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.

Friday, November 25, 2016


1 envelope dry onion soup mix (I also like to use onion-mushroom soup mix)
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 tsp ground ginger
1 (3 to 3 1/2-lb) boneless beef roast
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into chunks
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp white whole-wheat flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large ovenproof Dutch oven, combine the soup mix, water, soy sauce, Splenda, and ginger; add the roast. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 1 3/4 hour and 45 minutes.

Add the potatoes and bake, covered, for another 45 minutes to an hour until the meat and potatoes are tender. Remove the roast and potatoes to a warm serving platter and keep warm.

In a small cup, using a wire whisk, blend the water and flour together until smooth. Add mixture to the juices in the Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with the meat and potatoes.

Note: If you are having trouble controlling your blood sugar, omit the gravy.

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