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, December 29, 2016


4 (4-oz each) catfish fillets
3 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 tbsp olive oil mayonnaise
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp ketchup
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
4 lemon wedges for serving

In a bowl, make a yogurt sauce by combining the yogurt, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, thyme, and lemon peel. Cover sauce and refrigerate until serving time.

In a small bowl, combine the paprika, onion powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; rub mixture over both sides of the fish fillets.

Grill fish, covered, in a grill basket sprayed with nonstick cooking spray over medium-hot heat OR broil 6-inches from the heat for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Serve with the yogurt sauce and lemon wedges.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving of 1 fillet with 1 tablespoon of sauce: Approximately 180 calories, 9 g (2 g sat) fat, 5 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat

Note: File Photo