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.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 tsp dried oregano
3/4 tsp pepper
1 lb beef flank steak

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, canola oil, tomato paste, garlic, oregano, and pepper.  On both sides of the steak, cut a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch thick.  Place the steak in the bag with the marinade; seal bag and turn to coat the steak.  Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Drain marinade from the steak and discard marinade.  Place the steak on broiler pan and broil 4-inches from the heat for approximately 8 minutes per side.  Meat should reach 140 degrees for a rare steak, 160 degrees for medium, and 170 degrees for well done.

Garnish plate as desired.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: Approximately 208 calories, 12 g (4 g sat.) fat, 54 mg cholesterol, 531 mg sodium, 1 g carbs, 23 g protein, only a trace of fiber.
Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat