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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


8-oz uncooked whole-wheat linguine
1 medium carrot, sliced thin
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup julienned red bell pepper
1/2 cup julienned yellow bell pepper
1 medium zucchini, sliced thin
1 medium yellow squash, sliced thin
1 cup broccoli florets
1 lb thin fresh asparagus, cut into bite-size pieces
8-oz fresh sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup white whole-wheat flour (or garbanzo bean flour)
2 cups cold water
2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 tsp salt, optional
4 tsp dried basil
6 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the linguine according to the package directions.

While pasta cooks, in a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, combine carrot, onion, peppers, zucchini, squash, and broccoli. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 10 minutes. Add the asparagus and mushrooms, cook 5 minutes more.

In a saucepan, combine the flour and water until smooth; add the bouillon. Bring mixture to a boil; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add the broth and salt, if using, stirring well to combine. Pour over the vegetables.

Drain the pasta and pour over the vegetables mixture. Add the basil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the cheese.

Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 168 calories, 3 g (1 g sat) fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 26 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein
Diabetic exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch

Note: File Photo