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, April 25, 2014


1 1/4 lb extra-lean (at least 90% lean) ground beef
3/4 lb bulk Italian sausage
1 large egg
1 can (8-oz) pizza sauce
1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
1/4 tsp black pepper
8-oz shredded Italian cheese blend
2 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach leaves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix the meats with the egg, 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce, bread crumbs, and pepper; combine well.

On a sheet of foil, pat the meat mixture into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with the cheese, gently pressing into the meat. Top cheese with the spinach.

Starting at a short end, roll up tightly, using the foil to get started; tuck in spinach leaves as you go. Seal the ends and place seam side down in an ungreased 12 x 8-inch (2-quart) baking dish.

Bake for 1 hour. Spread the remaining pizza sauce over the top of the roll. Bake another 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the meat reads 160 degrees.

Let roll stand 10 minutes before slicing to serve. Cut into 8 slices.

Note: Be sure you roll tightly!