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.

Saturday, December 29, 2012


1 tsp dark sesame oil*
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp minced ginger
6 cups chicken broth
1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast cut into thin strips
4-oz uncooked whole-wheat thin spaghetti
2 green onions, sliced thin
2 cups sliced napa cabbage
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

In a large deep skillet or wok, over medium-high heat, heat the oil.  Add the garlic and ginger, saute for a couple of minutes.

Add the chicken broth to the skillet and bring to a boil.  Add the chicken, spaghetti, green onions, and cabbage; cook 10 to 12 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the spaghetti is tender.

Remove from the heat and stir in the soy sauce, vinegar, and cilantro.

*If you don't have sesame oil, you can use canola oil.

Note:  If you have leftover soup, this recipe is easily warmed in the microwave as a whole or a cup at a time.

Yield: 8 servings
Per serving: 210 calories, 20 g carbs, 12 g protein, 10 g fat (2 g saturated)