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, June 3, 2015


1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
3 pounds beef short ribs
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 cup, low-sugar ketchup
1/2 cup packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 teaspoons salt

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ribs and brown on all sides. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 1 hour; drain.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine  the remaining ingredients; mix well and pour over ribs.

Cover and cook 1-1/2 hours, or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.

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