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, February 7, 2017


1 cup chopped yellow onion

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tbsp canola oil
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and very well drained
2/3 cup finely chopped cooked ham
5 eggs
3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9-inch pie plate or quiche dish.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat; add the onion and mushrooms and saute until tender. Add the spinach and ham to the skillet. Cook, stirring, until the excess moisture is cooked out. Allow to cool somewhat before adding eggs.

Beat the eggs; add cheese and mix together well. Stir in the pepper and the spinach mixture; blend together well. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Note: This is a file photo