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.

Thursday, November 3, 2016


1 lb ground beef, browned and well drained
1 tbsp taco seasoning
1 can refried beans
1 cup salsa (check for sugar content)
1 cup fat-free sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
1 cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 - 3/4 cup black olives (I prefer them chopped)
1 large Roma tomato, diced - optional

In a bowl, combine the ground beef, taco seasoning, and refried beans until combined. Spread mixture over the bottom of a pie plate. Layer the remaining ingredients over the beef/bean mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Serve with baked whole-grain tortilla chips or Beanito chips.

Remember this is an appetizer or snack. Do not make a meal of this.