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, July 29, 2017


3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 1/2 to 2 lbs round steak, trimmed of fat
1 tbsp canola oil
1 cup sliced onions
1 lb carrots, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 can (14.5-oz) whole tomatoes
2 tsp Splenda brown sugar blend
1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

In a pie pan or shallow bowl combine the flours, salt, pepper, and dry mustard.  Cut the steak into pieces to fit in the cooker and dredge in the flour mixture. 

Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet and brown meat on both sides; place meat in the crockpot or slow cooker.  Add the onions and carrots to the cooker.

Combine the tomatoes with liquid, Splenda brown sugar blend, and Worcestershire sauce; pour mixture into cooker.  Place lid on cooker and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours or on high 3 to 5 hours.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Approximate per serving: 236 calories, 18 g carbs, 23 g protein

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