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.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


8-oz whole-wheat spaghetti, uncooked
4 cups small broccoli florets
1/2 cup low-sugar Italian salad dressing (not creamy)
1 lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan according to the package directions omitting salt. Add the broccoli during the last couple minutes of cooking time.

Heat the Italian dressing in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and garlic; cook, stirring, 3 to 4 minutes until shrimp turn pink.

Drain the spaghetti/broccoli mixture and return to the saucepan. Add the shrimp mixture and the Parmesan.

Toss lightly to mix.

Yield: Around 6 servings.