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, June 7, 2017


1 cup herbed croutons

1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts
2 tbsp instant minced onion
2 tbsp snipped parsley
1 tsp crushed red chili pepper
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tbsp water
3/4 tsp salt
8 loin pork chops, 1 1/4-inch thick cut with pockets
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 jar (10-oz) sugar-free apple jelly
2 tbsp lemon juice

In a medium bowl mix the croutons, peanuts, onion, parsley, and chili pepper. Stir together the melted butter, water, and 3/4 teaspoon salt; pour over the crouton mixture and toss to moist all.

Trim any excess fat from the pork chops; season with the 1 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Stuff the pork chop pockets with the crouton mixture. Close the openings with skewers.

Heat the apple jelly and lemon juice just to boiling, stirring constantly.

Place the pork chops on grill 4-inches from heat on outdoor grill). Cook 1 hour or until done, turning every 15 minutes and basting with the jelly-lemon mixture during the last half of the grilling time.

Yield: 8 servings

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