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.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


NOTE: I found this recipe in a Diabetes Cookbook from Prevention Magazine several years ago. The picture is a file photo.

1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into chunks
1/2 medium to large apple, peeled and cut into chunks
3/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt

Put the pork, apple and spices into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process about 1 minute until finely chopped. Wash hands thoroughly then using hands shape the mixture into 24 patties. Coat tops lightly with vegetable oil spray. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place patties, sprayed side down, in pan. Cook approximately 5 minutes, turning as needed, until brown and no pink remains. Reduce heat if the patties start to brown too quickly.

This makes 8 servings of 3 patties each. Per serving: 73 calories, 1 g carbs, 12 g protein

After cooking, patties may be kept in refrigerator in a resealable plastic freezer bag for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 6 weeks. To reheat, place on a microwave-safe plate, cover loosely with waxed paper or paper towel. Microwave on medium power for 1 minute or until heated through.