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, December 10, 2016


3 tbsp Dijon mustard
4 tsp minced garlic, divided
2 (1-lb each) whole well-trimmed pork tenderloins
2 tbsp dried thyme
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb fresh asparagus spears, ends trimmed
1 red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch wide strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch wide strips
1 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine mustard and 3 teaspoons of the garlic in a small bowl or cup. Place the tenderloins on waxed paper covered surface and spread the mixture over the top and sides.

In a small bowl or cup, combine the spices; reserve 1 teaspoonful of the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining mixture evenly over the tenderloins, patting down so it sticks to the surface.

Place tenderloins on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

Arrange the asparagus spears and pepper strips in a single layer in a shallow casserole dish or a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Add 1/4 cup of the broth, reserved spice mixture and the remaining garlic; toss to coat.

Roast the vegetables in the oven with the tenderloins 15 to 20 minutes or until the meat is done and veggies are tender. Meat should read 160 degrees with a meat thermometer.

Transfer the tenderloins to a carving board and tent with foil. Allow to stand 5 minutes.

Arrange the veggies on a serving plate and keep warm. Add the remaining 3/4 cup broth and pan juices to the roasting pan. Place over burner/s and simmer about 4 minutes over medium-high heat until juices are reduced to about 3/4 cup, stirring often.

Carve the tenderloins into 1/4-inch slices and arrange on a serving platter.

To serve, spoon the juices over the meat and veggies.

Yield: 8 servings