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.

Friday, July 5, 2013


1 can (16-oz) refried beans
1 can (8-oz) tomato sauce
1 can (4-oz) chopped green chilies
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried onion flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
4 8-inch whole-grain flour tortillas
Vegetable cooking spray
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an 8-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl combine the beans, tomato sauce, chilies, cumin, chili powder, onion flakes, and garlic powder.

Place one of the tortillas in the prepared pan and spread a fourth of the bean mixture over the tortilla.  Repeat process with a second tortilla and another fourth of the bean mixture.  Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese over all.  Repent the process with the third tortilla and another fourth of the bean mixture.  Repeat with the last tortilla, the remaining bean mixture and the last cup of the cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is bubbly.