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.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


This recipe for Blueberry Corn Muffins is great for anyone but especially so for the diabetic who loves bread. As long as we diabetics eat these in moderation, we can satisfy our bread craving from time to time. Make these in mini muffin pans and use for taking to pitch-ins, when you have guests, or freeze in freezer bags to pull out and have one at a time.

1 3/4 cups white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup Splenda granular
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup egg substitute
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 18-24-cup mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or line cups with mini paper liners; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and Splenda. In a large mixing bowl, blend the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the egg substitute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue to mix until the butter forms small lumps. Add the vanilla and buttermilk to the butter mixture; mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three separate batches, mixing well and scraping down bowl after each addition. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake in the preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes or until done.

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