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.

Saturday, November 12, 2016


1 (8 1/2 lbs) bone-in turkey breast
3 tbsp lemon juice, divided
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp rubbed sage

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using your fingers, loosen the skin but leave attached along bottom edge.

In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the oil, the garlic and remaining spices; spread under the turkey skin. Combine the remaining lemon juice and oil; set aside.

Place the turkey breast on a rack in a shallow pan and bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees, basting every 15-20 minutes with the lemon/oil mixture.

Remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Remove skin and discard before carving.

Yield: 16 servings
Per serving: Approximtely 160 calories, 1 g carbs, 31 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat

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