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.

Monday, June 8, 2015


I am a big fan of my slow cookers. Here is a favorite recipe:

2 lbs sirloin steak, cut into 1 1/2 to 2-inch strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 cube beef bouillon cube
1/4 cup hot water
2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 small yellow onion, cut into strips
1 large green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 large red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 can (14.5-oz) stewed tomatoes, do not drain
3 tbsp lite soy sauce
1 tsp Splenda granulated
1 tsp salt

Heat coconut oil in large skillet; add the steak strips and garlic. Cook meat/garlic until browned and transfer to the slow cooker.

Dissolve the bouillon cube in the hot water. When bouillon is completely dissolved, stir in the cornstarch until smooth. Pour over the steak in the slow cooker.

Stir the remaining ingredients into the cooker; place lid on cooker.

Cook on high 3 to 4 hours or on low 6 to 8 hours or until meat is tender.

Yield: 6 servings

Note: This is yummy served with hot brown rice.

Note: File Photo