180 degrees when inserted in the thigh. Stir potatoes once or twice to brown evenly.

Yield: 8 servings
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