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, December 30, 2016


1 1/2 cups uncooked whole-grain spiral pasta
1 lb boneless beef sirloin, cut into 1/8-inch strips
1 tbsp olive or canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 can (14.5-oz) diced tomatoes, do not drain
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar OR cider vinegar
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp Splenda Granulated
1/2 tsp salt, optional
1/4 tsp caraway seeds
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup cold water

Cook pasta according to the package directions.

While the pasta cooks, stir-fry the beef in a large nonstick skillet about 5 minutes or until browned. Add the onion and bell pepper, cooing and stirring for a couple of minutes. Stir in the tomatoes with their juice, water, broth, vinegar, paprika, Splenda, salt, caraway seeds, and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine the flour and cold water, stirring until smooth; stir into the skillet.

Bring mixture to a boil and cook, stirring, two minutes or until thickened.

Drain the pasta and stir into the beef mixture.

Yield: 6 servings
Per serving of 1 cup: Approximately 270 calories, 7 g (2 g sat) fat, 29 g carbs, 2+ fiber, 22 g protein
Diabetic exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat

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