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, February 11, 2013


1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 tsp canola or olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp chili powder
1 can (14.5-oz) diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
1 can (16-oz) chili beans, undrained
1/2 cup salsa
4 fresh parsley sprigs for garnish

In a large saucepan, place the sweet potatoes with just enough water to cover fully.  Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes until almost tender.  Drain in a colander.

Add the oil to the same saucepan; add the onion and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the chicken, garlic, and chili powder; cook 3 minutes while stirring often.  Add the tomatoes with juices, undrained beans, salsa, and the partially cooked sweet potatoes.  Bring mixture to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly done.

To serve, dip into serving bowls and garnish each bowl with a fresh parsley sprig.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 258 calories, 1 g fat, 34 g carbs, 27 g protein, 7g fiber, 496 mg sodium