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.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


4-oz uncooked whole-wheat thin spaghetti
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup dry white wine (or chicken broth)
3 tbsp capers, rinsed & drained
2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt, optional
1 lb fresh sea scallops, rinsed & patted dry

Cook spaghetti according to the package directs (without any salt or fat).

In a medium bowl, combine the black pepper, paprika, tomatoes, bell pepper, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, wine (or broth), capers, oreano, and salt, if using.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Cook half the scallops 2 minutes per side; remove from pan and repeat with the other half.

Drain the pasta and place in a serving bowl; top with the scallops and cover to keep warm.

Add the tomato mixture to the pan remains and cook for 1 minute to heat through.  Pour mixture evenly over the pasta and scallops.  Serve as is or toss if you prefer.  Garnish with a mild to hot pepper, if desired.

Yield: 4 cups
Per 1 cup serving: 340 calories, 12 g (2 sat) fat, 31 g protein, 22 g carbs, 60 mg chol, 3 g fiber, 508 mg sodium