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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


2 cups canned pinto beans, drained
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & minced (handle carefully)
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup chopped scallions or green onions
1 large celery stalk, sliced thin
2 tbsps tomato juice
4 tsps red wine vinegar
1 tsp canola oil
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded low-fat Mexican-blend cheese

Combine the beans, jalapeno, tomatoes, scallions or green onions, and celery together in a large bowl; toss gently.

In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato juice, vinegar, oil, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper; pour over the bean mixture.

Sprinkle the cheese overall.

Yield: 4 cups