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 22, 2013


1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup water
1/2 lb large shrimp, peeled, cooked
2 1/2 cups snow peas, steamed, cut large ones in half
1 tsp minced fresh dill weed
2 tbsps minced fresh chives
3 tbsps fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp white-wine vinegar
2 tsps olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 dill sprigs for garnish, if desired

Place the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and hold under cold running water until the water runs from strainer clear.  This will take about a minute; drain well.

In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil and stir in the quinoa.  Turn heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa has absorbed the water and is tender.  Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.

Fluff the quinoa again and place in a serving bowl.  Add the cooked shrimp, steamed snow peas, dill and chives; gently toss together well.

In a cup, combine the juices, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper; pour over the salad.  Toss gently to coat well. Garnish with dill sprigs, if desired.

Serves 4.