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.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


1 tsp canola oil
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans black beans, rinsed, drained, mashed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp chicken broth
sour cream, optional

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for a minute. Add the remaining ingredients except the sour cream.  Continue to cook, stirring and mashing beans until heated through. This will take about 3 to 4 minutes.

When serving, top with sour cream, if desired.