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.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


4 large ripe tomatoes
1 pkg (6-oz) frozen cooked crabmeat, thawed
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp snipped chives
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
dash of freshly ground black pepper
pinch of salt
4 fresh lettuce leaves to sit tomatoes on
4 fresh basil sprigs for garnish, if desired

Cut about a quarter inch off the stem end of each tomato.  Use a spoon to scoop the pulp (leaving about a half-inch shell) from the tomatoes and place pulp into a sieve or fine colander.  Allow pulp to drain; discard juice.  Chop the pulp.

Turn the tomatoes upside down on paper towels to drain well (this will prevent the filling from getting soggy).

Combine the chopped pulp, crabmeat, celery, bread crumbs, chives, basil, lemon juice,musrard, and pepper together in a medium bowl; mix well.

Sprinkle the salt on the insides of the tomatoes; fill with the crabmeat mixture.

To serve, set each tomato on a lettuce leaf and top with a fresh basil sprig, if desired.

Per tomato: Approximately 105 calories, 13 g carbs, 11 g protein