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, January 26, 2017


1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 (1 to 1 1/4 lb) round steak
1 tbsp canola or olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 small to medium green bell pepper, diced
1 can whole tomatoes, do not drain
1/4 to 1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
4 large red potatoes, halved

Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish or pie plate. Add the meat and coat on both sides, pounding flour into the meat.

Heat the oil in a large deep skillet or a Dutch oven; add meat and onion; brown meat on both sides. Add the bell pepper, tomatoes, water, thyme and bay leaf. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer 1 1/4 hours. Turn meat and add the potatoes. Continue to simmer until meat and potatoes are tender.

To serve, remove meat and potatoes to a serving platter and spoon sauce over all. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Yield: 4 to 8 servings
Note: File Photo