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, December 17, 2013


1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 lb bulk pork sausage (or another half pound of ground beef)
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper
4 cups water
1 envelope (4-serving size) onion soup mix
1 can (15 1/4-oz) red kidney beans, drained
1 can (14 1/2-oz) stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 cup brown minute rice
2 tbsp chopped parsley

To make meatballs:
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, sausage, egg, salt, and pepper thoroughly; shape into tiny meatballs.  Brown lightly in skillet.

Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in the onion soup mix.  Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.  Add the meatballs, beans, tomatoes, and carrots; simmer another 15 minutes.  Stir in the rice; cover and remove from heat.  Let stand 5 minutes or until rice is tender.

Add the parsley before serving.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.