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, December 14, 2016


1 lb ground turkey

1 cup chopped onion
1 medium bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (16-oz) red kidney beans, drained
1 can (16-oz) Great Northern beans, drained
1 can (16-oz) black beans, drained
3 cups water
2 cans, whole tomatoes, undrained, chopped
1 can (8-oz) tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups sliced carrots
2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp chicken-flavored bouillon granules
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

In a large skillet, cook turkey, onion, bell pepper, and garlic until turkey is no longer pink. Drain off any fat.
Transfer mixture to  a crock pot/slow cooker. Add the beans, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrots, spices and bouillon. Place lid on cooker and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or on high 4 to 5 hours.

Before serving, mash beans slightly to make a thicker soup. Garnish, if desired.

Yield: 10 servings