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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


1/2 lb beef flank steak
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped (use gloves and/or scrub hands thoroughly after handling)
2 tbsps packed brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup lime juice
6 green onions, thinly sliced
4 carrots, diagonally cut into thin slices
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
4 romaine lettuce leaves

Place the steak in a ziptop food storage bag.

In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, jalapeno peppers, brown sugar, and garlic; mix well.  Pour mixture over the steak in the bag.  Seal bag securely and turn to coat the steak.  Marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat the broiler.

Drain the steak and discard the marinade.  Place steak on broiler pan and broil 4 inches from the heat for at least 13 minutes then until done to suit your taste.

Remove the steak from the heat and allow to stand for 15 minutes.

Slice the steak in thin strips across the grain.  In a large bowl, toss strips with the lime juice, carrots, green onions, and cilantro.

Serve the salad immediately on the lettuce leaves.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 141 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated), 14 g carbs, 13 g protein