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.

Friday, October 28, 2011


1 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 can (28-oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (8-oz) tomato sauce
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/8 tsp paprika
1 can (16-oz) chili beans, drained

In a large skillet brown the ground beef, stirring to crumble, along with the chopped onion and bell pepper.  Drain off the excess fat.  Stir in the diced tomatoes including the juice, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, cayenne, and paprika.  Heat to boiling; reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.  Stir in the chili beans and cook another 30 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings