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 31, 2012


1/2 lb raw peeled and deveined shrimp
1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise; cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 small red bell pepper, cut into bite-size chunks
8 green onions, trimmed down to mostly the white

Coat 4 skewers with nonstick cooking spray and thread the ingredients on the skewers alternating, shrimp, zucchini, pepper, onion.

2 tsp grated lemon rind
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
dash of red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp salt

Combine all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl; set aside.

Preheat grill to high; coat rack or grill pan with nonstick cooking spray.  

Spray a light coating of the cooking spray over the skewered ingredients.  Grill 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp turns pink and is cooked through. 

To serve, place on serving platter and pour the sauce evenly over all.

Suggestion: Serve with hot brown rice.