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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups diced potatoes
1 cup sliced celery
1 pkg (1lb) frozen mixed vegetables
3 cups water
2 cans (10.5-oz each) condensed beef broth
1 can (14.5-oz) diced tomatoes, do not drain
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook beef, onion and garlic, over medium-high heat until beef is cooked through; drain in a colander and rinse with hot water. Wipe out pan with a paper towel to get any remaining fat. Return beef mixture to the pan.

Stir the potatoes, celery, mixed vegetables, water, broth, tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture. Allow mixture to come to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally during the cooking process.

Ladle into serving bowls to serve and serve with a whole-grain crusty bread or whole-grain crackers, if desired.

Note: Use the condensed beef broth (sold with the soups) rather than ready-to-use beef broth for a stronger beef flavor.

Note: This is a recipe I got from Pillsbury years ago.