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.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


1 1/2 lbs ground beef
4 celery ribs, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
7 cups chopped cabbage
2 cans (16-oz each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (28-oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cups beef broth
1 can (15-oz) tomato sauce
2 medium carrots, chopped
1/2 tsp Splenda Granulated
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cook the ground beef, celery and onion in a Dutch oven over medium heat until meat is browned and the veggies are tender: drain. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for approximately 1 hour until cabbage is tender.

Yield: 14 1-cup servings
Per serving: Approximately 170 calories, 16 g carbs, 15 g protein
Diabetic exchange: 1 1/2 meats, 1 starch

Note: File Photo
This is one of my old 1990s recipes from TOH.