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, April 26, 2017


1 can French-style green beans, well drained

1 can baby sweet peas, well drained
1 can shoepeg corn, well drained
2 oz. jar pimentos
1/2 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup chopped celery
1 onion, diced

Mix all the above ingredients together in a medium bowl.

1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tbsp water
3/4 cup vinegar
1 cup Splenda
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Combine dressing ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil mixture for two minutes; let cool completely. Pour cooled dressing over the vegetables; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight or about 8 hours. A perfect make-ahead dish.

Note: I suggest serving this with a lean protein item such as a pork chop, chicken breast, etc.
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