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, June 29, 2015


2 cans (6.5-oz each) minced clams, undrained
1/2 cup sugar-free or low-sugar Italian salad dressing
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
freshly ground black pepper, optional
8-oz whoe-wheat linguine, cooked according to package directions and drained

In a large skillet, bring the clams and salad dressing to a boil; boil 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat.

Stir the tomato, olives, Parmesan, parsley and pepper, if using, into the skillet.

Toss the hot linguine with the clam sauce until coated.

Yield: 2 large or 4 small servings