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, February 9, 2014


1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour OR garbanzo bean flour
2 tbsp olive or coconut oil
1 1/2 cups water
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 large zucchini, cut into chunks
1 1/2 to 2 cups whole kernel corn
1 medium-size onion, cut into wedges
2 cans (4-oz each) chopped green chilies, undrained
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional

Toss the beef cubes in the flour until coated.

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; brown the beef in the oil.  Add the water, garlic, salt, and pepper; reduce heat, cover and simmer for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes until the meat is tender.  Add the zucchini, corn, onion, and chilies; bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat, cover, simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with the cheese, if desired.

This is from an old Taste of Home Book.