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.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


6 cups cooked beans: navy, pinto, Great Northern or a combo off any
1 meaty ham bone
1 cup cooked ham, diced
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 cup cubed potatoes
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots

Combine the first 10 ingredients in a 4-quart slow cooker or crock pot.  Add enough water to bring mixture to about 1-inch from the top.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low 5 to 8 hours until veggies are tender.

Remove and discard the bay leaf before serving.

Yield: 8 servings

Per serving: Calories 261, Total Fat 3 g, Carbs 39 g, Protein 21 g