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.

Friday, January 27, 2012


12 chicken drumettes (about 1 1/4 lb), skin removed
1/2 cup lite soy sauce
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp to 1 tsp (how hot do you like 'em?) crushed red pepper flakes

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl; gently toss to coat the chicken.  Cover and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to marinate.

Oil broiler pan.  Remove chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade.  Place the chicken on the oiled broiler pan.  Broil 4 to 6-inches from the heat for 10 to 15 minutes until the juices run clear.  Turn once during the cooking and brush occasionally with the reserved marinade.

2 drumettes = approximately 1 gram carbs to 7 grams protein and 0 sugars.  Great diabetic snack as the protein to carb ratio is so high.  (That leaves room for more carbs somewhere else!!)

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