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.

Monday, July 23, 2012


6 ounces uncooked whole-wheat thin spaghetti
1/2 lb raw peeled, deveined shrimp
1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets
1/2 cup tiny tomatoes, quarted
16 pitted ripe olives, chopped
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp grated lemon peel
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions but leave out salt and butter or oil.  Add the shrimp and broccoli during the last minute to minute and a half of the cooking.

While spaghetti cooks, combine the tomatoes, olives, basil, olive oil, lemon peel, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl; blend thoroughly.

Drain the spaghetti mixture and place in a shallow pasta bowl. Top with the tomato mixture; toss gently.

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving: Approximatey 303 cal, 10 g (1 g sat) fat, 19 g protein, 37 g carbs
Dietary Exchanges = 1 vegetable, 2 starch, 2 meat, 1/2 fat