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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


This is a recipe I got several years ago from a TOH magazine but I made some changes to make it diabetic friendly.  A very tasty version of beef stew.

1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1 lb round steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tbsp vegetable oil (olive or coconut for us diabetics)
1 tbsp white whole-wheat or garbanzo bean flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
1 bay leaf
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch slices

Combine the salt, pepper, and paprika; toss with the beef cubes.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, brown the beef in the oil.  Sprinkle with the flour and stir well. Add the water, onion, tomato sauce, bouillon, caraway seeds, and bay leaf.  Cover and simmer for 1 hour.  Add the potatoes, turnips, and carrots; cover and simmer 45 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender.

Discard the bay leaf before serving.

Serves 4 to 6.