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, May 24, 2017


2 tablespoons butter, melted

4 venison steaks, 1/2-inch thick
1 large lemon, juiced and peel grated
1 cup chicken broth
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup fresh blueberries*
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet. Add the vension steaks and cook until medium rare (or desired doneness) and browned on both sides. Remove to a platter and keep warm.

De-glaze the skillet with the chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Cook over high heat until the liquid is reduced to a half cup. Lower the heat to medium and add the 4 tablespoons of butter, whisking in 1 at a time. Add the blueberries, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and pepper to the sauce.

To serve, pour the blueberry sauce over the steaks and serve immediately.

Note: File Photo