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.

Friday, February 7, 2014


3 celery ribs, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 3/4 cups tomato juice
2 cans (16-oz each) kidney beans, drained
3/4 tsp oregano
3/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
12-oz smoked sausage or kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3 cups cooked brown rice for serving

Combine the celery, onion, garlic, tomato juice, beans, spices, and sausage in a slow cooker or crock pot.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low 4 to 6 hours.

To serve, ladle the mixture over the hot brown rice.