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 19, 2015


1 lb 90% lean ground beef
2 onions, sliced
3 carrots, sliced thin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup cold water
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
4 medium-size potatoes, unpeeled and sliced thin
1 can (14.5-oz) 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Lightly spray a 4-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Layer in the following order: ground beef, onions, carrots, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.

Dissolve the cream of tartar in the water in a bowl large enough to hold the potatoes. Place the potatoes in the water and toss to wet all; drain.

Combine the soup and milk; toss with the potatoes. Add the remaining salt and pepper. Layer potatoes over the other ingredients in the slow cooker.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: 216 calories, 7 gr fat (2.5 sat), 24 g carbs, 15 gr protein, 6 gr sugar, 3 gr fiber