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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


1 cup water
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 dash salt

Apple Pie Topping:
2 tsp Splenda brown sugar blend
1 tbsp chopped apple
1 dash apple pie spice

Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in the oats and salt. Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Combine water, oats, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover tightly with heavy duty plastic wrap (or use a microwave bowl with lid, folding back enough of a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave on High for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Stir well.

Mix together the Splenda brown sugar blend, apple, and apple pie spice. Top the hot oatmeal with the apple mixture.

Yield: 1 serving