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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Popcorn is a whole grain and makes a good snack for diabetics. But that does not include popcorn that has been drenched in butter or is candy-coated. To make a tasty popcorn snack try this recipe that uses spices to add flavor to the popcorn.

3 quarts popped popcorn
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt, optional
1/4 tsp ground cumin

Place the popcorn in a large bowl.

Combine the butter, oil, mustard and spices in a bowl until well combined. Pour over the popcorn and toss until well coated.

Note: Add unsalted peanuts for variety, if desired.

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