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, July 11, 2017


1/2 lb raw shrimp, rinsed, peeled, toweled dry
1 lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
3 1/2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp salt

Heat a large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium-high heat.  Add the shrimp and cook two minutes, stirring often.  Add the asparagus and continue to cook for another 4 minutes or until the asparagus is just crisp-tender.  While mixture cooks, stir often with two large silicon spatulas.  Add the garlic and cook about half a minute.

Remove the skillet from the heat and add the red pepper flakes, cilantro, lime juice, oil, and salt.  Toss mixture gently to combine.

Serve immediately for the best flavor, color, and texture.  Serve with brown rice, if desired.

Yield: 4-servings
Per serving (without rice): 120 calories, 5 g fat (0 g saturated), 14 g protein, 7 g carbs, 3 g dietary fiber, 86 mg cholesterol

Note: This is a file photo of a similar recipe.