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, April 25, 2015


3 cups uncooked whole-grain small shell macaroni
1/2 cup sour cream (preferable fat-free)
1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise
1/4 cup horseradish sauce
2 tbsp grated onion
1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 lb peeled and deveined cooked small shrimp
1 large-size cucumber, seeded and chopped
3 celery ribs, sliced thin
Lettuce leaves for lining serving bowl, optional

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain in a colander and rinse with cold water.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish sauce, onion, salt and pepper; stir in the shrimp, cucumber, celery and drained pasta.

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

To serve, line a serving bowl with lettuce leaves and place salad in bowl.

Yield: 12 servings
Per serving: 239 calories, 20 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein
Diabetic exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 lean meat