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.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


1 link (4-oz) turkey Italian sausage
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded, finely chopped
1 small sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1/2" cubes
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp chipotle chile flakes

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.

Remove the turkey from the casing and shape into grape-sized ballls.  Add to the skillet and brown over medium heat, stirring frequently for 3 to 5 minutes until browned.  Remove sausage to a small bowl.

Spray the skillet again and add the onion, bell pepper, and the sweet potato.  Add the salt, pepper, cumin, and chile flakes.  Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 5 to 8 minutes or until the sweet potato is partially tender.  Add the sausage back into the skillet and cook over medium heat 5 minutes without stirrng, until the hash is browned on the bottom.
To serve, divide equally among 2 plates.

Yield: 2 servings
Per serving: 186 cal, 4 g (1 sat) fat, 13 g protein, 23 g carbs, 17 mg chol, 4 g dietary fiber, 417 mg sod
Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 meat, 1/2 fat

Note: This recipe is from an old Diabetic Cooking Magazine.