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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013


1/2 lb top sirloin steak, sliced thin
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
4 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp fresh minced gingerroot
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds, divided
2 tsp canola oil, divided
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 small yellow bell pepper, julienned
1 cup hot cooked brown rice for serving

In a small bowl combine the cornstarch, beef broth, soy sauce, gingerroot, and garlic until well blended; set aside.

In a large nonstick wok or skillet, stir-fry the beef and 1 teaspoon of the sesame seeds in 1 teaspoon of the oil until the beef is no longer pink.  Remove from skillet or wok and keep warm.

Add the remaining oil and stir-fry the broccoli for 2 minutes.  Add the bell pepper and stir-fry another 5 or 6 minutes until the veggies are crisp tender.  Stir the cornstarch mixture to re-blend and add to the vegetables.  Bring mixture to a boil; cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes until thickened.  Add the beef back into the pan and heat through.

Serve with the brown rice and sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds.