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 16, 2016


1 (1-lb) beef flank steak
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce

Using a sharp knife, score the surface of the steak with shallow diagonal cuts at 1-inch intervals, making diamond shapes. Repeat on the other side.

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and hot pepper sauce; add the steak. Seal bag and turn to coat meat. Place in the refrigerator at least 8 hours up to overnight. Make the following sauce.

Horseradish Sauce:
1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tsp prepared horseradish

Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Cover bowl and refrigerate.

Drain steak and discard the marinade.

Grill the steak, covered, over medium heat for 7-9 minutes per side or until of desired doneness. Thinly slice the steak across the grain and serve with the sauce.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving of 1/4 of the steak and 2 tbsp sauce: Approximately 225 calories, 10 g fat (5 g sat), 3 g carbs, 26 g protein
Diabetic Exchange: 4 lean meat

Note: File Photo of this recipe.

This is my diabetic version of an old recipe from a Reiman Publication.