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 16, 2011


Oat are a very good source of soluble fiber which is very important to the diabetic's diet.

2 cups quick cook oats
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs*
2 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour**
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp Splenda granular
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins

In a small bowl combine the oats with the buttermilk and let stand for 5 minutes. Beat eggs and stir into the oats along with the canola oil. Set the mixture aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, Splenda, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the oat mixture just until flour mixture is moistened. Gently stir in the raisins.

Heat griddle or skillet to hot and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter, 1/4 cup at a time, onto the hot griddle. When the top of the pancakes start to bubble, turn. When second side is a golden brown, remove from heat.

*Or you may use 1/2 cup egg substitute.
**You may omit and replace with another 1/4 cup all-purpose flour.

Serve topped with a thin pat of butter and sugar-free maple flavored syrup.

Yield: 1 dozen