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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017


2 1/2 lbs Brussels sprouts, trimmed
4 slices bacon, cut up
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
4 sprigs thyme or savory + 2 tsp leaves, divided
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tsp lemon juice, optional

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. If sprouts are very small, cut in half; otherwise cut into quarters. Cook in the boiling water until barely tender, 3 to 5 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until brown but not crisp, about 3 to 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove to a paper towel to drain. Pour out the bacon fat, leaving 1 tablespoonful.

Add the oil to the pan and heat over medium heat; add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft but not browned. Reduce heat if necessary to keep from browning, should take about 4 minutes.

Stir in thyme sprigs, salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium high; add sprouts and cook, tossing or stirring occasionally, until tender and warmed through. This should take about 3 minutes. Remove the herbs; add bacon and thyme leaves. Also add lemon juice, if using, and toss to coat sprouts.

    Yield: 10 (approximate 3/4 cup) servings

Note: Recipe and photo from Eating Well.