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.

Monday, January 16, 2012


1 lb extra-lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 pkg 1 1/4-oz) chili seasoning mix
1 can (28-oz) tomatoes, do not drain
1 can (28-oz crushed tomatoes, do not drain
1 can hot chili beans, do not drain
1 oz (1 square) unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
8 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas

Cook the ground beef and onion in a nonstick Dutch oven over medium heat.  Stir meat occasionally during cooking to break-up.  Cook until beef in cooked through; drain off excess fat.

Stir the seasoning mix, tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and beans into them meat/onion mixture.  Turn heat to high and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the chocolate until melted. 

Serve mole with the corn tortillas.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley, if desired.