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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Beans are important in the diabetics diet. This is a great alternative to beef.

1 can (15-oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried cumin
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 egg

Place beans in a large mixing bowl and partially mash using a fork. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Divide mixture into four equal parts and shape into patties.

If grilling, spray grill with non-stick cooking spray. Grill about five minutes on each side.

If cooking in skillet or on griddle, spray surface before cooking and again when you turn burgers.

I like to serve on a whole-grain sandwich thin instead of a bun. Garnish with your favorites, I prefer pickle, onion, lettuce and tomato.

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