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, September 24, 2012


1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 can 4-oz) chopped mild green chilies
2 egg whites
1/2 cup cornmeal (not cornbread mix!)
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 can (8-oz) tomato sauce, divided
2 tbsp ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet that has sides or a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a medium-size mixing bowl combine the ground beef, onion, cilantro, chilies, egg whites, cornmeal, cumin, salt, pepper, and half the tomato sauce.  Mix the ingredients together well, using hands if necessary.

In a small bowl or cup combine the last half of the tomato sauce and the ketchup.

Place mixture in the prepared loaf pan or shape into a loaf and place on prepared baking sheet; spread the tomato sauce/ketchup mixture evenly over top of the meatloaf.

Bake for 55 minutes at 350 degrees.

Allow the meatloaf to stand 5 to 7 minutes before slicing to serve.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.