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, November 30, 2016


1 large onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs reduced-fat smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 can (15-16 oz) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15-16 oz) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 1/2-oz) stewed tomatoes
1 can (10-oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 can (8-oz) tomato sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, heat oil; add the onion and bell pepper. Saute veggies until tender. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until heated through.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving of 1 cup: 287 calories, 5 g (1 g sat) fat, 42 g carbs (7 g fiber), 19 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat

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