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, January 28, 2014


1 1/2 lbs boneless pork, cut into bite-size cubes
1 tbsp coconut or canola oil
4 cups water
1 tbsp chicken bouillon granules
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
2 lbs small red potatoes, quartered
4 medium-size Granny Smith apples, peeled & cut into wedges
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp cold water

In a Dutch oven, heat the oil, add the pork and cook until browned.

Add the 4 cups water, bouillon granules, thyme, pepper, and bay leaf to the pork; bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours until pork is starting to get tender.

Add the potatoes to the Dutch oven, cover and cook 15 minutes. Add the apples, replace cover and cook another 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp tender.  Discard bay leaf.

Combine the cornstarch and cold water together until smooth; stir into the Dutch oven.  Bring to a boil; cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes to thicken.

Note: This is a recipe I got from Taste of Home 12-15 years ago.