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!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


1 cup (1/2 of 15-oz can) refried beans
1 can (4-oz) mild green chilies, drained and chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
4 slices American cheese
8 flour tortillas
1 cup chopped lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped

In a large bowl combine the beans, 2 tablespoons of the chiles, the onion, and salt until mixed well. Add the ground beef to the bean mixture and mix well. Shape into 8 even sized patties. Cook on grill until of the desired doneness. Place 1/2 slice of the cheese atop each meat patty.

Heat the tortillas on the grill just until warmed. Put a burger on half of each tortilla. Wrap tortilla over burger and serve with the lettuce and tomato for garnish.

Yield: 8 servings