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, November 12, 2013


This chili is a good way for diabetics to enjoy corn.  Combined with the beef and beans, it should not raise your blood sugar.

1 lb top round or chuck steak, cut into cubes
1 tbsp canola oil
1 cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup coarsely chopped yellow onion
1 garlic clove, minced
 3 (or 4) tbsp chili powder
3/4 cup A.1. Bold and Spicy Steak Sauce
2 cans (16-oz each) tomatoes, coarsely chopped (do not drain)
1 can (15-oz) chili beans, do not drain (may use red kidney beans, drained)
1 regular size can whole kernel corn

In a large pot or Dutch-oven heat the oil over medium-high heat; add the steak cubes and brown.  Drain if meat was fatty.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring about 3 minutes until tender.  Mix in the chili powder; cook stirring for a minute.

Add the steak sauce and tomatoes; heat to boiling.  Reduce the heat and cover; simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the beans and corn to the pot and simmer for another 15 minutes or until the steak cubes are tender.

Garnish with sour cream, red onion slices, grated cheese, or whatever you like.