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 3, 2017


1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt, optional
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp minced fresh parsley
Mix salad greens
Cucumber, sliced thin
Red bell pepper, cut into strips

In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first seven ingredients; shake well to thoroughly combine.

In a large salad bowl, combine the salad greens, sliced cucumber, and bell pepper.

Drizzle amount of dressing desired over salad; toss to coat.

Yield: Approximately 1 1/3 cups dressing and salad as desired.

Note: Unused dressing should be kept in the refrigerator; shake well before using.

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