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 11, 2016


Note: This salad makes 12 servings. Cut ingredients in half for 6 servings. This makes a perfect salad for a group or to take to pitch-in luncheons.

12 cups torn romaine lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 medium cucumber, halved, sliced
1/2 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 medium red onion, cut into thin rings
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Combine the above ingredients in a large bowl. Make the dressing and pour over the salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately after adding dressing.

Lemon Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp black pepper

Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously to mix well before pouring over the salad.

Yield: 12 servings
Per serving of 1 1/4 cups: 87 calories, 7 g (2 sat) fat, 196 mg sodium, 6 g carbs (2 g fiber), 2 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable

Note: File Photo

I got this recipe 15-16 years ago from a Light & Tasty magazine.