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!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


1 lb large peeled shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 bottle (16-oz) lowfat, sugar-free Italian salad dressing
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp hot pepper sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 small zucchini
8 small whie onions, peeled
1 can (8-oz) pineapple chunks, drained
8 large fresh mushrooms
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges

Place the shrimp in a shallow dish. Combine the salad dressing, soy sauce, pepper sauce, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Whisk together until well blended. Reserve half of the sauce; set aside. Pour the remaining sauce over the shrimp. Refrigerate and marinate for up to 2 hours.

Preheat broiler. Soak 8 wooden skewers. Cut the zucchini into 1 1/3 inch slices.

Drain the shrimp and discard the marinade.

Alternately thread the shrimp, zucchini, onions, pineapple, mushrooms, and the tomato wedges onto the presoaked skewers.

Broil the kebabs, turning several times and basting with the reserved sauce, for 6 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink. Serve immediately.