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.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


1 (1 lb) pork loin roast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
nonstick cooking spray
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
1 cup water
1 can (16-oz) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen cut okra
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen succotash
1 beef bouillon cube
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf

Spray a Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Add the pork; cook, stirring, 4 minutes or until browned. Remove pork from pan.

Add the butter to the Dutch oven; stir in the flour. Cook, stirring, until roux is browned; whisk in the water.

Add the pork back into the pan along with the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15-20 minutes.

Remove bay leaf and discard before serving.

Yield: 4 servings