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, September 23, 2013


1 tbsp dark sesame oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp Splenda Granulated
1 lb medium raw shrimp that are peeled and deveined

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium heat.

Add the celery, bell pepper, onion, and ginger to skillet/wok and cook, stirring, for 5 to 7 minutes.

Add the soy sauce, lemon juice, and Splenda to skillet/wok and continue to cook, stirring, for another minute.

Add the shrimp and cook approximately 3 minutes until shrimp are pink and opaque.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 213 calories, 9 g (2 sat) fat, 28 g protein, 3 g carbs
Dietary Exchanges: 3 1/2 meat, 1 vegetable
Note: This recipe is from a diabetic book back when I was diagnosed as a diabetic.