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, March 9, 2017


1 (2 to 2 1/2-lb) sirloin steak cut 1 1/2-inches thick 

2 green onions, sliced including tops
1 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup canola or olive oil
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Trim excess fat from the steak. Place steak in large zip-type plastic bag that you sit in a shallow bowl.

To make the marinade: Combine the green onions, lemon peel and juice, oil, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper, stirring with a wire whisk. Pour the marinade into the bag. Close the bag and gently rotate around to coat the entire steak. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours up to 8 hours; turn the bag occasionally.

Remove the meat from the marinade and pat dry. Grill over medium coals (or on inside grill) turning only once during cooking. It takes about 18 to 22 minutes for medium rare; adjust your time accordingly. Brush occasionally with the marinade but not within the last 5 minutes of cooking time.

To serve, cut into thin slices slicing against the grain.

Yield: Approximately 8 servings.

Note: This is a file photo.