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.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


1 can (20-oz)crushed pineapple in juice, drained very well
1 box (3.4-oz) sugar-free pistachio pudding mix
1/2 cup marshmallows*
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tub (8-oz) frozen whipped sugar-free topping, thawed

In a large bowl combine the drained pineapple with the pistachio pudding mix until well combined. Stir in the thawed whipped topping and blend well. Stir in the pecans then gently fold in the marshmallows. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Note: This salad can be made day ahead and refrigerated overnight making it great for busy cooks.

*Severe diabetics who have trouble controlling their blood sugar should omit the marshmallows.