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, February 25, 2014


1 lb round steak, cut into chunks
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup water
2 tomatoes, cut into eighths
hot brown rice for 4, for serving

Brown the beef in the hot oil in a large deep skillet; add garlic and cook until garlic looks yellow.

Add the soy sauce, salt, and 1/4 cup of water to the beef/garlic; cook 45 minutes.

Add the bell pepper, onion, and celery; cook for 10 minutes.

Stir the cornstarch into the 1 cup of water until blended; stir into the meat mixture.

Add the tomatoes to skillet and cook for 5 minutes.

Serve over the hot fluffy brown rice.