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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 can (28-oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (4-oz) chopped green chilies
1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs (approx1/2" thick) boneless round steak

In a 2-quart saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in half of the olive oil; add the tomatoes, chilies, and 1/2 tsp salt. Simmer the mixture, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes until slightly thickened.

While the above mixture simmers, combine the flour, pepper, and remaining teaspoon salt in a shallow dish or pie plate. Cut the steak into six serving-size pieces and dredge in the flour mixture.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Heat the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet and brown the steak on both sides. Transfer the steak to an ungreased 9 x 13-inch baking dish or pan. Pour half the tomato mixture over the steak; set remaining mixture aside.

Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours or until steak is tender.

Reheat the remaining tomato mixture to serve as a sauce with the steak.

Yield: 6 servings

Note: File Photo of this recipe.

Source: 2001 Best of Country Cooking