WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

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.

Monday, May 23, 2011

HOMEMADE MIXED BERRY JAM

You can make your own jellies and jams even though you are diabetic. This recipe for a Mixed Berry Jam is a good example of an easy diabetic recipe.
6 cups fresh raspberries
1/3 cup sugar
3 cups fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups Splenda granular
1 cup cold water
1 pkg (1 3/4-oz) no-sugar-needed pectin
1 pint fresh blueberries
(Note: the key to success is the no-sugar-needed pectin)

In a heavy-duty saucepan combine the raspberries and the sugar; heat over med high heat to boiling. Boil 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly. Mash strawberries and add to the raspberries along with the Splenda. Stirring constantly, boil for another 10 to 15 minutes. Put the water in a small saucepan and using a wire whisk, stir in the pectin; let stand 2 to 3 minutes until pectin absorbs the water. Boil, then stir into the fruit mixture and reduce heat to medium low. Add the blueberries and simmer 5 minutes until pectin is thoroughly blended in with the fruit. Freeze in sterile canning jars.

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