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.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


1 (12-ounce) package jumbo whole-grain shell macaroni
1 (6 1/8-ounce can) tuna in water
6 slices whole-grain bread, cut into small cubes
1 cup minced celery
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup minced onion
dash of salt
4 teaspoons lemon juice
dash of freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Splenda Granulated
1 (32-oz) jar sugar-free or low-sugar marinara sauce

Prepare shells according to the package directions; pour into a colander and drain well.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

While shells are cooking, combine the tuna, bread cubes, celery, milk, walnuts, onion, salt, and lemon juice together in a large bowl using a fork to flake tuna.  Stuff a tablespoon of this mixture into each of the drained shells.

Stir the Splenda and marinara sauce together to blend; spoon half of the sauce over the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking pan or dish.  Arrange the shells over the sauce in a single layer and cover with the other half of the sauce.

Cover the pan or dish with aluminum foil and bake 40 minutes.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings