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.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


4 tbsp butter, divided
1 large onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 lb sliced fresh mushrooms
1 zucchini, sliced crosswise
1 1/2 lbs boneless beef top sirloin, cut into thin strips then cut in half crosswise
1/4 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper

In a large nonstick skillet, melt half the butter over medium heat.  Add the onion, half the garlic, and half the parsley.  Cook the mixture until the onion is golden, about 5 minutes.

Add the mushrooms and the zucchini to the skillet and cook for another 5 minutes or until tender, stirring constantly.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the steak pieces.  Add remaining butter to the skillet and melt over medium-high heat.  Add the seasoned steak, remaining garlic, and parsley; cook for 5 minutes or until meet reaches your desired doneness while stirring constantly.

Return veggie mixture to skillet and reheat until heated through.