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, August 15, 2016


This is a SPLENDA brand recipe.
2 lbs cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp
1 cup no-sugar-added raspberry preserves
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
3 tbsp Splenda Granulated
2 tbsp tomato paste
3 tsp sherry wine vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, (seeded), minced
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch black pepper

Place sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or process 30 seconds or until smooth.

Chill sauce at least a couple hours before serving. Sauce will keep in the refrigerator for 5 days.

Yield: 32 servings
Per serving: 45 calories, 6 g protein, 4 g carbs
Dietary Exchange: 1 lean meat
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