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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


3/4 lb lean salt pork or bacon, diced
4 1/2 lbs fresh turnip greens, trimmed
1 1/2 cups water
1 large onion, chopped
1 tsp Splenda Granulated
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

In a Dutch oven, fry the salt pork or bacon just until cooked thoroughly; drain, reserving the drippings. Return the meat and 2 tablespoons of the drippings to the pan.

Stir the remaining ingredients into the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes or until the greens are tender.

Yield: 8-10 servings

Variation: You can substitute fresh spinach for the turnip greens. Reduce the cooking time to 10 minutes or until tender.